INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana hotels are joining the nation’s efforts in putting an end to human trafficking. Chip Rodgers, President of the American Hotel and Lodging Association, says hotel staff are increasing awareness to spot signs of trouble.
The National Human Trafficking Hotline says that in Indiana last year, there were over 140 cases of human trafficking reported and nearly 50 calls from victims and survivors. The AHLA launched the “No Room For Trafficking” campaign last month to help hospitality workers across America better identify traffickers and potential victims in hotels.
Rodgers says human trafficking is a 150-billion-dollar a year global industry, affecting an estimated 40-million victims.
Rodgers says hotel guests can also keep an eye out for signs of trafficking.