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IHG Announces New Partnerships to Combat Human Trafficking

| Jul 27, 2022

 IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies as well as an AAHOA Industry Partner, announced partnerships with two leading anti-human trafficking organizations, ECPAT-USA and Polaris, to strengthen the company’s ongoing efforts against trafficking and support survivors. The launch of these engagements coincides with the United Nations’ July 30 observance of the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, designed to call attention to the millions of individuals who are trafficked each year.

Through support of ECPAT-USA and Polaris’ programs, IHG will amplify awareness of the prevalence and dangers of human trafficking through education and advocacy. Senior advisors from both organizations will also join IHG’s anti-human trafficking steering committee and provide subject matter expertise for the company’s initiatives to deter criminal behavior through identification and reporting. In addition, IHG will continue supporting ECPAT-USA and Polaris through the donation of IHG One Rewards loyalty points, which will help the organizations provide refuge for human trafficking survivors escaping dangerous situations.

AAHOA is a staunch supporter of hoteliers being well-informed and educated regarding the effects human trafficking has on the hospitality industry, so we are thrilled to know that prominent hotel brands are joining the fight to combat human trafficking and slavery. 

To read the full press release, click here.

 

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