No Room for Trafficking

Have you ever wondered who is standing next to you in the hotel lobby or who is cleaning your room?

Hotels, motels, hostels, bed and breakfasts… every one of these could be facilitating human trafficking and modern slavery.

The prevalence of using commercial accommodation is due to a number of factors:

  • High volume of establishments
  • Convenient locations
  • Ease of accesss
  • Ability to purchase online or with cash
  • High level of privacy

The most common forms of exploitation into which people are trafficked are:

  • Forced Labour: this is often a result of outsourcing services, such as a hotel contracting its cleaning services through an outside company
  • Sexual exploitation: services that are advertised online, such as escort services, often use hotels and motels as a location for commercial sex to take place

In recent years, there has been a rise in the number of reported cases in which victims have been moved between hotels for the purpose of sexual exploitation. This often occurs without the establishment staff’s knowledge.

How to Help

We want to empower the hospitality industry to understand what trafficking is and to how to identify the signs within their business. Therefore, we offer bespoke awareness courses and business risk analysis to all those that operate within the sector.

We also want to help those that are travelling to play their part. If you would like to help us make traffik-free travel a reality, download our No Room For Trafficking campaign resources, and ensure that there is no-one at risk where you’re staying.

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