Child Welfare and the Travel Industry: Global Good Practice Guidelines

Written byAmanda Ho | Regenerative Travel

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The Global Good Practice Guidelines have been developed to provide a common understanding of child welfare issues throughout the travel industry. Fifteen guidelines have been designed as practical working tools to understand the risks of harmful child welfare practices and the subsequent impacts on children and communities.

Guidance is provided to implement key actions in all business areas to prevent exploitation within the tourism industry. As the demand for experiential and community-based tourism grows, so do the risk factors for children. Knowing what the right actions are can ensure their safety and provide needed support.

4 Part Overview

1. Guidelines to ensure positive child welfare communication, reporting, and compliance

2. Guidelines for designing child-safe products and services

3. Guidelines to drive synergy and cooperation between providers, community stakeholders and guests

4. Tips for initial implementation

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