Recently, we were joined by Eliza McCoy, the Vice President of Awareness and Prevention Programs at the AHLA Foundation, the American Hotel and Lodging Association.
In her role, Eliza leads the No Room for Trafficking Program, a national initiative that builds on the industry’s ongoing commitment and work to end human trafficking.
A lot of the work that the AHLA Foundation does, most would not know about. But they are key to funding groundbreaking research and programs that make the hotel industry safer for families. Things like loss prevention, security, hotel infrastructure, emergency management, accessibility, and combating human trafficking.
Watch the interview for more information on the No Room for Human Trafficking Program, Safe Stay® and the 5-Star Promise, a voluntary commitment by AHLA members to enhance policies, trainings, and resources, including employee safety devices, that together are aimed and strengthening safety and security for hotel employees and guests.
Here are AHLA’s (and Eliza’s) Top Five Safety Tips for Parents and Caregivers When Visiting Hotels!
- Having a recent picture of your children
- Discussing safety rules before you leave and when you get there, as a family
- Put labels INSIDE of luggage and personal items
- Always go in pairs – to the hotel pool, to the bathroom at the amusement park, to the car.
- Keep an eye out for behaviors (not people) that seem out of place or make your family uncomfortable – don’t hesitate to speak up and say something.