"An important aspect of protecting young children and adolescents at risk of trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation and/or exploitative labour practices is giving them the tools and support they need to help prevent and identify exploitation before it happens. In addition to policy, auditing and training, through our corporate foundation, the TUI Care Foundation, we invest in prevention by taking proactive steps to support young people."
"TUI ACADEMY Dominican Republic
In partnership with Plan International and Blue Diamond Resorts, the TUI Care Foundation aims to empower disadvantaged youth in Punta Cana at risk of commercial sexual exploitation and/or early marriage by offering them a career in the tourism sector."
"TUI ACADEMY Thailand
At the end of 2020, the TUI Care Foundation and Robinson Club joined efforts with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, supports Defence for Children – ECPAT Netherlands and Plan International to protect disadvantaged youth in tourism destinations in Thailand. The project will focus on preventing child labour and fostering child protection. More specifically, the initiative aims to prevent (sexual) exploitation of children and youths, through multi-stakeholder engagement, the promotion of due diligence processes amongst the private sector and by offering sustainable, decent economic opportunities to disadvantaged young people via the TUI ACADEMY model. Over 165 youth will be enrolled in life skills, vocational training and internship, and at least 85% are expected to graduate (140 or more) and pursuit a career in tourism. Over 350 tourism professionals will be trained on child protection, gender, the prevention and combat of sexual exploitation and decent work aspects."