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dc.contributor.advisorHalladay, Carolyn
dc.contributor.authorWinters, Brandon R.
dc.dateDec-17
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-07T20:35:43Z
dc.date.available2018-02-07T20:35:43Z
dc.date.issued2017-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/56849
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractHuman trafficking is a global concern that victimizes countless individuals worldwide. The hotel industry, which traffickers often exploit, is in a unique position to assist in the prevention of sex trafficking; therefore, it plays a vital role in the overall fight against human trafficking. This thesis applies policy analysis and exploratory research to understand how and to what degree the U.S.-based hotel industry can affect efforts to combat sex trafficking. The results indicate that hotels take a proactive, zero-tolerance stance on human trafficking. Efforts consist primarily of training employees how to identify and report suspected trafficking activities; adopting corporate anti-human trafficking policies; developing key partnerships with non-governmental organizations and government agencies; and supporting programs that help recovering victims gain employment opportunities. Recommendations to improve future efforts include mandating awareness training for all hotel and motel properties, increasing transparency of efforts through annual reporting, and introducing an incentive-based reporting program for the hospitality industry.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/thehotelindustry1094556849
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleThe hotel industry's role in combatting sex traffickingen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderLooney, Robert
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorsex traffickingen_US
dc.subject.authorhuman traffickingen_US
dc.subject.authortrafficking in personsen_US
dc.subject.authorhospitality industryen_US
dc.subject.authorhotel industryen_US
dc.subject.authorMarriott Internationalen_US
dc.subject.authorInterContinental Hotel Groupen_US
dc.subject.authorIHGen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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