Human trafficking is a scourge that can affect every community across the nation. Hoteliers are uniquely positioned to help prevent this crime and help save lives by denying exploiters access to their properties. But they can do so only if they know how to look for and identify the signs of human trafficking.
That's why AAHOA is committed to promoting awareness of this grave violation of human rights by educating hoteliers on how to spot and report suspected instances of human trafficking. AAHOA developed partnerships with the Department of Homeland Security's Blue Campaign, Polaris, and Businesses Ending Slavery & Trafficking (BEST) to provide education and resources to hoteliers. AAHOA also is committed to working with victims' rights groups and lawmakers at the state and federal levels to support laws giving both hoteliers and prosecutors more tools to stop the victimization of men, women, and children in human trafficking.
Human Trafficking Awareness Training is a digital educational offering available for AAHOA members and their employees. AAHOA offers two FREE training options. Click either logo below to access the training:
How can you help raise awareness?
Did you know that at least 38 states and the District of Columbia have laws to require some public agencies and/or private businesses to train their staff to recognize, report, and respond to human trafficking crimes and victims?
Train Your Staff: How Can You Identify Person(s) Being Trafficked?
How can you help prevent human trafficking?
Almost every state in the country requires/encourages human trafficking training or the posting of the National Human Trafficking Hotline information in hotels.
AAHOA now offers two Human Trafficking Awareness Training options. Each training session is completely digital and free for all AAHOA members and their employees.
- Human Trafficking Awareness Training developed in partnership with Polaris
- BEST Inhospitable to Human Trafficking Training sponsored by AAHOA