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SCRLA Partners with BEST to Provide FREE  Human Trafficking Training

Human trafficking is incredibly widespread, and our hotels have an important role to play in keeping our community and our hotels safe from this harm. SCRLA is now partnering with Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST) to provide FREE human trafficking training for SCRLA members and their staff. This 30-minute course about human trafficking can protect your hotel and even save a life.



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“As an industry uniquely positioned to recognize and report human trafficking, it is crucial that we empower all of our employees to take action when they suspect a problem. Our partnership with BEST gives members free, ongoing access to a toolkit designed to equip everyone working in the hotel industry with what they need to know to help keep our establishments and communities safe.”

–John Durst, President & CEO, SCRLA



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.


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  1. Provide an overview of sex trafficking and labor trafficking and their impact on the hotel industry
  2. Discuss common indicators of human trafficking and case examples
  3. Give action steps for how to respond to and prevent human trafficking
  4. Discuss key takeaways and provide additional resources, including modules to address real scenarios or receive more in-depth training


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.

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Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST) is the first nonprofit organization in the country dedicated entirely to working with businesses to disrupt human trafficking. BEST has provided consultation and training to hundreds of hotels focused on reducing human trafficking and mitigating the reputational, legal, and financial risks associated with it. BEST has trained thousands of hotel employees and equipped them to protect their hotel and employer from human trafficking.

BEST’s Inhospitable to Human Trafficking Training is sponsored by the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA).



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