Hotels responding to growing concerns

The front line for preventing human trafficking might not be at airports, international borders or in police raids. It might be at the hotel check-in desk.

An international hotel chain has completed a two-year project to train half a million staff with the aim of spotting potential victims of trafficking. Marriott’s workforce, in almost 7,000 hotels, have completed a process of mandatory training teaching them to look out for warning signs.”Hotels can, unfortunately, be unwilling venues for this unconscionable crime,” David Rodriguez, the hotel group’s chief global human resources officer, said.

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