Friday, April 3, 2009
Is there anything more horrific than exploiting an innocent child? Unfortunately, this has been a major problem in the travel industry. In an upcoming conference by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives(ACTE) who have partnered with ECPAT-USA this will problem will be discussed.
In the flyer distributed by ECPAT-USA it says:
“As the leading educator for the global business travel industry, ACTE has a responsibility to inform and educate travel management professionals about issues such as the sexual exploitation of children,” Susan Gurley, ACTE Executive Director, said. “Partnering with organizations like ECPAT allows us to offer conference attendees valuable information about what their companies and travellers can do to ensure they are not unknowingly contributing to this pernicious problem.”
“We are delighted to have this opportunity to partner with ACTE,” noted Carol Smolenski, Executive Director of ECPAT-USA. “We have a difficult subject to talk about, but we know that a lot of companies, like Carlson Companies and Accor, are taking the lead in preventing the sexual exploitation of children. Our job is to provide support and technical assistance and we’re happy to work with ACTE on spreading the word."
THANKS ECPAT-USA for protecting our children.
Posted by Traci at 12:24 PM