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Anti-child Trafficking Tourism update

AASA takes a stand against child trafficking

AASA is pleased to advise that on Friday 17 April 2015, the Chief Executive Officer, Chris Zweigenthal, signed a pledge in support of the Tourism Child Protection Code of Conduct against the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

The signing ceremony took place during a special media briefing during the World Travel Market Africa (WTM Africa) at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The pledge was signed with Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) the Local Code Representative for South Africa. Several other tourism organisations including the National Department of TourismWTMFEDHASASAACI, and SAYTC signed the pledge as well.

Global initiatives and studies

  • Offenders on the move: Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of children in travel and tourism 2016
    Despite 20 years of efforts, the sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism (SECTT) has expanded across the globe and out-paced every attempt to respond at the international and national level. The results of the first comprehensive global study on SECTT confirm that no region is untouched by this crim and no country is ‘immune’. In an increasingly interconnected world, more people are on the move and even the most remote parts of the planet are now within reach, thanks to cheaper travel and the spread of the Internet. As a result, the risks of child sexual exploitation are increasing. 


    Download the global study here: cf.cdn.unwto.org/global-report-offenders-move-final.pdf

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