CODE OF CONDUCT FOR THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN FROM SEXUAL EXPLOITATION IN TRAVEL AND TOURISM
"The problem of commercial sexual exploitation of children and its connection with the tourism trade is extremely complex. While the tourism industry is not accused for encouraging this un-wanted phenomenon, it has been asked to collaborate and to react against the use of its networks and establishments for this purpose.
"However, all tourism companies who suspect or are aware that are being used as vehicles to carry potential sex offenders are indirectly responsible for their acts at the destinations.
"The tourism professionals' networks, their knowledge and high skills in interacting with the customers can make a difference at the destinations in the way the child-tourism phenomenon is prevented and combated! As the tourism industry provides travellers with transport, accommodation and services, those working within the tourism industry have unique possibilities to observe, increase awareness of and report on the commercial sexual exploitation of children. Committing to the implementation of this Code of Conduct, demonstrates that your company puts values and ethics above marginal profits, by actively promoting a socially responsible, child-wise tourism!"