Human Rights and Climate Change - Linking Agendas in Tourism

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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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Call for Tender: Update of our Get Started Tool and Resource Center

Support us to update our Get Started Tool and our Resource Center with new cases and info. Apply until 22 August, 12.00 noon CEST.

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Online Symposium 2022 - Human Rights and Climate Change: The Benefits of Linking Both Agendas in Tourism

Register now: Online event on 6 October with inputs around a human-rights-based approach to climate action in tourism.

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Participate in Our Survey on Grievance Mechanisms in Tourism

We are conducting a project on grievance mechanisms in tourism, and we need your support!Please take part in this short survey, it only takes 6-8 minutes and can be filled in here anonymously.

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Webinar | Choices for Human Rights - How Tourism Businesses Can Influence & Sensitise Their Travellers

Our webinar on sensitising customers to human rights issues took place 12 July 2022, 11 am - 12 pm CEST.

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Tourism is a People's Business - The Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism (Subtitles DE / ES / FR)

Human rights in tourism more international: Our video: "Tourism is a People's Business -The Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism" is now available with German, Spanish and French subtitles.

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Call for Tenders: Study on non-state complaint mechanisms with practical guidance for the tourism sector

Study and practical tourism-related recommendations for a threshold grievance mechanism. Apply until 16 May, 12:00 noon.

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Webinar | Tourism for Good? - Respecting Child Rights in Project Visits

Our webinar on respecting child rights in project visits took place on 10 May 2022, 11 am - 12 pm CEST. Watch the recording!

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ITB Berlin Convention 2022 - "The Forgotten Majority –Informal Workers in Tourism"

Watch our free jointly presented session about "The Forgotten Majority – Informal Workers in Tourism" at ITB Berlin Online 2022

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Resignation of Clare Jenkinson (ABTA) from the Board – Farewell Statement

With great sadness, we have to announce that Clare is leaving the tourism industry and with it the Roundtable. Read her statement

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Webinar I Europe equals easy? Human Rights in Tourism on the Doorstep – Exemplified by Italy

Our webinar on human rights on the doorstep (Italy) took place on 24 February 2022, 11 am - 12 pm CET. The recording is now 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

"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

"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

"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

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 — DER Touristik Suisse

"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

"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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