Become a Member

Take the next step on the way to a human right conform tourism …join the RT network of members

The Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism is the biggest sector dialogue on Human Rights in Tourism, bringing together various stakeholders from six countries. Any tourism business and any institution interested in promoting sustainable tourism and human rights in tourism can become a member of the Roundtable. This is independent of previous experiences in this field.

In particular, small and medium-sized tourism businesses are invited to become member, get involved in the field of "human rights in tourism" and to benefit from existing know-how and best practices. 

Open and honest communication between members is crucial to develop trust, which forms the basis for collaboration within the Roundtable.
The Roundtable strongly supports that not only similar opinions are shared, but that differences are also addressed in a respectful way, in order to understand the extent of conflicting interests and needs present.

The Roundtable is open to all institutionalised stakeholders who

  • commit to the aims of the Roundtable and agree to the Statutes of the association 
  • sign the Roundtable “Commitment on Human Rights in Tourism” (code of conduct) in accordance with their stakeholder group
  • pay an annual membership fee (staggered by size and sector, see download below)
  • review the progress of their activities regarding human rights due diligence and report on an annual basis 

Please contact our office if you are interested in becoming a member. We can then talk about the process and next steps.

Sympoisum Vienna 2018 Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism

Network, Coordination & Support

  • Internationality
  • Diverse stakeholders
  • High level of recognition (NAP Germany, political panels, discussions and consultancies…)
  • Demand-led and impact-oriented initiative
  • Working groups on relevant topics
  • Secretariat: coordination and support
Bedouins Tourists Meeting Encounter

Common approach towards a complex topic

  • Knowledge sharing beyond competition
  • Contribution of members' unique knowledge
  • Inclusion of multiple perspectives, use of interdependencies
  • Collection of relevant information, guidelines, manuals, tools and literature
Roundtable Presentation Petra Thomas 2017

Initiation of Joint Projects & Application for Funding

  • Common projects (1 - 3 yearly projects)
  • Support in funding acquisition / project proposals
  • Contact to SECO/GIZ etc. to apply for project funding