Luci to speak at leading responsible tourism conference

Luci to speak at leading responsible tourism conference

Our Young Professional adviser Luci Gardiner O’Brien has certainly been thrown in at the deep end – she is representing people and places on a panel discussing child protection issues at WTM London in November – Luci will be talking about something close to our heart – how volunteer travellers can work for children – working with projects that seek to keep children in families not in orphanages – for an example of our work take a look here

Here`s an outline of the session – if you are interested in attending please let us know – contact sallie@travel-peopleandplaces.co.uk

Tuesday 5th November 11.30

The issue of the exploitation of children in orphanages to create lucrative attractions for tourists was first raised at WTM London in 2011.  There has been a session on child protection every year since raising awareness of the child trafficking and exploitation of children, many of them not orphans, to secure donations and visit fees from tourists and tourism businesses. This year we are focusing on what tourists and tourism businesses can do to support children in their extended families in the community and out of orphanages.Moderator: Martin Punaks
‘Luci’ Gardner-O’Brien   peopleandplaces

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Mehalah Beckett, Regional General Manager for Sub Saharan Africa, Intrepid

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