With the use of online classified ads, child trafficking has moved off the streets and behind the closed doors of local hotel rooms. Youth are targeted and manipulated by pimps who transport victims from city to city via U.S. owned airlines and buses.
Exploiters use hotel rooms as venues to abuse children, knowing that systems are not in place to identify and protect the victims. Air travel is also a primary means of transportation for child sex tourists– individuals who travel overseas to sexually exploit local children.
In response, buyers of corporate travel are in a position to express their interest in working with suppliers that address human trafficking. They can also become members of the Code themselves.
Originally published on Sunday, 01 June 2014
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