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Responsible tourism

Child Safe Tourism

Build a better business. Be a child safe business.

Do you work in the travel or tourism sector? Are you looking for ways to make your business safer for vulnerable children in tourism destinations? Do you want to attract responsible customers? See our resources below for low-cost ways you can help reduce the risk of child exploitation in the tourism industry. If you have any questions, or if you have good practices or resources to share please contact us.

The Child Safe Traveller

This report presents findings of research carried out in Bangkok, Thailand, between April and May 2013. Building on Child Safe Tourism: The Tourist Perspective, this study looked deeper into tourist perceptions of child exploitation in connection with tourism in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam. It also assessed tourist reactions to child safe tourism communications. …

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Ways to make your business child safe

Whether you’re an individual, small business or large company, the following tips are useful ways you can play a part in making tourism safer for vulnerable children. Learn what you can do.

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Writing a child protection policy

A written client-facing policy makes it unequivocal that your company will not tolerate child abuse and exploitation. It should be simple, practical and achievable, with clear processes to prevent and respond to abuse. Most importantly, your policy should not just be words on paper – but a set of guidelines which are actively followed by …

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How child safe is my business?

Being a child safe business not only benefits the children you’re helping to protect, but also enables you to build a better business. Complete the following test to measure whether your business is taking sufficient action to prevent risk to children from abuse and exploitation in tourism. Take the test.

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Guidelines for Voluntourism

Voluntourism provides an opportunity for travellers to have a unique and rewarding experience, while simultaneously delivering benefits to communities that can have a lasting impact. However, while voluntourism may be well intended, the effects can be detrimental without the proper planning, management and monitoring. In order to ensure the tremendous positive potential of this field, …

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Keeping Children Safe from Abuse in Travel and Tourism: Sample Agenda

The ‘Keeping Children Safe from Abuse in Travel and Tourism’ course is a one-day interactive training session for employees and managers/owners in the travel and tourism sector. The training equips participants with up-to-date knowledge on the issues of child abuse in tourism and provides practical skills to build a tourism environment that keeps children safe. …

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Child Safe Tourism: The Tourist Perspective

More than 300 self-selected survey participants representing 37 countries shared their experiences of interactions with children in Cambodia, Thailand, Lao PDR and Vietnam and their perceptions of Child Safe Tourism. 84.8% of survey participants stated that they would like to know more about how to protect children and prevent exploitation while traveling and 94.8% of …

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