Travel industry acts on sex tourism

A charity has joined forces with the travel industry to crack down
on sex tourism after Home Office-funded research showed 54 per cent
of holidaymakers had witnessed it.

End Child Prostitution, Pornography and Trafficking is working with
the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) to provide
information to people on how they can help prevent and protect
children from abuse when they are on holiday.

Research found that 75 per cent of people would report an incident
while they were away, and a further 22 per cent on their return
home. Only 3 per cent would not report it.

As part of the scheme, people will be able to call Crimestoppers
once they return home and report what they have seen. The Sexual
Offences Act 2003, which came into force in May this year, means
Britons who abuse children abroad can be prosecuted in the

A spokesperson for ABTA said: “A lot of people involved in sex
tourism travel independently but tour operators and clients could
report things.”

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