A case study of tourism companies’ modern slavery statements

Jones, Peter ORCID: 0000-0002-9566-9393 and Comfort, Daphne (2021) A case study of tourism companies’ modern slavery statements. International Journal of Management Cases, 23 (1). pp. 5-16.

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Abstract

Modern slavery is perceived to be a problem in the tourism industry but it has received very limited attention in the academic tourism literature. This case study looks to extend the current literature on modern slavery within the tourism industry by reviewing the modern slavery statements of a number of leading tourism companies. The case study outlines the characteristics of modern slavery and reviews, and reflects on, the modern slavery statements of six leading tourism companies, namely, Expedia Group, TUI, Flight Centre Travel Group, Trip Advisor, Intrepid Travel, and Hays Travel. The results reveal that eight themes, namely, corporate commitment; codes of conduct; risk assessment; due diligence; supply chains; building awareness and providing training; the role of stakeholders; future plans and performance measures; effectively captured the spirt of the selected tourism companies’ approach to modern slavery statements.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Modern Slavery; Modern Slavery Statements; Tourism Companies; Stakeholders; Research Challenges
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business > HF5387 Business Ethics
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Gloucestershire Business School > Marketing, Events, Hospitality and Tourism
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2021 08:40
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2021 08:45
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/10007

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