The Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism
The travel and tourism industry contributed more than US$7.6 trillion to the world economy and represented seven percent of the world’s exports in goods and services in 2016. Fueled by cheap flights, globalization and new technology, it is an industry that is expanding at an extraordinary rate. International tourist arrivals increased from 528 million in 2005 to 1.235 billion in 2016. Many less developed countries that were once considered “remote” have now opened up to international visitors.
The travel industry has multiple economic and social benefits, and because of its potential to lift millions out of poverty, many of these benefits carry over to children.
Today is World Tourism Day, a day to celebrate all the good things that tourism brings, but it is also a day to think about the dark side of this industry. Every day, children are sexually exploited by travelers and tourists, which is why it’s important that you know how to spot the potential […]
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