ITMI is the Premier Institute for Professional Tour Directors and Guides and the First School to Integrate Human Trafficking Awareness Education into its Curriculum.
The International Tour Management Institute (ITMI) is proud to announce that it has been accepted as a member to the ECPAT Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Exploitation in Travel and Tourism. ITMI joins industry leaders including the Carlson Companies, Sabre Holdings, Hilton Worldwide and Delta Airlines in fighting modern day slavery.
As the first travel institute to sign the Code, ITMI will be paving a new an exciting route for travel and tour institutes to follow. They will train all students on the signs of human trafficking and explore ideas on protocols for reporting. ITMI’s commitment will surely raise awareness and prepare countless tour professionals as experts on the issue.
“We are delighted to welcome ITMI as a signatory to the Code of Conduct,” says Carol Smolenski, Executive Director of ECPAT-USA. “This will ensure that travel and tourism students learn from their very introduction to the industry that child sex tourism is unacceptable and illegal everywhere. ITMI’s leadership in providing training will spread the word far and wide.”
To learn more about ITMI’s commitment to child protection check out their press release. We look forward to ITMI’s signing of the Code Agreement in January during their Annual Symposium. In the mean time, we will keep you updated about their efforts towards child protection.