GBTA 2017

The Travel Industry Takes on Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation

 

Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others. The International Labor Organization estimates there are over 20 million victims globally, including 5 million children.

ECPAT-USA's Director of Private Sector Engagement, Michelle Guelbart, on the main stage at GBTA 2015.

ECPAT-USA's Director of Private Sector Engagement, Michelle Guelbart, on the main stage at GBTA 2015.

ECPAT-USA partners with travel and tourism suppliers, associations, and meeting professionals to combat human trafficking and child exploitation. Adopters of ECPAT’s Code include some of the industry’s biggest organizations, from Hilton Worldwide to Altruvistas, from Maritz to LABTA.

At GBTA Boston, you can learn about the Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct and how companies can join ECPAT-USA in ending child slavery at the source.


two things you can do to make GBTA a success for ending child slavery

  1. Visit our booth: The ECPAT-USA booth will be open at the Exhibit Hall at Kiosk IR-06 Monday, July 17th & Tuesday, July 18th: 2:30PM-6:00pm and Wednesday, July 19th: 8:30am-11:00am. If you or your colleagues would like to schedule a meeting, please reply to this email or send a request to michelle@ecpatusa.org.

  2. Spread the word: Please forward this message along to any travel buyers or suppliers you think would be interested in learning more.


Resources and information

#DOESYOURHOTELKNOW

This awareness campaign created by ECPAT-USA alerts hotels and travelers alike to educate themselves about the signs of sex trafficking, with a call to action.

 

For additional information, contact

michelle@ecpatusa.org

 

Special thanks to supporting travel sponsor companies: Hilton Worldwide & GBTA.