August 25, 2017
SANTO DOMINGO- Viva Wyndham Resorts recently signed the “Code of Conduct for the protection of children against sexual exploitation in travel and tourism”, sponsored by MAIS-ECPAT International, domestic representative of “THE CODE” in the Dominican Republic, as part of its effort to fight the exploitation of child sexual abuse.
The agreement sealed the commitment to consolidate the basis of a responsible tourism, building zero-tolerance environments in the face of these types of practices, raising awareness among staff and travelers, providing knowledge, tools and offering the industry support with the purpose of protecting boys, girls and teens living in the country’s different tourist zones.
Rafael Blanco Canto, Executive Vice-President of Viva Wyndham Resorts, expressed “We firmly believe in the responsibility before us as an industry in this cause. This joint initiative will achieve sustainable and comprehensive results. For this reason we decided to provide our full backing and sign up all Viva Wyndham Resorts properties in Mexico, Bahamas and Dominican Republic in ‘THE CODE’, contributing in this manner in favor of the development of children.”
The agreement was signed by Josefina Paulino, Luis Antonio Méndez, MAIS-ECPAT Coordinators and Tommaso Cutri, Executive of Viva Wyndham Resorts.