AH&LA releases industry principles to combat human trafficking

recognize-human-trafficking-hotelThe association that represents the US’s accommodation sector has published a set of principles for the industry designed to raise awareness of issues around human trafficking.

Grab the Essentials

1: Employees will be educated to “recognize and report instances of trafficking when perpetrated or attempted in or around hotel properties”

2: Hotels are encouraged to establish policies and procedures for reporting of instances or suspected instances of trafficking;

3: They are also urged to “Work collaboratively with law enforcement and policymakers so that industry and government initiatives can be appropriately and efficiently integrated into a society-wide effort to combat trafficking.”

Take it further

1: Read the whole press release.

2: Follow the AHLA on twitter.

3: View the ECPAT online course on what the hospitality industry can do about child sex trafficking

4: Read GreenHotelier’s guide to addressing trafficking in hospitality industry.

Jeremy Smithhttp://www.jmcsmith.com
Jeremy Smith is the editor and co-founder of Travindy. He is a writer and communications consultant working for a more responsible and sustainable tourism industry. He is the author of two books, writes a fortnightly blog on responsible tourism for World Travel Market, and provides consultancy to a wide range of companies and organisations, ranging from National Parks to individual hotels and tour operators.

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