United States: Hotel Group Adopts Rules to Stop Child Sex Trafficking
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 2:00 PM

On June 14, 2012, Real Hospitality Group became the first U.S. hotel management company to join 40 other companies worldwide in signing a code of conduct to combat child sex trafficking. The code of conduct is a six-point code for companies in the tourism industry to use to establish a corporate policy against child exploitation. The code also establishes staff training on protocol for when trafficking or victims are identified. 

End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes (ECPAT) authored the code of conduct in 2000. Seven other U.S. companies signed the code, which include hotel chains and airlines. These include Delta Airlines, Hilton Worldwide, and Wyndham Worldwide Corporation. Real Hospitality Group manages hotels, including Sheratons, Fairfield Inns, and a Holiday Inn in New York City.
Compiled from: Sadiya Ansari, "Hotel Group Adopts Rules to Stop Child Sex Traffic," WeNews (13 June 2012).