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Because January is Human Trafficking Awareness & Prevention Month, what better time to talk about the new anti-trafficking training launched by ECPAT-USA?
The worlds of meeting planning and human trafficking intersect in more places than you might realize.
Airlines and the employees who run them are speaking out on sexual harassment, especially with reported cases of in-flight sexual assault on the rise.
Meeting Professionals International’s (MPI) annual World Education Congress (WEC) 2018 ended with a closing celebration at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Learn the signs that could indicate an individual is being trafficked, and what to do if you see an incidence of human trafficking.
According to ECPAT-USA Executive Director Carol Smolenski, the next initiative from her organization will be to create a training program for people who work in travel management companies.
"Our hope is that we can begin next steps and grow this grass roots conversation to create some solid information, training and more."
Meeting attendees can fight human trafficking by uploading hotel room photos to a new app called TraffickCam which helps investigators gather information.
Several hotel companies, including Carlson-Rezidor, Accor, Wyndham and Hilton Worldwide, are leading the fight against trafficking by signing "The Code."
Victims of human trafficking cross paths with meeting planners in airplanes, airports, and the same hotels where they hold their events. How can the meetings industry do more to help?