The Travel Industry Takes on Trafficking

The Travel Industry Takes on Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation

Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others. The International Labor Organization estimates there are over 20 million victims globally, including 5 million children.


Bhart Sarin GBTA Board & Michelle Guelbart ECPAT-USA at GBTA 2015 Center Stage

ECPAT-USA partners with travel and tourism suppliers, associations, and meeting professionals to combat human trafficking and child exploitation. Adopters of ECPAT’s Code include some of the industry’s biggest organizations, from Hilton Worldwide to GBTA, from Maritz to SITE.

At GBTA Denver, you can learn about the Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct and how companies can join ECPAT-USA in ending child slavery at the source.



Here are 3 things you can do to make GBTA a success for ending child slavery:

  1. Visit our booth: The ECPAT-USA booth will be open at the Exhibit Hall at Kiosk IR007 Monday, July 18th & Tuesday, July 19th: 2:30PM-6:00pm and Wednesday, July 20th: 12:30pm-2:30pm. If you or your colleagues would like to schedule a meeting, please reply to this email or send a request to
  2. Host an Awareness Event at your Booth: This year we’re opening the opportunity up to all suppliers to host an ECPAT-USA awareness campaign at your booth! For details contact Sarah Porter:
  3. Spread the word: Please forward this message along to any travel buyers or suppliers you think would be interested in learning more.
"Does Your Hotel Know" calls on hotels & travelers to learn the signs of sex trafficking

“Does Your Hotel Know” calls on hotels & travelers to learn the signs of sex trafficking

Resources and information:

Special thanks to supporting travel sponsor companies: Hilton Worldwide, Delta Air Lines, and GBTA.

For additional information, contact