Children and the hotel industry in Mexico

Taking action to protect, respect and support children’s rights

With the UN General Assembly declaring 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, it is more important than ever that the hotel industry determines the ways that its operations and supply chains impact on children and how they can mitigate the negative and enhance the positive impacts they find. This report aims to help businesses do this. Following extensive desk-based research into the child rights issues relating to the hotel industry in Mexico, UNICEF undertook exhaustive qualitative research with tourism stakeholders, parents working in the industry and children. This included interviews and focus groups with over 300 hotel employees in three different locations in Mexico, as well as interviews with more than 50 potentially affected children and with more than 80 international, national and local experts.

Studies / Research / Report
56 pages
Children's Rights
Sexual Exploitation/Sexual Harassment
Modern Slavery