Tourism, Hospitality & Recreational Services

The tourism and hospitality industry is at a high-risk for human trafficking and forced labor. In fact there are dozens of touch points where human trafficking can occur in the hospitality industry. Hotel and housekeeping staff members, especially those recruited or subcontracted through agencies, may for example be victims of forced or bonded labour. The hotel itself may be a site of adult and/or child sex trafficking; even the food (especially seafood) sourced by restaurants may be the product of forced or unethical labour practices.

Briefing Paper on the Sexual Exploitation of Children in Nepal
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01 January 2020

This briefing paper has been compiled using information included in the Out of the Shadows Index and the ECPAT Country Overview for Nepal. The brief describes Nepal’s score on the Out of the Shadows Index, which measured the country’s response to child sexual...

Beyond Compliance in the Hotel Sector: A Review of UK Modern Slavery Act Statements
Publications
01 December 2019

There is a high-risk of exploitation within the hotel sector due to its vulnerable workforce, complex supply chains with little transparency, and limited oversight from brands and multinational hotel companies as a result of extensive franchising. In the franchising model,...

Beyond Compliance in the Hotel Sector: A Review of UK Modern Slavery Act Statements
Publications
15 November 2019

There is a highrisk of exploitation within the hotel sector due to its vulnerable workforce, complex supply chains with little transparency, and limited oversight from brands and multinational hotel companies as a result of extensive franchising. In the franchising model,...

Minors in Kathmandu’s adult entertainment sector: What’s driving demand?
Publications
03 October 2018

Kathmandu’s adult entertainment sector (AES) is made up of a complex web of venues that includes massage parlours, dance bars, cabin restaurants and guest houses. These workplaces employ young women and girls as waitresses and dancers who entertain male patrons....

Pathways for children to exit commercial sexual exploitation in Kathmandu
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21 September 2018

Commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) affects an estimated 1.8 million children globally. In Nepal, the adult entertainment sector (AES) is recognised as a high-risk environment for children where sexual exploitation is known to occur. The sector includes venues such...

Vietnam Private Sector Assessment – A Preliminary Scoping Study
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02 June 2018

The primary objective of the study is to provide a broadbased overview of the private sector in Vietnam as a stakeholder in combating modern slavery in the country. The following secondary objectives specify the details of the data that need...

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