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Puppen
© Robert Wenzel

“Tourism is people´s business” – this wisdom holds true since the emerge of travel and tourism. It is not only true for guests – but includes all the people all over the world, who ensure, that travellers get safely from A to B, provide good food and arrange interesting excursions. Tourism constantly breaches their dignity and rights. Either by exploitative working conditions, eviction for hotel buildings and airports or by limiting their access to resources like water. Until today, children are sexually abused in the context of tourism. Strengthening human rights in tourism, therefore, stands in the centre of our work.

Online seminar: Child protection during tourism project visits

The webinar "Tourism for Good? Respecting Child Rights in Project Visits" by the Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism, held in May 2022, was targeted at tourism businesses and other stakeholders offering project visits where tourists come into contact with children during their travels. The …

India: On The Way Up

Frauenmeeting
© Dietmar Quist

Trekking guides in India are usually male. But that can change, as this year’s TODO Award winner Himalayan Ecotourism shows.

World Tourism Day 2021

Woman looking through Telescope_Uganda
© Slim Emcee_Unsplash

Since 50 years, the international community celebrates World Tourism Day annually on September 27. We have compiled some statements and demands from civil society networks.

No Long-Term Plan for Lakshadweep

Insel im Meer
© Anuj Chauhan_Unsplash

A planned tourism project in the Indian Union Territory of Lakshadweep meets with resistance from both local people and the scientific community.

Child protection in tourism

Sexual exploitation of children is a current and important issue. ECPAT Germany re-launched its online training for tourism professionals in English, German, and French.

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