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ECPAT-USA and Marriott Partner to Protect Children from Trafficking

ECPAT-USA and Marriott Partner to Protect Children from Trafficking

Anti-child trafficking policy organization ECPAT-USA announced a new partnership with Marriott International to combat and prevent human trafficking and exploitation in all forms. Marking National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Marriott will sign ECPAT-USA’s Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct ...

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Balancing Workforce Needs with National Security

Balancing Workforce Needs with National Security

As one of the nation’s largest employers of legal guest workers, the hotel and lodging industry intuitively understands that a global workforce is essential to our business. Countless lodging businesses and resorts rely on highly vetted guest workers, including seasonal workers, ...

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Five Resources for Preventing Human Trafficking

Five Resources for Preventing Human Trafficking

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and hotels around the country are taking steps to raise awareness of the crime and provide employees with the tools and training to recognize and prevent it. Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing ...

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WANTED: Real World Workforce Solutions

WANTED: Real World Workforce Solutions

In 2017, the President of the United States signed an Executive Order to create employment opportunities by increasing access to apprenticeship programs in various industries, including hospitality. And the hospitality industry represents so many opportunities. As the singular voice representing ...

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Ascend Hotel Collection Surpasses 200 Properties Open

Ascend Hotel Collection Surpasses 200 Properties Open

ROCKVILLE, Md.—The Ascend Hotel Collection reached a milestone by surpassing 200 properties open globally, with more than 50 in the pipeline. The upscale brand, franchised by Choice Hotels International, finished 2017 with one of its largest growth years, opening 56 ...

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