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Human Trafficking and Business Travel - INFOGRAPHIC

Human trafficking is a global issue that affects thousands of people annually – the International Labour Organization estimates there are 40.3 million victims of human trafficking globally. Individuals in the travel industry are in a unique position of defense at the front line of human trafficking, as airlines, hotels, and ground transportation companies are often unwittingly used by human trafficking operations. Moreover, with extended hours in airports and hotels, there is an opportunity for business travelers to play a role in preventing trafficking operations. While travel companies are taking steps to train airline and hotel staff on the issue, there has not been much research examining the role of the business traveler in terms of identifying and reporting potential trafficking cases. This research seeks to understand what business travelers know about human trafficking, and how their organizations can help their travelers better protect themselves and others. Key questions include:
  • How aware are business travelers of human trafficking?
  • Have human trafficking concerns impacted the business travel experience?
  • What precautions are travelers and organizations taking against human trafficking?
  • Are travelers informed on how to properly report a suspected case of human trafficking, including what signs to look out for?
  • Do travelers feel like their organization could do more to address human trafficking?
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Safety and security
Human trafficking

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Mark Sharoff
Mark Sharoff
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Date Modified: Dec 11, 2019
Date Last Modified: Dec 11, 2019
Category: GBTA Resources