Barnaby Davies, an experienced roadie for Beyonce, Madonna, and Metallica, became aware about human trafficking during his training course to become a tour operator with the International Tour Management Institute (ITMI). Barnaby decided to raise awareness about human trafficking by attempting to break the world record for traveling to the most capital cities in 24 hours, using only public transportation.
“Learning about the horrific crime of human trafficking made quite an impact,” states Barnaby. “I wanted to give this issue some exposure by challenging journalist Sarah Warwick’s Guinness Book record of six cities in 24 hours. I also wanted to help raise money to support the important work of ECPAT-USA.”
Your pledge to Barnaby's world record challenge will directly support ECPAT's programs to raise awareness that children are being commercially sexually exploited and trafficked; advocate for better laws to protect victims and to change the policies to allow children to be exploited; train people in the travel industry to recognize the signs of trafficking; equip high school and college students to fight this problem in their own communities; and collaborate with ECPAT affiliates around the world to combat the issue of modern day slavery.
Barnaby broke the world record, now help him meet his goal for ECPAT-USA!
Barnaby’s itinerary on April 15, 2014:
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 30 minutes.