Why the tourism industry needs to take a human rights approach

The business case

Many in the tourism industry are increasingly embracing the sustainability agenda. This includes some of the smallest and largest tour operators, hotel groups and travel trade associations. The next challenge is for the industry to recognise that true sustainability means taking a human rights approach to tourism. This briefing makes the business case for doing so. A human rights approach means recognising and addressing the multiple human rights impacts and issues associated with  tourism. It makes business sense on several levels. This includes  risk management, competitive advantage, social sustainability, and business leadership and  ethics. Lastly, this briefing outlines a selection of the numerous initiatives, guidelines and toolkits that are freely available online, and which are designed to assist businesses to adopt and implement a human rights approach.

Tools / Guidelines / Training
Tourism Concern
12 pages
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Due Diligence
Tourism Stakeholder