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ATTA and UNWTO to advance responsible adventure travel
The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) has announced a new partnership with The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), dedicated to researching and building a responsible adventure market.
Announced at the ninth Adventure Travel World Summit in Switzerland late last month, the new partnership will include collaboration in research, quality and education and training to create promote the knowledge and value of adventure travel while creating a quality enhancement and sustainable development of adventure travel products.
ATTA President Shannon Stowell told media that the agreement is an "indicator of a sea change" in tourism and will impact all businesses working within the sector.
Stowell continued "the adventure travel segment may not be the biggest piece of travel today, but it's one in which the people who operate it are on the front lines and they know that if they do not protect their local wildlife, environments and their cultures and make sure that local people are involved and benefitting from tourism, then their business is gone."
At the Summit, ATTA also became the first US-based association to sign the Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct, an initiative designed to protect children from trafficking and sexual exploitation in travel and tourism.
Stowell explained "we recognise there are dark sides to tourism.
"With such recognition comes great responsibility to take meaningful and immediate steps to eradicate harmful activity.
"This is our first measure to address this issue, and most certainly not our last."
Other tourism companies to have signed the conduct include Accor Hotels, Carlson Companies, Delta Air Lines, Hilton Worldwide, Sabre Holdings and Wyndham Worldwide.
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