corporate travel combats human trafficking
Human trafficking is a form of abuse where people profit from the control and exploitation of others. The International Labor Organization estimates there are over 40 million victims globally. 1 in 4 victims is a child. Sadly, child victims are sold in the sex industry across the world, often in hotel rooms and transported via airlines, commercial buses, and the on-demand economy.
In response, businesses are partnering with ECPAT-USA to take action. Travel suppliers are in the direct line of disrupting child sex trafficking through identification and response. Corporate travel buyers and meeting professionals can raise awareness about the issue with business travelers and travel partners.
This year, GBTA is building on the momentum of the travel industry and raising awareness throughout the convention by way of the GBTAxECPAT campaign.