Stay up to date on news related to the travel and tourism response to human trafficking, as well as updates from our Code signatories below.
International Tour Management Institute Code Signing, a Great Success
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, 30 JANUARY 2012 – Last week, ECPAT-USA was honored to attend International Tour Management Institute’s (ITMI) 26th Annual Symposium, where ITMI became the first travel and tourism institute to sign the Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct….
FBI Honors Kimberly Ritter of Nix Conference & Meeting Management for Efforts to Stop Child Sex Trafficking
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, 18 September 2012 – Kimberly Ritter of St. Charles, a senior account manager at Nix Conference & Meeting Management, was honored today by the FBI for her efforts to protect children from sex trafficking….
NYTimes Reports: The Travel Industry Takes On Human Trafficking
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 9 November 2012 – Today’s special edition of the NYTimes Giving Section featured an article entitled, The Travel Industry Takes On Human Trafficking about the impressive role travel and tourism companies have taken to end human trafficking….
Passport to Freedom, Sabre Holdings’ Corporate Responsibility Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 5 November 2012 – September 27, 2012 marked a very special World Tourism Day and another stride in the fight against child sex trafficking as Sabre Holdings became the first global travel technology company to sign the Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct…
Adventure Travel Trade Association Joins
ECPAT’s Fight Against Sexual Exploitation Of Children
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 31 October 2012 – ECPAT-USA and the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) today announced that the ATTA became the first United States-based association to sign the Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct….
International Tour Management Institute (ITMI) to Sign the Code!
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, 24 October 2012 – 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….
Coalition of Investors and Advocacy Groups Press Companies Help Eliminate Human Trafficking
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, 28 September 2012 – Christian Brothers Investment Services (CBIS), Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), and the Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility (ECCR), today released a report, “Corporate Approaches to Address Human Trafficking: Investor Recommendations to London Olympic Sponsors and Hospitality Companies.” The report highlights policies and practices of companies that may be at a higher risk of encountering child and labor trafficking and provides guidance to eradicate these egregious human rights violations…
Sabre Establishes “Passport to Freedom” as Part of Commitment to Fight Human Trafficking Worldwide
SOUTH LAKE, TEXAS, 27 September 2012 – Actress Jada Pinkett Smith joins Sabre Chairman and CEO Sam Gilliland to introduce landmark program geared at empowering the travel and tourism industry to end human trade and exploitation…
Tour Operator Meaningful Trip signs the Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 21 September 2012 – United States-based tour operator, Meaningful Trip joined the fight against child trafficking by signing the Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct (The Code)…