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.

UK Modern Slavery Helpline: Annual Assessment 2017
Publications
16 April 2018

The UK-wide Modern Slavery Helpline and Resource Centre was established in October 2016 to provide victims, the public, statutory agencies and businesses with access to information and support on a 24/7 basis. Operated by Unseen, in its first full year...

Child Labour and Tourism. How Travel Companies Can Reduce Child Labour in Tourism Destinations
Publications
10 October 2017

The estimates range for children working in tourism run from 13 to 19 million children under the age of 18 which counts for around 10-15% of the formal tourism labour market (Black, 1995). This paper is based on the findings from...

Human Trafficking And Forced Labour – Case studies and responses from Portugal
Publications
22 September 2017

Human Trafficking And Forced Labour – Case studies and responses from Portugal The objective of the book is to study the phenomena of labour exploitation and forced labour to which immigrants and, in particular, victims of human trafficking, are subjected...

Risk Averse? Company reporting on raw material and sector-specific risks under the Transparency in Supply Chains clause in the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015
Publications
01 September 2017

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Background Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the Transparency in Supply Chains Reporting clause requires all commercial organisations with an annual turnover of more than £36 million operating in the UK to publish a Slavery and...

Worker Exploitation in New Zealand. A Troubling Landscape
Publications
05 December 2016

This study investigates worker exploitation in New Zealand. Cases of  worker exploitation were identified in several key industry sectors and predominantly labour-intensive industries. Six key industry sectors were identified in the initial desk review: construction, dairy, fishing, horticulture and viticulture,...

Corporate Leadership on Modern Slavery
Good PracticesPublications
28 October 2016

This report provides the first in-depth analysis of corporate perspectives on tackling modern slavery one year on from the introduction of the UK Modern Slavery Act. Companies that took part in in-depth interviews were selected because of their reputation as...

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