Passport to Freedom is the Sabre signature corporate responsibility program to help fight human trafficking and provide support to victims and survivors. Our 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.
Increase awareness and educate the travel industry on human trafficking issues, advocate for legislation change, and provide opportunities for leaders to collaborate.
Sabre is a global technology company serving the world’s largest industry — travel and tourism, and as such, was the first to sign the tourism Code of Conduct (The Code).
On September 27, 2012, we launched “Passport to Freedom,” a comprehensive initiative seeking to unite the travel and tourism industry to fight child sex trafficking and human slavery. The event took place at our headquarters in Southlake, TX. U.S. actress Jada Pinkett Smith, and many leaders from the travel and tourism industry, nonprofit and government agencies joined the event.
What is human trafficking?
Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where perpetrators profit from the control and exploitation of others. Force, fraud and coercion are used to control other people and induce them to commit acts of sex or labor. This ‘compelled service’ is a lucrative activity and is why human trafficking is one of the fastest-growing criminal industries in the world. It is estimated to be a $32 billion trade.
The application for survivor scholarships is currently closed. The application process will reopen April, 2016. See our scholarship page for more details and information on how to apply or make a donation.
Learn more about the activities that Sabre supports through Passport to Freedom on the program actions page.
Learn more about actions Sabre has taken and find the resources you need to make an impact on our media page. Also, please learn more about our vision of toppling a $32 billion illegal industry through technology.
Report a tip
If you suspect any sort of suspicious behavior, please don’t keep it to yourself. In the U.S. Call 1-888-3737-888, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) Hotline available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the NHTRC website to report a tip online.