Research Report: Reluctance to report sexual exploitation of children related to travel and tourism

The research report was produced by Defence for Children – ECPAT the Netherlands, with joint data collection from Universiteit Leiden, ECPAT Austria, ECPAT Belgium, ECPAT France and ECPAT Germany. The research consisted of a literature review, an online survey with more than 1,000 travellers from 5 countries and focus group discussions in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands with 90 participants (young travellers, tourism professionals and other experts).

The research is accompanied by a brochure “Obstacles to report suspicions of sexual exploitation of children”.

This research is part of the European project “ALERT ACTORS REPORT: A protective environment for children to live free from sexual exploitation in the travel/tourism/hospitality sector”. This report is produced by Defence for Children – ECPAT the Netherlands, with joint data collection from Universiteit Leiden, ECPAT Austria, ECPAT Belgium, ECPAT France and ECPAT Germany. The publication is produced with the financial support of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of Defence for Children – ECPAT the Netherlands and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission.