HB ON THE SCENE: ECPAT-USA Honors Leaders in Fight Against Trafficking

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Source: Hotel Business
By Gregg Wallis

May 23, 2019

NEW YORK—ECPAT-USA, an organization seeking to end the commercial, sexual exploitation of children through awareness, advocacy, policy and legislation, honored several leaders in the fight to end sex trafficking at its Freedom Awards gala here.

Among honorees at the event was Arne M. Sorenson, president/CEO of Marriott International, who received the organization’s visionary award.

“We are immensely proud to support ECPAT-USA and to take a stand against human trafficking and child sexual exploitation,” said Sorenson in a written statement. “Trained on the signs of human trafficking and empowered to say something if they see something. Marriott associates are passionate about making a difference in this fight. Child sexual exploitation is a horrifying daily tragedy that no one can afford to ignore—and the hospitality and tourism industry has a unique opportunity to do something about it.”

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