Has clear guidelines for protecting children in the Tourism Industry
Commits itself and its business partners to comprehensive measures against child labor
Trains its employees in their home country and destinations and sensitizes their customers accordingly
Is actively committed to the well-being of children in the host countries, so that they are not abandoned to exploitation or sidelined
Provides transparent information about all measures taken if requested.
Your local tourism provider
Takes effective measures to protect children from sexual and economic exploitation and informs its customers that sex with children is a crime and they will not tolerate any such behavior from clients
Does not employ children and works with its suppliers against exploitative child labor
Ensures fair wages and fair working conditions for adult employees so that their children do not have to work, as well as sound training, especially for young employees
Ensures, as a minimum, compliance with existing labor regulations and extensive support for minors who are not allowed to be put on the street without their livelihood
Provides transparent information about the measures taken and draws the guests’ attention to their contribution to child protection.
Set the course before Travel
Ask before booking your holiday booking what your tour operator is doing to protect children in the tourism industry
Inquire about the child protection measures and working conditions in the hotel of your choice before the reservation
Find out about the situation of children at their travel destination before starting your holidays
Treat working and begging children on the streets with respect – they have to make a living too.
Ask on-site how to best deal with begging children. Do you give them alms because they are in urgent need of support, or do you entice them to stay away from school? If in doubt, you would rather make a donation to a qualified child protection project that opens up fair development opportunities for children
Report observations of sexual exploitation of children and adolescents to your local travel and hotel management.
Show civil courage if you observe events related to the sexual exploitation of children by tourists abroad by notifying the authorities in your home country.