Whether due to the awareness of clients, investors or critical media, businesses are increasingly confronted with the question of how they can respect human rights when carrying out their business activities. Human rights issues are not only significant in the international political arena and for public awareness, but are also becoming increasingly important in corporate governance.

The aim of every tour operator must be to respect human rights and promote their implementation within their scope of their individual options. It is important therefore that a tourism business is familiar with the connections of their own economic activities and supply chains with various aspects for human rights. This is, where the Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism acts.

The Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism is organised as an incorporated non-profit association under German law since October 2016. 
It is funded primarily by membership fees and donations, and is allowed to issue donation receipts to be set off against tax liability.

The supreme body is the General Assembly. Once a year, the members meet to discuss their work priorities and activities. These resolutions form the basis for the seven-member Executive Board. It is elected every two years by the General Assembly and is active on a voluntary basis. Details on the working methods and decision-making processes, as well as on membership and guest status are described in our Statutes and Bylaws.

The Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism has currently 31 members from six countries. In 2012, the Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism was formed by eight founding members under the moderation of TourCert.