Thai Government Aims at Tourism Industry for Anti-Trafficking Campaign

by Admin on April 20, 2018

The Thai government has turned to the tourism industry in order to combat it’s “sex tourism” image with campaigns in the airport and shopping malls. Thai Airways, now also runs an anti-trafficking video on their international routes and A21, an anti-trafficking organization is assisting hotel staff in recognizing sex trafficking in the beach side city of Pattaya, reports a spokesperson from the Thai government.

The pursuit to better their tourism image comes after being in the international spotlight for human trafficking in terms of sex and fisherman slavery. In addition, Thailand was ranked Tier 2, just above the worst tier (Tier 3), in the US State Department annual Trafficking in Persons Report.

Banners are featured at the international Suvarnabhumi airport that warns travellers about human trafficking and to keep Thailand “the Land of Smiles for all”. The charity Walk Free Foundation has estimated a 425,000 living in conditions of slavery in Thailand.

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