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[PDF] Child Exploitation and the FIFA World Cup: A review of risks and protective interventions
School of Sport and Education, Brunel University London, Jul 2013
Craigslist is hub for child prostitution, allege trafficked women
Chris McGreal, Guardian (UK), 8 Aug 2010
Includes comments by the company.
Blogpost with further details of Craigslist response
KLM Airlines Statement to Travelers: help fight child abuse
KLM, Holland Herald Magazine, Nov 2008
Lessons Learned and Good Practices on Working with the Private Sector to Combat Child Sex Tourism and Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation
Patchareeboon Sakulpitakphon, ECPAT, Sep 2008
Marriott Combats Child Sexual Exploitation
Bill Baue, SocialFunds.com, 11 Dec 2006
Shareholders pressured Marriott on policy to address the exploitation of children
Accor hotel group vows to protect children
Nondhanada Intarakomalyasut, Bangkok Post, 20 Feb 2003
Gambia: Manual On Child Sex Tourism Launched
Momodou Jawo, Daily Observer [Gambia], 6 Oct 2011
Gambia Tourism Board launches training manual on child sex tourism developed in collaboration with the tourism industry
50 underage girls ‘sold weekly’ as sex workers in Kenya
Athman Amran, Standard [Kenya], 5 Oct 2011
At least 50 underage girls are sold every week as sex workers to tour operators & hotels
Madagascar: Fighting a rising tide of sex tourism
IRIN, 26 Nov 2010
Fighting child exploitation in tourism
Southern African Tourism Update, 22 Oct 2010
Letter to hotel chains regarding human trafficking at the World Cup & company responses [So. Africa]
Christian Brothers Investment Services wrote to the CEOs of 8 major hotel chains operating in So. Africa asking them to detail specific actions they were taking to prevent human trafficking, including child sexual exploitation, in advance of the World Cup. Six did not respond to their inquiry, or sent a response that did not address their concerns. Business & Human Rights Resource Centre obtained responses from those hotels: Best Western, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels, Intercontinental Hotels, NH Hotels, Starwood Hotels.
Tourism practitioners discuss sex tourism [Ghana]
Ghana Business News, 26 Sep 2009
Hoteliers join war against child sex pests [Kenya]
Mathias Ringa, Daily Nation (Kenya), 11 Apr 2008
Report reveals Kenyan child sex industry of ‘horrific’ magnitude
Chris Niles, UNICEF, 19 Dec 2006
Village Voice Media defends its backpage.com ad policy [USA]
Los Angeles Times, 29 Nov 2011
Critics say it is a "too-easy platform for predators intent on offering underage victims for prostitution"
Hotel chain boosting staff training to fight child prostitution [USA]
Michael Martinez, CNN, 29 Jul 2011
Allegations Link U.S. Companies to Brazilian Sex Tourism
Barry Meier, New York Times 8 Jul 2011
Tour Company Accused of Brazilian Child Sex Traffic
Jacqueline J. Holness, Courthouse News Service (USA), 15 Jun 2011
Investors Commend Delta Airways for Efforts to Stop the Trafficking of Children
Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, 18 Mar 2011
Transat and Beyond Borders join forces to fight child sex tourism [Canada]
Transat, Beyond Borders, 4 Oct 2010
UNICEF study links child sex abuse ‘business’ in some Caribbean territories to tourism
Stabroek news, 3 Apr 2010
Brazil fights Child Sex Tourism: How sustainable Tourism and Travelers’ Involvement Can Help Brazilian Children
Patricia Ribero, About.com, 8 Aug 2008
Tourism fueling child sex in Mexico
Ioan Grillo, Houston Chronicle, 30 Dec 2005
Asia & Pacific
Child-sex tour conviction a 'victory for children' [New Zealand]
Radio New Zealand, 11 Nov 2011
Campaign on tourism code of conduct begins [India]
Times of India, 12 Aug 2011
Govt. launches campaign for implementation of tourism code of conduct aiming to prevent sex tourism & sexual exploitation.
Arrest in undercover operation against child sex tour operator
New Zealand Police, 20 Aug 2010
Child sex tourism – what you can do about it
Yeoh Siew Hoon, Asian Correspondent, 8 Jun 2010
Interview with Giorgi Berardi, Project Officer on Combating CST, ECPAT International.
Hotels and airlines to fight child sex tourism [India]
Pratul Sharma, Fighting Online Pedophilia, 10 Jan 2010
Child sex tourism under siege in Southeast Asia
Nelson Alcantara, Global Travel Industry News, 22 Mar 2009
Rights groups say child sex abuse rampant in tourism industry [Indonesia]
Monstersandcritics.com, 19 Mar 2009
Is Child Sex Industry behind increasing foreign tourist in India?
Pratyush (India), 15 Oct 2007
Europe & Central Asia
Swiss companies fight child sex tourism
New Europe, 24 Nov 2008
Sex Tourism in Estonia? Why not?
Estonian Free Press, 24 Dec 2009
Ukraine, the sex tourist mecca for European johns
Youngbee Kim, Examiner.com, 18 Aug 2010
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