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.
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