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Amid Olympic rush, Brazil’s hotels have joined the fight against human trafficking

With as many as half a million visitors expected to visit Brazil for the Olympics, the global hospitality industry is seizing on the moment as an opportunity to address two important issues at once: human trafficking and youth unemployment. The two are closely related. 

The lack of economic opportunity leaves youth vulnerable to human traffickers who lure them into forced labor and sexual exploitation. Once liberated from their captors, survivors face enormous challenges in resuming their lives, including finding jobs. Hotels, as it turns out, are uniquely positioned to address both of those issues.

In collaboration with @marriotttraveler

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