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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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Together for Trainings on Human Rights Due Diligence: Kick-off in Berlin

Futouris e.V. & the Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism lead a tourism industry project. The kick-off took place in Berlin.


Interview: Uganda has lost its rainbow colours

We talked to Michael Kajubi from Uganda about the new anti-homosexuality law, LGBTQI+ rights and the implications for tourism.


We welcome a new member: WomenFairTravel

We welcome WomenFairTravel as tour operator member. Read their statement.


Register Now: Symposium 27 November 2023 in Berlin

Register now and join us on 27 November to discuss the role of meaningful stakeholder engagement for positive impacts in tourism.


We welcome a new member: Green Tiger Travel

The Roundtable welcomes Green Tiger Travel as new tour operator member. Read the statement of Green Tiger Travel.


We welcome a new member: Sasane Sisterhood Trekking & Travel

The Roundtable is delighted to welcome a new tour operator member. Read the statement of SASANE Sisterhood Trekking & Travel.


We welcome a new member: asr

The Roundtable is delighted to welcome a new association member. Read the statement of asr.


We welcome a new member: Socialbnb

The Roundtable is delighted to welcome a new tour operator member. Read the statement of socialbnb. 


Letter of Concern regarding Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill

The Roundtable initiated a letter of concern signed by 28 tour operators and tourism stakeholders to the government in Uganda.


Studiosus Talk "Climate Protection - A Human Right?" - Opening Statement by Michel Windfuhr

Micheal Windfuhr, Deputy Director, German Institute for Human Rights on the need to consider climate protection as a human right.

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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

Tourism is a people’s business. The travel industry must work on joint solutions to ensure human rights in tourism. Therefore, I invite everybody to join forces and cooperate with us in the Roundtable – together we are stronger!

Tony Reyhanloo — Studiosus Reisen München

"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

"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

"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 — Brot für die Welt

"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

"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

"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


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