PC at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino steps up to combat global sexual exploitation of minors

Foto 1 principal Luis Méndez MAIS ACPAT Adelfa Féliz INAPI Walter Barbieri Hard Rock Hotel Alejand

Tourism is considered one of the largest industries internationally, as it generates a large number of jobs and economic resources around the world. Due to its impact, it also represents an economic, social and environmental phenomenon whose effects are not always positive.

One of the biggest and most serious problems that has been detected at a social level is the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Girls, Boys and Adolescents on Tourism Trips (CSEC-VT).

This problem has grown rapidly, impacting not only the tourist destination, but also businesses, entertainment centers, bars, hotels and society itself.

RCD Hotels, through its property Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, confirms in the Dominican Republic its commitment to the international protection network against the Sexual Exploitation of Girls, Boys and Adolescents in Travel and Tourism, by signing the agreement-commitment The Code with the ECPAT organization (End Prostitution, Pornography and Trafficking of Children and Adolescents for Sexual Purposes), a global network of organizations and individuals that promote prevention and awareness of the commercial sexual exploitation of girls, children and adolescents.

By signing the agreement, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana continues with the actions that RCD Hotels has promoted for four years to implement the code of conduct for the protection of girls, boys and adolescents against Commercial Sexual Exploitation in the Industry of Travel and Tourism, upon receiving the international certification The Code in the Dominican Republic that accredits it as a socially responsible company with human rights.

RCD Hotels has had a proactive participation since 2019 in the prevention system against sexual tourism of minors, whose agreement includes regular training, development of protocols, inclusion of clauses in contracts with suppliers and dissemination materials to raise awareness among guests. about this problem.

The signing of the agreement was attended by Leidy M. Rivera, THE CODE Representative, Luis Méndez, MAIS-ECPAT Project Coordinator, as well as Adelfa Féliz, Eastern Regional Manager of the National Institute of Comprehensive Early Childhood Care (INAIPI) and Zuleica Diloné, member of the National Steering Committee to Fight Child Labor of the Ministry of Labor.

About ECPAT Dominican Republic

ECPAT Dominican Republic is part of a global movement whose objective is to achieve the end of prostitution, pornography and trafficking of girls, boys and adolescents for sexual exploitation. Purpose that emerges from the English name of our organization: End child prostitution, child pornography and trafficking of children for sexual purposes.


RCD Hotels®️ is the company in charge of marketing and commercialization for luxury properties in Mexico, the Caribbean and the US, including Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana (the world’s first all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel) in the Dominican Republic; nine properties in Mexico: Hard Rock Hotel Cancun, Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta, Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya and Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos, Nobu los Cabos, UNICO 20º 87º Hotel Riviera Maya – the first all-inclusive luxury concept – and the most recent Residence Inn by Marriott® openings in Mérida, Cancún and Playa del Carmen; as well as Nobu Hotel Chicago in the United States of America.

For more information visit https://rcdhotels.com.

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