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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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Webinar I Encounters at Eye Level: Tackling Racism in the Tourism Value Chain

Encounters at Eye Level: Tackling Racism in the Tourism Value Chain Experts' Inputs and a Good Practice Example - Creating Awareness and Taking Action 10 December 2020, 2:00 - 3:00 pm CET

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Symposium 2020 - Documentation is online now

About 100 people attended the Online Symposium 2020 "Beyond the Crisis: How to Create Social Benefit and Resilience in Tourism".

Workshop Myanmar HRIA report 5 March 2020 Berlin

Summary Myanmar HRIA Workhop 5.3.2020

Our workshop on 5 March 2020 discussed findings of the HRIA report with regard to Myanmar, and defined first follow-up measures.

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Report on HRIA in Thailand and Myanmar is online now

The final report on the conducted social value chain assessment in Thailand and Myanmar 2019 is online now.

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Save-the-date: Roundtable Symposium & AGM 2020

NEW DATE: Symposium on 28 September, RT Annual General Meeting on 29 September 2020 - ONLINE

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Roundtable at ITB 2020

The Roundtable is present at ITB with a panel discussion, 2B2 Workshop and various more activities. Have a look at the overview.

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Summary: HRIA Workshop 22. October

Read the summary of our workshop "How can tour operators assess human rights impacts in their value chains?" from 22 October.

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Our new HRIA Tool is online!

This free online tool supports tour operators to assess human rights impacts of their business in a destination - step-by-step.

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Second Webinar is online

Watch our webinar on "How can tour operators assess human rights" from 2 October 2019. Register for our workshop on 22 October!

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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


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


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


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


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

"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