Transat is Canada’s holiday travel leader and ranks among the largest integrated tourism companies in the world. Strongly committed to the cause of sustainable tourism, the company has signed a three-year memorandum of understanding with the organization Beyond Borders ECPAT Canada to co-operate in the fight against the commercial sexual exploitation of children.
As part of that commitment, Transat has begun raising awareness of its entire staff to the issue of child sex tourism. In addition, all of its managers and frontline staff are receiving training, developed with the help of Beyond Borders ECPAT Canada. Transat also plans to raise customer and partner awareness of this issue of prime importance to the travel and tourism industry. Lastly, the tour operator has developed internal policies to guide the actions of employees who may witness situations of abuse.
Transat is a sponsor of the Beyond Borders Media Awards, which singles out journalists for exemplary coverage of the issue of child sexual exploitation.
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