alexa Sex Trafficking in the Tourism Industry
ISSN: 2167-0269

Journal of Tourism & Hospitality
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Research Article

Sex Trafficking in the Tourism Industry

Carolin L*, Lindsay A and Victor W

The Business of Hospitality, Florida International University, Biscayne Bay Campus, HM 333, 3000 Northeast 151 Street, North Miami, USA

*Corresponding Author:
Carolin L
Assistant Professor
The Business of Hospitality
Florida International University Biscayne Bay Campus
HM 333, 3000 Northeast 151 Street
North Miami, USA
Tel: 3059194500
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: April 21, 2015 Accepted Date: August 18, 2015 Published Date: August 27, 2015

Citation: Carolin L, Lindsay A, Victor W (2015) Sex Trafficking in the Tourism Industry. J Tourism Hospit 4:166. doi:10.4172/2167-0269.1000166

Copyright: © 2015 Carolin L, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



This article examines exploitation in tourism. If the industry is to move towards enhanced sustainability, then the issue of fair working conditions needs to be addressed. The study summarizes current literature on trafficking in tourism and discusses the current state of sex trafficking in the tourism industry. The paper finally summarizes major initiatives in the industry and concludes by providing warning signs and indicators of trafficking that can be useful for tourism employees.


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