Published on : Thursday, March 9, 2017
On March 8, at Villa Kastaia hotel in Berlin, the Executive Committee (ExCom) of the World Tourism Network on Child Protection by UNWTO had its annual meeting on the sideline of ITB Berlin. The meeting started with welcome remarks by Márcio Favilla L. de Paula, Executive Director of the UNWTO. Later discussed was the upcoming special session at ITB – Governments as champions of child protection in tourism.
Uruguay presented best practices in tourism and prevention of sexual exploitation of children in the Americas. The Approach of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) had an appealing program among its members. ABTA introduced the Modern Slavery Act and its implications for tourism industry stakeholders.
Best practices by ExCom participants: Putting child protection in the context of the Int’l Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development / implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Advancing youth empowerment through travel and tourism:
UNWTO/Amadeus/Government of Kenya pilot project in Nairobi were also discussed.