Child Safe Tourism

Choose hotels, tour companies and businesses that implement child protection standards

Why is it important?

Children in tourist areas are especially vulnerable to physical, emotional and sexual abuse. The tourism industry has enormous power and potential to help make it safer for children.

So what can I do instead?

Every dollar you spend influences the world around you; so use your consumer power wisely. Support businesses that are taking positive action to protect child rights and support local communities to create a sustainable future. Choose hotels and businesses that implement child protection standards and encourage other businesses to do so. If you see a child being exploited in any business or service you are patronising, speak up and take your business elsewhere. The tourism industry caters to your demands.

Who can I contact or support?

Cambodia
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    The Code

    The Code is a responsible tourism initiative that partners with travel and tourism businesses to prevent the sexual exploitation of children.

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    ChildSafe Network in Cambodia

    The ChildSafe Network is a Friends International initiative to establish local networks of responsible citizens that protect children living and working on the streets.

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Lao PDR
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    The Code

    The Code is a responsible tourism initiative that partners with travel and tourism businesses to prevent the sexual exploitation of children.

    Visit site
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    ChildSafe Network in Lao PDR

    The ChildSafe Network is a Friends International initiative to establish local networks of responsible citizens that protect children living and working on the streets.

    Visit site
Thailand
  1. 1

    The Code

    The Code is a responsible tourism initiative that partners with travel and tourism businesses to prevent the sexual exploitation of children.

    Visit site
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    ChildSafe Network in Thailand

    The ChildSafe Network is a Friends International initiative to establish local networks of responsible citizens that protect children living and working on the streets.

    Visit site
Vietnam
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    Mekong Responsible Tourism Guide

    The Mekong Responsible Tourism Guide profiles community-based businesses and social enterprises throughout the region.

    Visit site
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    The Code

    The Code is a responsible tourism initiative that partners with travel and tourism businesses to prevent the sexual exploitation of children.

    Visit site