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Snapping a picture of your hotel room could help stop human trafficking

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Snapping a picture inside your hotel room could help protect children across the globe.

The TraffickCam app enables travelers to submit pictures of hotel rooms around the world. The images are matched against a national database used by police. By BY . Read more.

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Join the Fight against Human Trafficking

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This week marks the second annual World Day against Trafficking in Persons, taking place on July 30th. This day was created to promote awareness on a horrific truth that is too commonly ignored, – human trafficking. Here, you can find the resources to become educated on the topic so you can help. Have a heart for the victims of human trafficking, and learn how to use the power of social media to show your support.

To find out more facts about this topic click here.

Read about trafficking in the hotel industry.

Get involved: Learn what our partner, The Code, is doing to combat child sex trafficking in the region.

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October 13 2015 – The film ‘Giving Hope to Survivors of Human Trafficking – a short film by YCI’ tells the stories of survivors who are graduating from a six month training programme in hotels around the world, and are embarking on new careers and more promising futures. Siobhan O’Neill Read more.

October 01 2015 – This year’s World Tourism Day theme ‘1 Billion Tourists – 1 Billion Opportunities’ sounds like a slogan for an advert to entice consumers to buy a product like a laundry detergent or hamburger. The UNWTO invites us to celebrate 1 billion tourist arrivals per year and the seemingly unlimited growth of the travel and tourism industry; it is hoped that by 2030, almost 2 billion people will have embraced the tourist lifestyle. Travindy Read more.

Five Travel Tips To Help Stop Human Trafficking

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10 August 2015 – It’s not terribly surprising to learn that many trafficking victims have been exploited in a hotel. It seems part and parcel of every movie we have seen about forced commercial sexual exploitation. The hotels are usually seedy under the radar locales or the high-end luxury kind where wealthy men, often foreign, abuse girls and women. Read more.

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Combating Human Trafficking in the Hotel Industry

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Potential cases of human trafficking in the hotel industry

Potential cases of human trafficking in the hotel industry

22 July 2015 – A teenage girl uses cash to rent a room with an older man. A housekeeper, who appears to be living on site, nervously averts eye contact when a guest approaches. A string of men enter and leave a particular room throughout the night, each staying for only 30 minutes at a time. Read more.

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I still remember him vividly. He was a little boy, maybe 10 or 11 years old, who navigated the streets of New Delhi by lying, stomach-down, on an old skateboard, and pulling his body along with his arms. He didn’t have any legs. He rolled over to me, looked up into my eyes, and asked for money. Struggling not to cry, I reached into my pocket and handed over the equivalent of $10, less than what I spend on coffee each week. Giving him those $10 might be among the most destructive things I’ve ever done. By Jillian Keenan. Read more.

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