Hotel Industry Convenes Anti-Trafficking Summit Ahead of Super Bowl LIV

Attorney General Moody, Florida Lawmakers, Miami Dolphins and the NFL, National Organizations and Local Partners participate as part of AHLA’s No Room for Trafficking Campaign

[Miami, Fla] On Thursday, January 9, hotel industry officials, lawmakers, local partners and leading experts are joining forces ahead of Super Bowl LIV to rally against human trafficking. Large events, such as the Super Bowl, can create opportunities for instances of human trafficking due to an influx of visitors, and the hotel industry is tackling this through the No Room for Trafficking Campaign and support of National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. This half-day summit aims to spotlight what can be done to spot and stop traffickers in Florida.

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), in partnership with the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) and the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA), is convening Attorney General Ashley Moody, state lawmakers, local hoteliers, and human trafficking prevention organizations It’s a Penalty and A21 to expand on nationwide efforts. The event will include a human trafficking prevention training session for hotel employees at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

The event will also include an official launch and overview of the It’s A Penalty campaign in partnership with Miami Super Bowl Host Committee and with support from AHLA, FRLA, A21, The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade, the Office of Miami-Dade State Attorney, Katherine Fernandez Rundle, the Miami Dolphins and the NFL. The campaign is also in partnership with local, state and federal agencies including the U.S Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, HSI, FBI, federal and local trafficking task forces, and over 300 local community partner organizations.

The state officials and lawmakers will also participate in a human trafficking prevention training session with local hotel employees at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The hotel industry has long recognized the critical role it plays in ending the scourge of human trafficking, and through innovative techniques and employee training is building upon current efforts ahead of the Super Bowl to ensure all employees are trained in identifying, reporting and stopping instances of human trafficking.

Already each year, thousands of hotel employees are trained on how to identify and stop trafficking. With the launch of AHLA’s No Room for Trafficking campaign and AAHOA’s Human Trafficking Awareness Training, the hotel industry builds on its strong record by convening the entire industry around the goal of training every hotel worker.

Visit here for more information on the No Room for Trafficking regional event.