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July 20, 2018

Child Protection

Why responsible tourists should visit Honduras, El Salvador, Dominican Republic and Guatemala

Responsible tourists should look to travel to and support Honduras, El Salvador, Dominican Republic and Guatemala through tourism. Responsible tourists should check carefully when supporting other Caribbean and Latin American Countries. This message becomes timely with the start of the WTTC (World Travel and Tourism Summit) about to start in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Except for

New law to protect children

In a huge win for victims of online sex trafficking, FOSTA-SESTA was signed into law by the President this week. Backpage, an online marketplace notorious for trafficking children, has now been seized by the U.S. Department of Justice. The new law will allow victims of human trafficking to sue websites that knowingly assisted in the

Africa Conference on Child Protection in Travel and Tourism

Moving forward from Recommendations to Commitments and Action 7 May 2018 | Durban, South Africa 1. Background In June 2018, an International Summit on Child Protection in Travel and Tourism will be hosted by the Government of Colombia, in collaboration with the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), ECPAT International and other stakeholders. The event

Formed at ITB: Special interest group on Child Protection Through Tourism

Many tourism stakeholders, both from the private or public sector were disappointed when the new secretary-general of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, canceled the annual meeting at ITB of the World Tourism Network on Child Protection. The group had met since 1995 at every ITB. This disappointment, however, turned into a good day

Celebration and Action on International Women’s Day

CALL YOUR SENATORS On Thursday, March 8 (International Women’s Day), we need a barrage of positive calls to Senate members. Please call 202-225-3121 and you will be transferred to your Senator’s office. Sample script for call: “My name is ___ and I live in _____ (State). I am calling to thank Senator ______ for supporting the FOSTA-SESTA

ICTP takes the initiative after UNWTO cancels ITB meeting on Child Protection

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

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