After UNWTO unexpectedly canceled the traditional yearly meeting of the Executive Task Group for Child Protection, this wire reached out to UNWTO members. The overall response was a disappointment by many, but there was also hope. (Click to read here)
As a last minute effort, The International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) organized an informal meeting of UNWTO Stakeholders, ICTP members and anyone interested in Child Protection in Tourism. The Nepal Tourism Board CEO Deepak Raj Jos did not hesitate one minute and opened his stand for this meeting.
So far ICTP received 27 registrations from Thailand, India, UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Zimbabwe, Germany, Pakistan, Guinea Bissau, USA, Serbia, Nepal.
Representatives from ECPAT, THE CODE, WYSE, ABTA, WSO and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports Thailand, and the International Delphic Council are planning to attend. ICTP invited UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili, but so far UNWTO did not respond.
Anyone attending ITB Berlin next week is invited to participate. Registration: http://ictp.travel/itb2018/
- WHEN? Friday, March 9, 2018: 11.15h
- WHERE? ITB Berlin, Stand 5.2a / 116 (Nepal Tourism Board)
- WHO? ICTP Members, leaders of the global travel and tourism industry, associations and media.
- REGISTER: Click here
ICTP Chairman Juergen Steinmetz who is also the publisher of this newswire said: “Child Protection is too important to be ignored at the largest travel industry event in the world. I am pleased to see organizations and countries showing leadership. We are open to anyone wanting to contribute to our meeting. We are inviting anyone wanting to learn more on how to get involved. We hope UNWTO, WTTC, and PATA will consider joining us as well. Register at http://ictp.travel/itb2018/ and see you in Berlin.”