On October 20th, in front of 100 future tourism professionals, ECPAT Belgium took part in the “Ethics and Tourism” debate organized by Thomas More and Travel Magazine. During this event, Ariane Couvreur was able to present the ECPAT International’s Global Study on the sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism, the ECPAT Belgium’s study on extraterritoriality and the “I say STOP!” campaign.

Other panelists also participated to the debate:

  • Ilse Meyers (Secretary General of the Belgian Tour Operators’ Association),
  • Manu Donck (Director of Africa by Excellence),
  • Karel Peeters (Director of the Reis in Opleidingscentrum of Ghent) and
  • Patrick Geussens (professor of ethics at Thomas More).