The need for good practice guidelines
In 2017, we partnered with G Adventures and Planeterra Foundation to develop practical, international guidelines for the travel industry to use within their own companies and initiatives, a first of their kind. They extend beyond obviously harmful behaviors and expose the potential negative effects of common, well-intentioned efforts.
There are 15 guidelines organized under four sections to offer businesses a structured approach for implementation:
- Guidelines to ensure your company is able to prevent and respond to child abuse arising from tourism interactions
- Guidelines for your products and services to have the best impact on children
- Guidelines to ensure your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives are reinforcing child welfare
- Guidelines for implementation