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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.

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

#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.