RIU Hotels Fight Against Sexual Exploitation of Children
For the fifth year, RIU Hotels & Resorts reaffirms its commitment and support to the ECPAT Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children and Adolescents Against Sexual Exploitation in Tourism and Travel. Since 2012, the chain has been holding training workshops for its corporate staff in Spain and for its employees in its hotels around the world. By the end of 2017, more than half of RIU Hotels employees will have received training on the ECPAT Code.
Every year, two million minors are forced to enter the commercial sexual exploitation market. Tourism, as a major global industry, has economic, cultural, environmental and socio-political effects in the contexts in which it operates, impacting the lives of children and adolescents in these communities.