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ATTA Members Webinar: Trafficking in Tourism: Child Protection Guidelines

ATTA Guest Presenter

Michelle Guelbart
MSW, ECPATUSA

Thursday, June 6
10:00 AM PST / 17:00 UTC

During the 2012 Adventure Travel World Summit in Switzerland, ATTA became a member of the Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct. The Code is a set of 6 guidelines travel and tourism companies implement to put in place policies and procedures to identify and protect children from sexual exploitation. (www.thecode.org)

This webinar will examine the issue of sexual exploitation of children as it intersects with the travel and tourism industry, identify the role ATTA members have in addressing the issue, and talk about real world implementation of the Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct.

Register for this ATTA Webinar.
 Click here.

About the Presenter:

Michelle is in charge of ECPAT-USA’s (www.ecpatusa.org) engagement with the private sector on issues related to child protection. Her expertise is in tourism. In her role, Michelle manages relationships with corporations, NGOs, and responsible investors to encourage and provide technical assistance on corporate social responsibility initiatives to protect children. She speaks regularly to local, international, and federal agencies as well as industry professionals. Michelle also represents ECPAT-USA as the Local Tourism Child-Protection Code Representative in the United States. Michelle holds a Masters Degree from Columbia University’s School of Social Work and a Bachelors Degree from the University at Albany.

Free registration required to attend this ATTA Member Webinar.

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