Authorities estimate that between 600,000 and 800,000 people are trafficked across borders every year. Often these victims are lured into a promise of a better life or a job offer, many times involving travel to another country, only to be forced into a situation they are unable to escape from. But why do hotel associates need to know about human trafficking? Law enforcement sources have indicated the illegal transportation of humans from one location to another is often facilitated through the use of hotels as stopover points. Additionally, sexual exploitation has been known to sometimes occur in hotel rooms and hotel lounges.
The “Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000” makes this activity a federal crime in the United States. Many organizations including hotels, airlines and others are stepping up to help combat this growing problem. This video will help associates identify suspicious activity and provide them with instruction on how to proceed with their suspicions.
©2012, 8 minutes
Produced by Safety Source Productions.