Child Safe Tourism

January 6, 2015

World Vision hands the ‘Child Safe Tourism’ baton to The Code

The Child Safe Tourism campaign was launched in November 2012 as part of the Project Childhood Prevention Pillar – an Australian Government initiative implemented by World Vision to prevent child sexual abuse within travel and tourism in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam. With Project Childhood coming to completion in July 2014, World Vision pursued …

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May 16, 2014

UNWTO and World Vision join forces to fight child exploitation in tourism

Madrid, Spain – 15 May 2014. As tourism continues to grow globally, particularly in South East Asia, it is becoming increasingly urgent to consider its impact on local communities, particular where this relates to child exploitation. This is why UNWTO and World Vision East Asia Regional Office have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, forging a partnership …

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March 26, 2014

Increase in Cambodian tourism leads to growing importance of Child Safe Tourism

Phnom Penh, Cambodia – 26 March 2014. In 2013, Cambodia welcomed 4.2 million tourists, an increase of 17% from the previous year. This rapid growth of tourist arrivals is expected to continue year on year, raising concerns about how to ensure that local children are only positively impacted by tourism.  Tourism destinations attract vulnerable children …

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November 6, 2013

Tourists to South East Asia call for more action on child safe tourism

Bangkok, Thailand – 6 November 2013. Travellers to South East Asia want the tourism industry to take more action to protect children from exploitation, according to a new report issued by Project Childhood Prevention Pillar – an Australian aid initiative implemented by World Vision – in partnership with the University of Western Sydney. Last year, …

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March 11, 2013

Free Child Helpline in Cambodia expands to 24 hours

Phnom Penh, Cambodia – 2 March 2013. Child Helpline Cambodia extends its free 1280 helpline services’ opening hours from 13.5 to 24 hours today. The extension will meet the demand for access to emotional support services overnight, when many children and youth are in a better position to contact phone counsellors to discuss problems. Additionally, …

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November 6, 2012

Travellers within Southeast Asia want Child Safe Tourism education

Bangkok, Thailand – 7 November 2012 Tourists to and within the Southeast Asian countries of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam want to be better educated about Child Safe Tourism according to a report issued by Project Childhood – Prevention Pillar, an Australian Aid initiative implemented by World Vision. The report ‘Child Safe Tourism: The …

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August 17, 2012

Cambodia Ministry of Tourism Escalate Efforts to Protect Children in Tourism

Phnom Penh, Cambodia – 17 August 2012. The Cambodia Ministry of Tourism and World Vision Cambodia announces today the escalation of efforts to protect children in tourism through a new Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) initiative, Project Childhood. Project Childhood brings together World Vision, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and INTERPOL to …

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September 27, 2011

Tourists and the child exploitation industry

Bangkok Post, Thailand – 27 September 2011. Travellers and expats in Thailand know the scene of child poverty well. A six year old girl sitting neatly on a mat, painted in bright red lipstick, with a woman sitting nearby; begging for money. A 12 year old boy selling chewing gum at 11pm in an adult …

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