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Myanmar's tourist industry unites to fight child abuse in Myanmar Myanmar, September 30: Childrens Association and The Lake Garden Nay Pyi Taw - MGallery Collection by AccorHotels - hosted the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism and members of the Myanmar Tourist Board to work to help prevent child trafficking, abuses and child labour. It was part of the multi-stakeholder workshop on responsible tourism and human rights approaches in Myanmar, organized by the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business and the Hanns-Seidel Foundation.

In Myanmar, the emergence of infant sexual intercourse and childcare were the major concern of the tourist world. "Indeed, in the impact assessment carried out by the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business in 2014/5, two areas of increasing concern to Myanmar's infants were indeed identification of orphan house and volunteer tourism," says Vicky Bowman, the Centre's head.

Globe proofs show that home based childcare can affect the bodily, emotional as well as societal developments of a child and make it susceptible to child labour, abuses and bodily harm. "The number of kids in the facilities is rising, and the trend of tourism to make donations and attend the homes of orphans continues. "We must act together now before it is too late and kids are at higher risk," Bertrand Bainvel cautions.

"We strongly urge businesses to subscribe to and enforce the Code of Conduct for the Protection of Minors from Child Abuse in Travel and Tourism and to make sure they comply with international guidelines for commercial tour operators," said Vicky Bowman, Executive of the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business Directors. "AccorHotels has been committed to the struggle against the sexually exploited child for almost 15 years.

Signatories to the Code of Conduct for the Prevention of Infant Abuse in 37 nations around the world, AccorHotels has taken measures to inform and train staff, raise customer and supplier awareness, strengthen relationships with government agencies and facilitate the rehabilitation of those affected by the abuse of minors. "One of The Lake Garden Nay Pyi Taw's main objectives is to contribute to Myanmar's economical and societal growth by helping to protect the most valuable and at the same time fragile children," David Daguise states.

Every establishment in the collection evokes a singular character and history that visitors will experience through its architectural design, its historical origins, its "signature" establishments that reflect an aesthetical world and a stylistic inspiration from a person who has helped to create or decorate it:

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