Footprint Travel uitgeroepen tot Topmember van Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct

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Paulien van der Geest, 22 juli 2014
Kaapstad, Zuid-Afrika

Trots dat we WERELDWIJD bij de 43 Topmembers van Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct horen, samen met onze lokale partner in Zuid-Afrika! Deze code is er om kinderen te beschermen binnen toerisme. Topmember van The Code zijn betekent dat we ons inzetten om kindersextoerisme te voorkomen. Alleen omdat je het niet ziet, wil niet zeggen dat het er niet is... Hieronder volgt ons video bericht en integraal het persbericht van The Code of Conduct.

The Code recognises tourism companies for exceptional efforts to protect children

BANGKOK, 21 July 2014 — The Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism (The Code) today announced its Top Members for 2014. Forty-three tourism companies from around the world are recognised as Top Members for their exceptional work to integrate child protection practices into their business and help protect children from sex tourism.

The companies recognised as Top Members of The Code have successfully completed all six criteria of The Code within their own business operations, reported their efforts, and chosen to make their child protection work public on The Code’s website. “The 2014 Top Members are true leaders of child protection in tourism, having taken concrete actions to help keep children safe and raised the profile of the crime of child sex tourism within the tourism industry and among the wider travelling public,” said Andreas Astrup, General Manager of The Code.
The 2014 Top Members are:
  • Abang Africa Travel and Trust (South Africa)
  • Accor Hotels (France)
  • Adventure Travel Trade Association (USA)
  • Altruvistas (USA)
  • ANVR (Netherlands)
  • Ashonorte (Dominican Republic)
  • Caribe Royale Orlando (USA)
  • Carlson (USA)
  • Club Hotel Dolphin (Sri Lanka)
  • Concessionaire Volaris Fly Aviation Company (Mexico)
  • Dominican Fiesta Hotel & Casino (Dominican Republic)
  • Envision Meetings & Incentives (USA)
  • FCm Travel Solutions (Germany)
  • 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)
  • International Tour Management Institute (USA)
  • Kuoni Travel (Switzerland)
  • 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 (part of ANWB Reizen, Netherlands)
  • Solresor (Sweden)
  • Travel Counsellors Nederland (Netherlands)
  • Travel Excellence (Costa Rica)
  • TUI Travel (UK)
It is heartening to see companies from such diverse tourism sectors and countries really walking the talk. Taking action within their own companies ensures they will have the greatest impact for children,” said Mr Astrup.

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