trafficking in the travel Industry

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, 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.

 

Our Response

In response, businesses partner with ECPAT-USA to take action. Corporate travel buyers, travel management companies, and meeting professionals can raise awareness about the issue with business travelers and travel partners. When equipped with information and resources, travel buyers can signal to travel suppliers that they are in the direct line of disrupting child sex trafficking through identification and response.

“I can only imagine child sex trafficking happening at a hotel where I am hosting an event. I can just see a camera crew there and our logo and sponsor logos would be on the news. We all know the sponsors won’t be back and my boss won’t be happy with the coverage.”
— Corporate Travel Manager

Tools and Resources for Travel Professionals

Make your company a champion for children. Bring protection to vulnerable children and victims of trafficking by providing training to your associates, adopting a strong anti-trafficking policy within your company, or sharing information with your clients.

 
 
 
  E-Learning: Preventing & Responding to Human Trafficking and the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

E-Learning: Preventing & Responding to Human Trafficking and the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

 
  Corporate Anti-Trafficking Policy, RFP Language, and Contract language

Corporate Anti-Trafficking Policy, RFP Language, and Contract language

 
 
 
  Information for Suppliers

Information for Suppliers

 
  Information for Clients

Information for Clients

 
 

 

Why travel buyers GET involved

  1. This issue impacts local communities. As global citizens, everyone can help by exercising compassionate potential to help others. Nothing is more rewarding than potentially changing someone’s life.

  2. Customer comfort and safety is of the utmost importance. Trafficking is often connected to other criminal activities, including drugs and violent assault, which can jeopardize the safety of clients and associates.

  3. Associates want to work for companies that are socially responsible and empower them to do the right thing.

  4. A company’s bottom line can be impacted by negative publicity, business interruptions, and damage associated with trafficking.


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