Human Rights in Tourism

An Implementation Guideline for Tour Operators

This guideline is based on the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and was specifically devised by the members of the Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism to address the needs of tour operators. It supports the development of a human rights strategy that can be integrated into already existing management structures of the tourism industry, and individually adapted to their size and business activities – to specify social needs and to root human rights issues deeply within the organisation. The tools presented here increase the efficiency of existing sustainability management programmes as business activities, for instance, are more strongly based on international legal standards. Recognised as a right, the social dimensions of sustainability are thus essentially strengthened. The guideline encourages those businesses that have so far failed to practice sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), or environmental management, to make a first big step towards sustainable entrepreneurship. The guideline offers a simple, but systematic way forward.

Tools / Guidelines / Training
Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism
36 pages
Human Rights Policy
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Due Diligence
Tour operator
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]