No Room for Trafficking is an AHLA Foundation national awareness program that builds on the industry’s ongoing commitment and work to end human trafficking. Through elevating, assessing, educating and supporting the fight to end human trafficking, AHLAF’s program will ensure hotel employees are continuously developing a better understanding of ways to identify traffickers and potential victims in hotels.
Hotel employees who have undergone training are more aware of trafficking when it happens – and are more willing to report it – than those who have not been trained. That is why hotels across the country are continuously expanding training tools and resources to ensure employees remain vigilant and have a deep understanding of the most up-to-date indicators to spot human trafficking.
Free Online Training for MHLA Members
Through a sponsorship by AAHOA, MHLA has partnered with Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST) to offer MHLA Member employees free human trafficking awareness training.
About BEST’s Inhospitable To Human Trafficking Prevention Training
BEST offers the most comprehensive human trafficking training available in the country for hospitality employees. BEST’s training is a proven tool that helps victims of human trafficking escape exploitation and helps trained hotels become less hospitable for traffickers. Survey research has shown that before receiving training, only 8% of trainees recognized a trafficking incident within the prior year. After taking BEST’s training, that number jumped to 44% of trainees identifying victims.
Provide an overview of sex trafficking and labor trafficking and their impact on the hotel industry
Discuss common indicators of human trafficking and case examples
Give action steps for how to respond to and prevent human trafficking
Discuss key takeaways and provide additional resources, including modules to address real scenarios or receive more in-depth training
TRAINING MODEL OPTIONS:
Individual online training for staff (in English and Spanish)
Individual online training for owners and managers (staff training course plus additional modules and resources for owners and managers)
Group training (in English and Spanish) that owners or managers can use to train their staff in person
Everyone who completes the training will receive a certificate. This certificate may satisfy state and/or local training requirements. It is the responsibility of hotels to verify whether the training meets any such requirements.