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 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.
ECPAT-USA can help you learn about the Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct and how companies can join ECPAT-USA in creating a world where no child is bought, sold, or used for sex.
Resources and information
- Train your traveling employees who can identify child sex trafficking in hotels and airports OR mitigate risk for employees that may even stem demand in destination countries with Travel Industry Indicators.
Ask your travel partners to train with RFP Language(p.2)
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Special thanks to supporting travel sponsor companies: Hilton Worldwide & GBTA.