Hotels Recognize UN’s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on July 30


Source: Asian Hospitality
By Ed Brock
July 31, 2019

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime has collected information on about 225,000 victims of trafficking detected worldwide since 2003. Almost all who are trafficked for sexual exploitation and 35 percent of those trafficked for forced labor are female, according to the UN.

“Human trafficking is a terrible crime that targets and exploits the most vulnerable members of our society,” AAHOA Interim President and CEO Rachel Humphrey said in a statement.

Humphrey highlighted AAHOA’s Human Trafficking Awareness Trainings it developed with Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST) and Polaris to offer hoteliers and their employees a comprehensive online training on trafficking, including how to identify the signs and respond. The association also partners with the Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign to provide educational materials and signage as part of an ongoing awareness campaign at AAHOA conferences, town halls, and trade shows.

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