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The Code recognises tourism companies for exceptional efforts to protect children

BANGKOK, October 26, 2017 — The Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism (The Code) today announced its new Top Members for 2017.

Eight tourism companies from around the world are newly-recognised as Top Members for their exceptional work to integrate child protection practices into their business and help protect children from sex tourism.

In total, forty-nine companies are now recognised as Top Members of The Code, recognising their strong commitment to child protection through the implementation of all six criteria of The Code within their own business operations. “The new and existing Top Members have shown leadership helping to protect children from sexual exploitation in travel and tourism, and have set an example for other businesses to follow. Any tourism business, large or small, can become a member of The Code, and demonstrate their commitment to children”, said Damien Brosnan, Programme Manager of The Code.

The new Top Members for 2017 are:

  • Costa Rican Trails – Agencia de Viajes Senderos de Costa Rica, S.A. (Costa Rica)
  • a&e erlebnis:reisen (Germany)
  • Studiosus Reisen München GmbH (Germany)
  • Focus on Women (Spain)
  • DER Touristik Suisse AG (Switzerland)
  • AccorHotels Thailand (Thailand)
  • Elevate Destinations (United States)
  • Hyatt Hotels Corporation (United States)

The full list of Top Members of The Code is (also see http://www.thecode.org/who-have-signed/top-members/):

  • a&e erlebnis:reisen (Germany)
  • Abang Africa Travel and Trust (South Africa)
  • Accor Hotels (France)
  • AccorHotels Thailand (Thailand)
  • Adventure Travel Trade Association (USA)
  • Altruvistas (USA)
  • ANVR (Netherlands)
  • Ashonorte (Dominican Republic)
  • Caribe Royale Orlando (USA)
  • Carlson (USA)
  • Concessionaire Volaris Fly Aviation Company (Mexico)
  • Costa Rican Trails – Agencia de Viajes Senderos de Costa Rica, S.A. (Costa Rica)
  • DER Touristik Suisse AG (Switzerland)
  • Dominican Fiesta Hotel & Casino (Dominican Republic)
  • Elevate Destinations (United States)
  • Envision Meetings & Incentives (USA)
  • FcM Travel Solutions (Germany)
  • Focus on Women (Spain)
  • Footprint Travel (Netherlands)
  • Forum Anders Reisen (Germany)
  • Globetrotter Travel Service (Switzerland)
  • Grand Palladium Imbassaí Resort & Spa (Brazil)
  • Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort and Spa / The Royal Suites Punta de Mita by Palladium (Mexico)
  • Hilton Worldwide (USA)
  • Hospitality Evolution Resources (USA)
  • Hotel Alfiz (Colombia)
  • Hotel de la Opera (Colombia)
  • Hyatt Hotels Corporation (United States)
  • International Tour Management Institute (USA)
  • Lotus Travel (Sweden)
  • Meaningful Trip (USA)
  • Meliá Hotels International (Spain)
  • Myanmar Polestar Travels & Tours (Myanmar)
  • Nix Conference & Meeting Management (USA)
  • Panama Trails (Panama)
  • People and Places (UK)
  • Platinum Travel & Events (USA)
  • Real Hospitality Group (USA)
  • Resia Travel Group (Sweden)
  • RIUSA II (Spain)
  • Sabre (USA)
  • Sawadee (Netherlands)
  • SKR Reisen (Germany)
  • SNP Natuurreizen (now part of ANWB Reizen, Netherlands)
  • Solresor (Sweden)
  • Studiosus Reisen München GmbH (Germany)
  • Travel Counsellors Nederland (Netherlands)
  • Travel Excellence (Costa Rica)
  • TUI Travel (UK)

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About The Code

The Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism (The Code) is an industry-driven corporate responsible tourism initiative that provides awareness, tools and support to tourism companies in order to prevent the sexual exploitation of children. Tourism companies that join The Code agree to take six steps that turn child protection principles into concrete operational procedures that can help keep children safe. Visit www.thecode.org

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