Shiva Hotels partner with Unseen to combat human trafficking in hospitality

shiva2Shiva Hotels Group is working with anti-trafficking charity Unseen to educate staff at it UK hotels on on hot to spot and deal with potential incidences of human trafficking. “People can book hotel rooms online and remain faceless,” said Kate Garbers, managing director of Unseen. “which makes it problematic to spot cases of trafficking.”

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  • There are up to 13,000 victims of slavery in Britain, according to the Home Office.
  • Shiva Hotels set up Shiva Foundation in 2012 with the purpose of contributing to the fight against child trafficking.
  • The Modern Slavery Bill, which became UK law in March 2015, requires British businesses to disclose what actions they have taken to ensure their products and services are free of slave labour.
  • According to Anti-Slavery International, the fact that much work in the hospitality industry is subcontracted makes it more of a target for abuse from traffickers.

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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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