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July 6, 2016 Responsible Tourism No Comments Email Email

The ChildSafe Movement, a global Movement protecting children from all forms of abuse, is pleased to announce the revamp of its company Certification dedicated to the Tourism Industry and congratulates EXO Travel Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar for their achievement in being the first travel agencies to be ChildSafe Certified.

ChildSafe is a global child protection Movement initiated by FriendsInternational in 2005. It both implements and advocates for child protection policies and practices by giving the opportunity to everyone to take action. Its initiatives provide the highest standards of protection to all children and youth, involving key members within all tiers of society and the international community.

The tourism industry represents a key role in protecting children globally. By becoming ChildSafe certified EXO Travel set an example committing to the ChildSafe 7 Standards.

Besides implementing a Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct in their daily business, protecting their clients, employees and company- they ensure that their services are not only child-friendly and protective, but also answering the needs of the community, parents, and youth. More than 400 of their staff have been trained and tested. Known as ChildSafe Agents, they are now able to identify and respond immediately to a child in danger.

All EXO customers receives the ChildSafe 7 Tips for Travelers, even being often well-intentioned some of their potential behaviors, by lack of knowledge, may incur negative consequences on children and communities. The 7 Tips provide them with information and alternatives. Available in15 languages they are also distributed and visible at airports and travel agencies, hotels, restaurants and other outlets.

All ChildSafe Alliance Partners, Supporters and Certified Businesses, can easily be identified by the characteristic thumbs up logo and are listed on the ChildSafe website, along with all related information and the important ands acclaimed ‘7 Tips for Travelers’.

Friends-International Based in Cambodia, FI is a leading social enterprise saving lives and building futures of the most marginalized children & youth, their families and their communities in South East Asia and across the world. It powers and implements the ChildSafe Movement globally.

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ChildSafe Movement

The ChildSafe Movement is an award-winning global child protection system established by Friends-International. It creates protective and supportive networks for children through training and supporting key and strategic members of communities, raising awareness and promoting behavior change among the general population and supporting behavior change among tourists and travelers to reduce their social footprint through responsible behaviors.

Highly Commended WRT Award for Child Protection at World Tourism Market , London, 2013

AGFUND award to ChildSafe for work protecting and supporting Street Children, 2014

Wild Asia Award for Innovative Responsible Tourism Initiative, Singapore 2014 C10 – Childhood Award, 2014

UNWTO Innovation in Non-Governmental Organizations, Madrid 2016 (runnerup)

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