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  • The Code at ITB Berlin 2021

    We are looking forward to (virtually) attending ITB this week, and will have some presentations and discussions in the Responsible Tourism cafe – hope you can join us there! Thanks to our partner ECPAT Germany, you can also win some goodies, by completing a quick quiz on responsible tourism – please visit https://ecpat.de/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Flyer-Quiz-on-Responsible-Tourism.pdf

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  • The Code announces 7 new Top Members

    Bangkok, October 1, 2020 The Code today announced the recognition of 7 companies as Top Members for their outstanding efforts in implementing child protection measures through their operations. These Top Members have demonstrated comprehensive implementation of the 6 criteria of The Code, working with their teams, customers, suppliers and networks to promote awareness of the risks and warning […]

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  • IHG affirms commitment to protecting children in travel and tourism

    Multinational hospitality company IHG has proudly announced its commitment to tackle child sexual exploitation by becoming a member of The Code. With over 2,300 hotels across the U.S., Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean, IHG’s commitment to tackling sexual exploitation in travel and tourism will play a huge role in protecting children worldwide. Their trained […]

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  • ECPAT Austria welcomes three new child safe travel companies to The Code

    On 3 June, Local Code Representatives ECPAT Austria welcomed Loro Trips, Karmalaya and TravelWorks to The Code during a signing ceremony in Salzburg. As new members these companies have committed to take simple yet powerful steps to protect children from harm including training staff to respond to cases of exploitation, creating awareness amongst travellers and […]

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  • Voluntourism, orphanages and child sexual exploitation – what’s the connection?

    According to a new summary report from the Australian Criminology Institute, institutional care settings are emerging as the third most prominent site of child sexual exploitation, following encounters on the street and encounters in commercial establishments. This alarming statistic has been directly linked to an increase in international volunteering and voluntourism in orphanages and residential […]

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