Due to the anonymous, risk-free nature of the hospitality industry children across the globe are identified as victims of trafficking at hotels-- ranging from budget properties to luxury resorts. Hotels associates are uniquely situated to identify and report suspicious activity. From check in to checkout there are a number of indicators victims and traffickers exhibit during the time they are on a hotel property. With proper training, a front desk agent or a housekeeper can notice that something is not right and respond.
In addition, states in the US are adopting laws requiring hotels to post signage in the back and front of house of properties.
To address the issue, your hotel can proactively address human trafficking and child exploitation by distributing ECPAT-USA's hospitality specific material. ECPAT-USA's tools include posters for the back of the house, front of the house, indicator cards, check-lists, e-learning, and the most comprehensive tool-- The Code. ECPAT-USA's material can help you get ahead of laws by posting our general posters or become compliant by posting your state's required poster.