Passport to Freedom
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About the Program
Sabre is the first global travel technology company to sign the tourism Code of Conduct (The Code). We are committed to initiatives that fight against human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children, a US$32 billion trade affecting 161 countries worldwide.
Sabre's goals are to increase awareness and educate the travel industry on human trafficking issues, advocate for legislation change, and provide opportunities for leaders to collaborate. On Thursday, September 27, 2012, we launched Passport to Freedom - so that together, we can help make our world a better place to live.
Our commitment includes:
- Train our 10,000 global employees so they are better informed on the issues.
- Raise awareness with our airline, hotel, travel agency and corporate customers.
- Inform travelers using online booking tools so that they are better prepared to identify and report potential trafficking incidents.
- Partner with non-profit, travel and government organizations that support global advocacy towards ending human trafficking.
- Update company policies, including our Supplier Code of Conduct, to reflect our stand against the crime.
A tourism-driven initiative to prevent child exploitation, The Code is co-funded by the Swiss Government (SECO) and private sector, and supported by Ending Child Prostitution and Trafficking International Network, with UNICEF and the World Tourism Organization acting as advisory partners.
The Polaris Project combats all forms of human trafficking and serves both U.S. citizens and foreign national victims. Operating the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC), a victim-centered toll-free hotline, the Polaris Project provides referrals, resources, general information and training and technical assistance.
The U.S. arm of ECPAT International is focused on protecting children trafficked into the U.S., American children trafficked for sexual exploitation, and foreign children exploited by American tourists traveling abroad. ECPAT International seeks to encourage the world community to ensure that children everywhere enjoy their fundamental rights free and secure from all forms of commercial sexual exploitation.
Passport to Freedom
We are committed to initiatives that fight against human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children.
Video: Help end modern-day slavery
Blog post: Simply the right thing to do
Nov. 8: The Travel Industry Takes on Human Trafficking
Sept.27: Sabre Establishes "Passport to Freedom" as Part of Commitment to Fight Human Trafficking Worldwide
May 30: Sabre Joins the Fight Against Human Trafficking
Contact the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline 1-888-373-7888 or email@example.com
What is human trafficking?
27 million people are held in slavery worldwide. More than half are children.
There are more people held in slavery today than at the height of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Fastest growing product for sale in the world?
The White House
Fact Sheet - Obama Administration Announces Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking at Home and Abroad
Executive Order - Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking In Persons In Federal Contracts