Supply Chain Laws& the Business Case of Putting People first

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Human Rights matter – also in tourism

„All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.“
Article 1, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Human rights issues become increasingly important in corporate governance. For many businesses in the tourist industry, it no longer matters whether but rather how they address their human rights responsibility. The Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism supports companies in their effort to implement a strategy for human rights due diligence.

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Joint Project: Informal Workers in Thailand

PATA and Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism reach out to tourism’s forgotten people: Trainings for informal workers in Thailand

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Webinar I Turning Drops into Ripples: How a Living Wage Contributes to Human Rights Due Diligence

Register now for our latest webinar on the positive effects of a living wage on Tuesday, 30 November, 11 am - 12 pm CET

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Vacancy: Working Student (m/f/d) Human Rights in Tourism

    The Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism is looking for a working student to support the coordination office from January to April 2022. Deadline for application: 19.11.2021

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Webinar I Respecting Human Rights in the Tourism Value Chain - Tools and Offers to Get Started

The recording of our introductory webinar on human rights and tourism, on 17 August is online.

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Watch Online NOW: Symposium 2021

Online Symposium | From Obligation to Aspiration: Supply Chain Laws and the Business Case of Putting People first. 22 September

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Webinar I The Suit in the Bag, Due Diligence at Home? Organising Business Travel that Respects Human Rights

The recording of our business-travel webinar from 15 June 2021 is now available online!

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Vocational School for Commerce and Travel in Vienna joins the Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism as multiplier member. Welcome!

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Roundtable at ITB Now 2021

Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism is attending ITB Now from 9 - 12 March 2021. Visit us at our Brandcard and our Café corner.

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Webinar I A Human Rights Narrative: Additional Value for your Company, Suppliers, and Customers

Webinar: A Human Rights Narrative: Additional Value for your Company, Suppliers, and Customers. Watch the recording online.

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Who we are

The Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism is a non-profit association under German law and an international multi-stakeholder initiative promoting human rights in tourism.
It provides incentives for enterprises, organisations and institutions that commit themselves to respect human rights in tourism according to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

What we do

initiate

processes of recognising human rights issues and responsibilities in the tourism sector and promotes human rights due diligence amongst tour operators

develop

criteria and concepts in order to implement human rights responsibility according to the UN Guidelines on Business and Human Rights, communicates them to the tourism industry and recommends them as guidelines

support

the implementation of human rights standards into the business practises of tour operators by creating access to good practice through dialogue and networking opportunities, valuable exchange and knowledge transfer

encourage

travellers, businesses, investors, educators, students and responsible politicians to respect human rights in tourism by raising awareness in the public and the media

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"As the worldwide largest platform for the tourism industry it is our responsibility to care for human rights at home and in destinations. In the Roundtable we can exchange ideas with like-minded industry members and together increase our power of impact."

R. Jean-Francois — ITB Berlin

"We support tourism for sustainable development, with human rights being a central but under researched issue. As Roundtable founding member and part of the international network we appreciate the inspiration and knowledge that supports our daily work."

C. Kühhas — Naturefriends International

"The Austrian Travel Association (ÖRV) is committed to human rights responsibility and due diligence in tourism. Not only the travellers should feel well in the holiday countries, but also the hosts who live from and with tourism."

J. Peterleithner — OERV

"The Roundtable is an ideal platform to share good practices and challenges of implementing human rights issues in business operations. TourCert uses this exchange to support its certified members in taking concrete actions for human rights protection."

Martin Balas — TourCert

"The Roundtable is a well-respected platform for trustful exchange and cooperation among different stakeholders. Joint activities and open discussions on eye-level are the basis to improve the human rights situation in tourism."

Antje Monshausen — Tourism Watch, Brot für die Welt

"If you take your responsibility for human rights due diligence in your value chain seriously as a travel company, you soon realize that you won't get far alone. The exchange of information, opinions and joint actions by various stakeholders are crucial.

Peter-Mario Kubsch — Studiosus Reisen München

"Our goal is to enable our students to integrate human rights in their work routine by providing them with knowledge. The Roundtable is the platform where we get all information, current facts and appreciated support, in a network of like-minded partners."

Günter Moser — Berufsschule für Handel und Reisen