Key Factor Stakeholder EngagementSymposium 27.11.2023See DocumentationHuman rights risks in the tourism value chainAnalyse your risks Get StartedHuman Rights and TourismWebinar Series Check Out MoreRoundtable Human Rights in TourismBecome a MemberRead moreHuman Rights and Tourism InformationFind ResourcesGo To Resource CenterHuman Rights Impact Assessment in a destinationAssess Your ImpactsGo to ToolHuman Rights and Climate Change - Linking Agendas in TourismOnline Symposium - 6. October 2022WATCH THE RECORDING AND FIND MORE INFOPreviousNext 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. Commitment Read more about our principles. Start now Current News Register now: Lunch & Learn with AVNRLunch&Learn Session "Working Towards The Eradication of Child Exploitation in Tourism" on 18 March 2018, 12.00-12.45 pm CET.more …The Roundtable at the ITB Berlin 2024 - Visit our Stall & SessionsVisit us in Hall 4.1, Stand number: 201 and join our various sessions on human rights in tourism that we host and moderate.more …Lunch&Learn Session: Get to Know The Tourism Impact AllianceWatch our Lunch&Learn Session on the project Tourism Impact Alliance which took place on 13 February 2024, 12.00-12.45 pm CET.more …Together for Trainings on Human Rights Due Diligence: Kick-off in BerlinFutouris e.V. & the Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism lead a tourism industry project. The kick-off took place in Berlin.more …Interview: Uganda has lost its rainbow coloursWe talked to Michael Kajubi from Uganda about the new anti-homosexuality law, LGBTQI+ rights and the implications for tourism.more …We welcome a new member: WomenFairTravelWe welcome WomenFairTravel as tour operator member. Read their statement.more …Symposium 27 November 2023 in Berlin On 27 November we discussed the role of meaningful stakeholder engagement for positive impacts in tourism.more …We welcome a new member: Green Tiger TravelThe Roundtable welcomes Green Tiger Travel as new tour operator member. Read the statement of Green Tiger Travel.more …We welcome a new member: Sasane Sisterhood Trekking & TravelThe Roundtable is delighted to welcome a new tour operator member. Read the statement of SASANE Sisterhood Trekking & Travel.more …We welcome a new member: asrThe Roundtable is delighted to welcome a new association member. Read the statement of asr.more …PreviousNext Read All News SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER 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. Read more Video file Our Vision and Mission VISIONWe are the most impactful multi-stakeholder initiative to promote the rights of people in tourism.MISSIONThrough cooperation we build a trusted network of different stakeholders in tourism. We provide access to expertise, initiate pilot projects and develop learning materials. We support the implementation of human rights due diligence in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles within tourism companies, the supply chain and in destinations. Offers and Services for our Members Our members benefit from a range of offers and services:Network, Coordination & SupportBiggest sector dialogue platform in the tourism industry bringing together different stakeholders, offering a broad networkHigh level of recognition and credibility (mentioned in NAP Germany, invited to political panels, discussions and consultancies …)InternationalityImpact-orientationDemand-led initiative: open for members’ demands and needsHead office for contact, assistance, planning and informationKnowledge ExchangeCommon approach towards the complex area of human rightsKnowledge sharing beyond competition, acting as partners and contributing unique knowledge towards the same goal, Peer-to-peer learningInclusion of multiple perspectives, use of interdependencies: sharing individual concerns and commonly work/joint interaction towards the practical implementation of human rights due diligence on the tourism sectorCollection of information, guidelines, manuals, tools and literatureWorking groups on relevant topics (open for proposals from members)Joint Projects & FundingInitiation of pilot projectsSupport in funding acquisition / project proposalsContact to relevant institutions (GIZ, EDA, SECO etc.)Information and ServicesAnnual General Meeting (possibility to get involved in strategic planning, run for board membership and meet personally)Annual SymposiumRegular Member Mailings and Exchange SessionsE-LearningsWebsite with Login-Area: access to documentations,minutes and working group documents What we do initiateprocesses of recognising human rights issues and responsibilities in the tourism sector and promote human rights due diligence amongst tour operatorsdevelopcriteria and concepts in order to implement human rights responsibility according to the UN Guidelines on Business and Human Rights, communicate them to the tourism industry and recommend them as guidelinessupportthe 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 transferencouragetravellers, businesses, investors, educators, students and responsible politicians to respect human rights in tourism by raising awareness in the public and the mediaPreviousNext Become a Member! 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„Travel is a source of economic & social stability and a key driver of international understanding. At DRV, we are committed to safeguarding human rights as a fundamental principle. The diverse expertise of the Roundtable is therefore an important asset.“Norbert Fiebig - DRV (German Travel Association)PreviousNext Newsletter Always be up to date and get the latest news and details about upcoming Roundtable webinars, events and projects. Click here to subsribe.