Tourism Code of Conduct Need of Hour

10 July 2011

Panaji: There's an urgent need to formulate a tourism code of conduct, stated participants on the concluding day of the two-day state consultation on 'Protecting Children in Tourism', held at Caritas, Panaji.

"Establishment of an ethical policy on commercial sexual exploitation of children, an annual report on the cases reported, training of personnel involved in tourism services are some of the measures that will help drastically reduce child sex tourism," said S Vidhya, programme coordinator, Equations.

Bousset Da Silva, SDPO, Bicholim, said the Goa tourist police force was disbanded last year and the tourist police beat system has also stopped.