Protection of Child Rights in The Tourism Sector Handbook

Tourism has been one of the fastest growing sectors over the recent years. According to data from the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), one out of every 11 jobs in the world are in the tourism sector.1 Turkey is the eighth most visited country in the world, hosted approximately 38 million foreign tourists in 2017 and earned nearly USD 22.5 billion in total tourism income.

While on the one hand the growth of the tourism sector holds considerable potential for economic development, on the other hand the image of the country and the sector may be hurt considerably by victimisation and violations that accompany regulatory gaps, lack of capacity in the sector and the lack of professionalization.