ITMI Tour Director’s Guinness Book Challenge to Raise Money for ECPAT-USA, the Leading Anti-Human Trafficking Policy Organization in the United States

On April 15, 2014, Barnaby Davies, ITMI certified tour director, intends to support the work of ECPAT-USA by visiting seven capital cities in 24 hours, to break a Guinness Book record.

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Barnaby Davies

I’m seeking to help create more awareness about the horrific crime of human trafficking and raise money to support the important work of ECPAT-USA.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 10, 2014

Barnaby Davies, an experienced tour crew member who has worked with Beyonce, Madonna, Metallica and many other celebrities, became an became an ITMI certified tour director in December, 2013.

“During the ITMI course, Joan Keddell and Amy Noble's presentation about human trafficking made quite an impact,” states Barnaby. “Now I have an opportunity to give this issue some exposure by challenging journalist Sarah Warwick’s Guinness Book record of six cities in 24 hours. I’m also seeking to help raise money to support the important work of ECPAT-USA.”

ECPAT-USA is the leading anti-trafficking policy organization in the US, and is part of an international network of organizations in over 70 countries, all collaborating to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children. ECPAT-USA's mission is to protect every child’s basic human right to grow up free from the threat of sexual exploitation and trafficking, and to create a world in which no child is bought, sold, or used for sex.

The International Tour Management Institute (ITMI) is the premier training and certification program for tour directors and guides. ITMI is the only tourism school that has become a signatory to the ECPAT Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Exploitation in Travel and Tourism.
ITMI provides all of its students with the training that allows them to recognize and report potential traffickers.

Make a pledge to support Barnaby's world record challenge and you will help ECPAT:
http://www.crowdrise.com/breakingaworldrecord/fundraiser/ecpatusa. This will help fund their crusade to raise awareness that children are being commercially sexually exploited and trafficked; advocate for better laws to protect victims and change the policies that allow children to be exploited; train people in the travel industry to recognize the signs of trafficking; and to collaborate with ECPAT affiliates around the world to combat the issue of modern day slavery.

In order to satisfy Guinness officials, Barnaby must stop in each of the cities themselves, not just at a nearby airport, making this a difficult logistical challenge and a test of endurance.

Barnaby’s itinerary on April 15, 2014 is a follows:

Leaving London, UK St. Pancras rail station at 12:25pm;
Arriving Paris, France Nord rail station at 15:53;
Leaving Paris Nord at 16:52;
Arriving Brussels, Belgium Midi at 18:17;
Leaving Brussels Midi rail station at 18:48,
Arriving Brussels airport 19:09;
Leaving Brussels on flight to Ljubljana, Slovania 20:45;
Arriving Ljubljana 22:25, taking public bus to Ljubljana, train station;
Leaving Ljubljana for Vienna, Austria on overnight train at 23:55;
Leaving Vienna main station (Hauptbahnhof) at 08:21 on April 16;
Arriving Bratislava, Slovakia HL.S station at 09:27;
Leaving Bratislava HL.S station at 09:53;
Arriving at Budapest, Hungary Keleti P station at 11.35 UK Time.

Total time 23 hours 10 minutes.

About ITMI:
Since 1976,ITMI has been America’s premier training and certification program for professional tour directors, guides and travel staff. For more information about ITMI or Barnaby’s challenge contact Annemarie Osborne Annemarie.Osborne@gmail.com (800) 442-4864 (415) 957-9489 or visit http://www.itmisf.com.

About ECPAT-USA:
ECPAT-USA is the leading anti-trafficking policy organization in the US, and is part of an international network of organizations in over 70 countries, all collaborating to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children. ECPAT-USA's mission is to protect every child’s basic human right to grow up free from the threat of sexual exploitation and trafficking, and to create a world in which no child is bought, sold, or used for sex. For more information about ECPAT-USA, contact Sarah Porter sporter(at)ecpatusa(dot)org or 718-935-9192 or visit http://www.ecpatusa.org