Tourism, Hospitality & Recreational Services

The tourism and hospitality industry is at a high-risk for human trafficking and forced labor. In fact there are dozens of touch points where human trafficking can occur in the hospitality industry. Hotel and housekeeping staff members, especially those recruited or subcontracted through agencies, may for example be victims of forced or bonded labour. The hotel itself may be a site of adult and/or child sex trafficking; even the food (especially seafood) sourced by restaurants may be the product of forced or unethical labour practices.

Trafficking of Human Beings for the Purpose of Organ Removal in North and West Africa
Publications
30 July 2021

This report from INTERPOL assesses the problem of trafficking in human beings for organ removal (THBOR), which is driven largely by the global shortage in organs for ethical transplant. While organ trafficking exists in all regions of the world, it...

Commercial Sexual Exploitation Of Children In Nepal: Shifting Forms Of Abuse
Publications
01 July 2021

The commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) is a well-known problem in Kathmandu. Having seen a decade-long proliferation in the number of venues making up the adult entertainment sector (AES), frontline organisations – including the Freedom Fund and its local...

“To help workers, I would tell the Government to…” Participatory Research with Workers in the UK Hospitality Sector
Publications
01 July 2021

This report is the second of three working papers exploring the experiences and drivers of labour abuse and exploitation in three understudied low-paid sectors of the economy: cleaning, hospitality and the app-based courier sector. It highlights key workplace issues in the hospitality...

Exploited in plain sight: An assessment of commercial sexual exploitation of children and child protection responses in the Western Balkans
News & AnalysisPublications
18 May 2021

This report assesses children’s vulnerability to CSEC across the WB6 and focuses specifically on online sexual exploitation of children and sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism (SECTT). It also provides an overview of what law enforcement authorities, private...

Hungary – Country Overview
Publications
01 February 2021

Desk review of existing information on the sexual exploitation of children (SEC) in Hungary, Central Europe. The overview gathers existing publicly available information on sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism (SECTT), online child sexual exploitation (OCSE), trafficking of...

Assessment Matrix – Legal Checklist on Key Legal Interventions to Prevent Children From Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism
GuidancePublications
01 January 2021

This ASSESSMENT MATRIX explains how to measure evidence of national legislative and policy responses to sexual exploitation of children in the context of travel and tourism as identified in the legal checklist. Measurable indicators for each of the 24 items...

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