Hotelbeds and Blue Travel Partners have pledged their support to UNICEF´s work in the Dominican Republic with the signing of a fundraising agreement of the `Good Hearted Guest´ program, which enforces the Code of Conduct established by ECPAT (End Child Prostitution, Pornography and Trafficking).
UNICEF developed the `Good Hearted Guest´ program to protect children and adolescents by improving their life conditions. Hotelbeds and Blue Travel Partners will help promote the program in the destination with the support of their offices at a national level and with the collaboration of all their suppliers.
`Good Hearted Guest´ works in association with the beneficiary communities, civil society, public sector and private companies all across the Dominican Republic. The program includes the development of fundraising campaigns for hotel participants employees and guests, the education of all employees in children’s rights and child sexual exploitation, as well as the establishment of steps to follow in case of suspicion or detection of abuse and/or sexual exploitation.
Hotelbeds will generate its own financial resources to support this initiative. This way, in addition to informing their customers and employees about UNICEF´s work, the company will donate a fixed amount each year to the `Good Hearted Guest´ program.