USA – Stamping Out Exploitation in Travel: Measuring Progress in the Fight to Eliminate SECTT

ECPAT-USA’s Stamping Out Exploitation in Travel report presents key findings and themes from a study of 70 companies in the US travel industry on their initiatives to fight the sexual exploitation of children, including trafficking. The report establishes a way to measure progress, identifies the baseline for their engagement, and highlights best practices to encourage cross-learning within the travel industry.

It analyses practices and policies to eliminate the crime, how the travel industry compares to other industries in how it confronts SECTT (sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism), as well as comparing actors within the travel industry. Its significant findings are that in an industry where employees are far more likely to witness signs of sexual exploitation of children, those at the forefront are typically partners of ECPAT-USA or members of The Code.