Global Travel Technology Giant Sabre Holdings to Sign the Code and Join ECPAT-USA in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Global Travel Technology Giant Sabre Holdings to Sign the Code and Join ECPAT-USA in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

The CodeSabre Holdings has joined members of the travel and tourism industry to fight sexual exploitation of children by becoming the 8th approved member to sign the Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct (The Code).

 

Sabre is the first travel technology company of its kind to sign the Code and will use its unique position to raise awareness about child sex trafficking and child sex tourism in the industry. It also looks at ways to condemn child trafficking and exploitation, including providing training to its 10,000 global employees. Sabre will also explore ways to raise awareness about human trafficking with its airline, hotel, travel agency and corporate customers, as well as directly to travelers who use its online booking tools, Travelocity.com, lastminute.com and Zuji.com.

 

CEO Sam Gilliland voices his pride in Sabre's groundbreaking work: "Human trafficking is one of the most lucrative, widespread and fastest growing crimes, and often the travel and tourism industry is an unwilling and unknowing participant used by traffickers. Consequently, we are uniquely positioned to be a driving force in putting an end to these horrific crimes."

 

"Having a global technology company like Sabre join The Code is an important step forward in child protection. There is great potential to leverage their technology to address exploitation," said Carol Smolenski, Executive Director at ECPAT-USA. "It is also encouraging that they are willing to associate their brand with an organization that works on a difficult issue. Corporations that are willing to take this step have a genuine passion for the industry and the welfare of children, and I hope we continue to find support from more of these altruistic companies."

 

About ECPAT-USA

ECPAT-USAECPAT-USA seeks to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children by raising awareness of the issue, advocating for the victims, developing policy for private companies, law enforcement, and government bodies to fight the problem, and passing legislation that protects the victims and penalizes the traffickers and exploiters. ECPAT-USA is the leading policy organization in the United States and belong to an international network of organizations that have offices in 73 countries around the world.

 

 

 

 

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