Trafficking in human beings

Paraskevas, Alexandros ORCID: (2022) Trafficking in human beings. In: Encyclopedia of Tourism Management and Marketing. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 9781800377479 (In Press)

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Trafficking in Human Beings is a form of modern slavery, which involves moving victims from one place to another to supply slave labour or for purposes of sexual or other exploitation. Due to the nature of their operation, many travel and tourism organisations and tourism destinations become particularly vulnerable to being associated with both human trafficking and modern slavery. They enable national and transnational travel, provide transport and accommodation and very often employment to agency (outsourced) staff, thus offering the opportunity for traffickers to deploy their slave labour force. Finally, they often host events for thousands of people who can be lucrative targets for criminal gangs and use their trafficked victims to sell them sex services, steal their valuables or obtain personal information that can be used for credit card fraud, identity theft or even blackmail.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: human trafficking, labour exploitation, modern slavery, sexual exploitation
Subjects: Business and finance > Business and management > Business ethics
Hospitality and tourism > Hospitality > Risk and reputation management
Hospitality and tourism
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Depositing User: Alexandros Paraskevas
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2021 09:33
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:15

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