Dear TPA Affiliate,
Over the decade, the issue of sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism has become more frequent in news reports, while numerous research papers and specialists analyses have been, and are being, devoted to it vis-à-vis an apparent growth of the phenomenon.
In Kenya, the call for protection of children from sexual exploitation culminated in enactment of laws by the Government of Kenya and signing as well as adherence to the six tenets of the code for protection of children against sexual exploitation by member associations in travel and tourism including KAHC, KATO and MCTA now KCTA.
Despite these efforts, and probably due to minimal empirical data on tangible outcomes of the efforts, sexual exploitation of children is reported to be on the rise within the coastal tourism circuit further negating ongoing initiatives to revamp the region as the preferred tourism destination. An Africa Conference on Child Protection in Travel and Tourism held in Durban South Africa on 7th May 2018 while acknowledging strides made in protecting children also noted a number of challenges which continue to hinder the full realization of the Code requirements by sector players. Member countries were challenged to enhance their efforts in implementing best practices and resolved to renew their efforts and commitment. Among the resolutions was the need to empower professionals within the industry who were identified as a key resource and link in curbing the vice.
TPA, an association of professionals in travel and tourism in Kenya who is also a signatory of the Code has organized one-day training on Fundamentals of Professionalism in Hospitality, Travel and Tourism. Among other thematic areas, policies and practices of responsible and sustainable tourism essential in protecting children from sexual exploitation will be deliberated and practical solutions for implementation arrived at. The training will be held in the following regions:
As an important player in the industry, you are requested to nominate and second staff from key departments such as Housekeeping, Front office, Food and Beverage, Security and Management to the training. Participants will be examined and certified by the Code. Nominated participants are required to register for the training online on the link below
Who Can Attend?
The training targets all hospitality, tourism including leisure, travel, tour operators and other related areas both in industry and academia professionals.
Charges: TPA Members KES2,500 and Non-members KES3,000
Payments: MPESA Paybill 859096 Acc No: CPD 2018
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