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Fighting modern day slavery

STOPPING HUMAN TRAFFICKING
One goal of the Polaris report was to thoroughly study human
trafficking so that vulnerabilities in traffickers' strategies
and tactics would emerge. The report helped researchers,

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and now the general public and anti-trafficking advocates,
"understand the ways that traffickers leverage and exploit
legitimate businesses or institutions - such as social media,
hotels, financial institutions, transportation systems and
government visas."
"With this greater understanding, we can begin to
develop strategic campaigns
to spur systematic action,
unite disparate efforts, allocate limited resources and
facilitate effective interventions to combat the crime," the
researchers wrote.
Myles believes that one way
to combat the crime is to cut into
traffickers' monetary gains.
"If you think of trafficking
as a business, traffickers have
perceived that they can make a
high profit at a very low risk,"
he said. "The strategy with this
report is to start to flip that
equation: How do we decrease
traffickers' perception of profit?
How do we increase their sense
of risk?"
The International Labor
Organization believes that
worldwide profits from just
forced labor trafficking are in
the range of $150 billion annually. Other sources are skeptical of putting numbers on it
because the data is so spotty,
but agree that traffickers profit
massively from their victims.
To cut into their ill-gotten gains, advocates have
emphasized specialized training - rather than generic training - that focuses on the types
of trafficking that the audience
might encounter. For example,
the Polaris report points out
that some human traffickers
use hotels, but not all. A training for hotel owners and staff should focus only on the ways
to spot and prevent human trafficking types that might occur
in hotels and not the types that occur elsewhere.
That is why the Asian American Hotel Owners Association
(AAHOA) partnered this summer with the U.S. Department
of Homeland Security's anti-trafficking Blue Campaign. The
department launched the Blue Campaign a few years ago
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY'S BLUE CAMPAIGN

For years, researchers have struggled with little or incomplete data on the prevalence and details of human trafficking.
Polaris's unique focus on technology to fight human trafficking
presented an opportunity. They operate the National Human
Trafficking Hotline and an anti-trafficking texting service,
called the BeFree Textline. Their
researchers analyzed more than
32,000 cases of human trafficking from all angles - profiling
the victims, the perpetrators
and the tactics used across all
the cases. It was the largest
analysis of human trafficking
data in history.
Their 2017 report broke all of
the preconceptions one might
have about what human trafficking looks like and how
it works.
The data revealed 25 distinct
classifications of human trafficking. Each has its own unique
criminal modus operandi - from
recruitment and entrapment
to manipulation and victim
profiles. Dozens of strategies
and tactics were found, revealing the extent that human
trafficking has evolved and
become even more devastating
in its potency.
"The Typology of Modern
Slavery offers a new map to
understand how human trafficking manifests throughout
the country," said Polaris CEO,
Bradley Myles.
The 25 types of human trafficking fall into one of two broad
categories, labor trafficking and
sex trafficking, though Polaris
researchers point out that frequently victims are trafficked in
several ways and their method
of enslavement can change.
Labor trafficking is also widely
underreported, the researchers
believe, because the victims are unaware they are a victim of
a crime or that help is available.


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Today's Hotelier - November 2017

Letter From the Chairman
Letter From the President & CEO
The Perfect Storm for Hotel Owners
Design That Brings People Together
New Brands Design for a New Kind of Hotel Experience
Time for a Group Sales Tune Up
AAHOA Interview
Marketing
Technology
Small Business
Finances
HR
AAHOA @ Industry Events
AAHOA Founding Members
AAHOA Vendor Partners
Classifieds
Advertiser Index
Today's Hotelier - November 2017 - intro
Today's Hotelier - November 2017 - cover1
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Today's Hotelier - November 2017 - Letter From the Chairman
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Today's Hotelier - November 2017 - Letter From the President & CEO
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Today's Hotelier - November 2017 - The Perfect Storm for Hotel Owners
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Today's Hotelier - November 2017 - Design That Brings People Together
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Today's Hotelier - November 2017 - New Brands Design for a New Kind of Hotel Experience
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Today's Hotelier - November 2017 - Time for a Group Sales Tune Up
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Today's Hotelier - November 2017 - AAHOA Interview
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Today's Hotelier - November 2017 - Marketing
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Today's Hotelier - November 2017 - Technology
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Today's Hotelier - November 2017 - Small Business
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Today's Hotelier - November 2017 - Finances
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Today's Hotelier - November 2017 - AAHOA @ Industry Events
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Today's Hotelier - November 2017 - AAHOA Founding Members
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Today's Hotelier - November 2017 - AAHOA Vendor Partners
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