Risk Management: The Key to Mitigating Sex Trafficking at Hotels


A lawsuit filed in U.S. federal court in Ohio in December against a number of high-profile hotel groups alleging they profited from sex trafficking on their properties puts the focus on this hidden crime. The hotel chains, according to Reuters, are accused of “knowing and ignoring warning signs that women and children were sold as…

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Human Trafficking on the Rise—How Hotels Can Help

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How can 1.6 million photos of empty hotel rooms help curb human trafficking? Hotel pics that are uploaded to the TraffickCam website (by anyone—hotel guests, staff, management) are digitally compared to current online photos advertising the victims of sex trafficking. This helps law enforcement locate and rescue the victims. It also helps identify which hotels are…

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