On April 24th, during the travel industry conference, ACTE (Association of Corporate Travel Executives), HRS Global Hotel Solutions launched a joint campaign to focus on how the travel industry can combat trafficking. This is the second consecutive year HRS used space at their trade show booth to shine a light on ECPAT-USA's work to create a world where no child is bought, sold, or used for sex.
ECPAT-USA's executive director, Carol Smolenski, spoke on the main stage of ACTE, where she highlighted the growth of ECPAT-USA's partnerships with the travel industry since ACTE first got involved 4 years ago.
In the trade show portion of ACTE, HRS collected 200 business cards in a “card harvest” for ECPAT-USA. Corporate travel industry members enthusiastically supported the campaign by “Giving up a Card for ECPAT,” where conference attendees showed their support for ECPAT by posting their cards up for all attendees to see. HRS then made a donation of $1,000 that was presented directly to ECPAT’s executive director Carol Smolenski.
To learn more about ECPAT-USA's work with private sector engagement, click here.