The Code is a project between the tourism private sector and the children’s NGO ECPAT to prevent sexual exploitation of children at tourism destinations. Tour operators and umbrella organisations, hotels, travel agents, airlines who endorse the Code are committed to implement a common set of measures to prevent child exploitation.

These include:

  • establishing a corporate ethical policy against commercial exploitation of children
  • training in-country personnel in both country of origin and of destination
  • providing information to travellers
  • providing information to local “key persons” at destinations
  • reporting annually

The Code details how to adopt the code and implement measures, and its signatory companies.

Credit: ECPAT UK