Tag: human trafficking

Wyndham Hotels Ramps Up Fight Against Human Trafficking

editor editor- January 23, 2020 01:56

At its first global Town Hall event of the year, Wyndham today affirmed its ongoing commitment to support human trafficking awareness and prevention efforts. It also announced its donation of ... Read More

Human Trafficking at 7 Eleven and Circle K convenient stores?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 3, 2020 08:55

Victims of human trafficking can appear in any community or location, truck stops, travel centers and gas stations near highways, 24-hour convenient stores like 7 Eleven and Circle K tend ... Read More

Carlson Wagonlit Travel CEO: Vigilance needed to tackle human trafficking

editor editor- May 28, 2019 22:12

As summer unofficially begins, so will travel across the world. Also on the rise will be human trafficking, a global problem that is being addressed by a recent study of ... Read More

ECPAT-USA report: State human trafficking laws for the lodging industry

editor editor- May 1, 2019 21:04

To help lodging companies facing different laws about human trafficking in different states, ECPAT-USA, with the financial support of the American Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Foundation (AHLEF), today issued ... Read More

WTTC launches global taskforce on human trafficking

editor editor- April 4, 2019 22:40

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has today announced the formation of a global taskforce to help prevent and combat human trafficking - an illicit activity that affects 30 ... Read More

Hotel owners warned: Groundbreaking sex trafficking lawsuits hold owners liable

editor editor- April 2, 2019 20:01

  Two women recently filed lawsuits against several owners and operators of hotels in Philadelphia, alleging that the hotels had failed to protect them against being victims of sex trafficking. ... Read More

WTTC 19th Global Summit final program: Changemakers including President Obama meet in Seville

Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- March 31, 2019 20:05

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) will be heading to Seville, Spain this week to attend the  19th Global Summit of WTTC on April 3 and 4. WTTC members are the ... Read More

Sierra Leone Tourism went all out at FITUR to attract Spanish visitors

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 27, 2019 09:21

With its palm-fringed beaches, breathtaking mountains, tropical rainforests, and vibrant culture, Sierra Leone is one of West Africa’s most seductive destinations. Sierra Leone is on a penetrative entry strategy for ... Read More

Marriott trains 500,000 hotel workers to recognize the signs of human trafficking

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 18, 2019 18:15

Marriott International today announced that, as of this month, it has successfully trained 500,000 hotel workers to spot the signs of human trafficking in its hotels and how to respond ... Read More

Out of the Shadows Index: Child sex abuse and exploitation

editor editor- January 16, 2019 02:10

Approximately 200 million of the world's children experiencing child sex abuse each year, Read More

Delta Air Lines enhances its anti-human trafficking campaign

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 11, 2019 16:30

In honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Day on January 11, Delta Air Lines is hosting ‘Silence Breaker’ Terry Crews, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Polaris CEO Bradley Myles and trafficking ... Read More

ECPAT-USA expanding anti-human trafficking training to new areas of travel industry

editor editor- January 9, 2019 22:36

New anti-human trafficking training is designed for travel management professionals, corporate travel managers, and those in the meeting and events industry. Read More

Taiwan desperately searching for tourists who vanished

editor editor- December 27, 2018 02:11

153 tourists from Vietnam arrived in Kaohsiung in Taiwan on December 21 and 23, and all but all but one have disappeared, according to Taiwan officials. Read More

Sexual Exploitation of Children through tourism: ECPAT has a message for the holidays

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 23, 2018 11:15

Revenge porn or sexual extortion are only some of the problem Japan has to deal with when protecting children. Bangkok based ECPAT International is actively working in Japan and 92 ... Read More

Raped by tourists: Children in Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 26, 2018 12:27

Tourists rape children in Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam; it's a sad reality of the global travel and tourism industry. Silence ... Read More

Orphanage voluntourism:  Responsible tourism gone wrong

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- October 29, 2013 01:20

Responsible tourism has an ugly side and you could very well be unknowingly feeding it. Picture this: You find yourself in a Third World country and you feel compelled to ... Read More

Ukraine, US Congressman Chris Smith plan to attack human trafficking from the air takes off

editor editor- June 13, 2013 08:20

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine's aviation sector today became the first civil employees in Europe to receive training to identify potential victims of human trafficking as part of a plan to ... Read More

Airlines Ambassadors International and ICTP to work together to combat human trafficking

editor editor- January 22, 2013 00:03

HAWAII, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles; BALI, Indonesia – The International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced its recognition of Airline Ambassadors International (AAI) to Read More

Airline Ambassadors take a stand against human trafficking

editor editor- January 18, 2013 06:55

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana - Airline Ambassadors International (AAI) is providing training on Human Trafficking Awareness at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in the Aviation Board Room ab Read More

Sabre Holdings joins ECPAT-USA in fight against human trafficking

editor editor- July 13, 2012 02:37

Sabre Holdings has joined members of the travel and tourism industry to fight sexual exploitation of children by becoming the 8th approved member to sign the Tourism Child-Protection Code of ... Read More

UN bodies pledge to stamp out human trafficking in tourism

editor editor- April 26, 2012 03:07

VIENNA, Austria - Taking a firm stand against human trafficking, especially child trafficking, in the tourism sector, the heads of two United Nations bodies today pledged to stamp out this ... Read More

Human Trafficking Awareness Training at San Francisco Airport, March 12, 2012

- March 8, 2012 21:42

SAN FRANCISCO, California – Airline Ambassadors International (AAI) www.airlineamb.org announced that Congresswoman Jackie Speier and David Palmatier from the Department of Homeland Security will jo Read More

UN: Thailand must fight human trafficking more effectivly

editor editor- August 23, 2011 02:41

Thailand must do more to effectively combat the rising rate in human trafficking and protect migrant workers who are increasingly vulnerable to forced and exploitative labour, a United Nations expert Read More

Luxor forum against human trafficking held in Egypt

editor editor- January 12, 2011 05:16

A global forum against human trafficking was held in Luxor, Egypt, on December 10-12, 2010, organized by End Human Trafficking Now!, an initiative of the Suzanne Mubarak Women's International Peace ... Read More

Cape Town Tourism tackles human trafficking

editor editor- May 5, 2010 10:06

Cape Town Tourism CEO Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold has thrown down the gauntlet to human traffickers in the final countdown to the World Cup in June. Read More