The Leading Trade Association for Independent Lodging Professionals
Human trafficking is estimated to be a 150 billion dollar industry impacting the. lives of an estimated 27.6 million victims worldwide. Traffickers exploit their victims by compelling them to perform labor at little or no pay or to engage in commercial sex. This illegal activity is in every region of the United States and has infiltrated legitimate businesses.
Some states, such as Iowa, while not making the training mandatory, require a certificate in training, and lodging providers that have not completed this certification are not eligible to receive public funds as payment for services. That means government employees, including educators, can only stay in certified lodging when traveling for work or organizing conferences. The definition of a lodging provider includes a rooming house and cabins.
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