Core Legislative Principles

At all levels of government, lawmakers are taking action to combat trafficking across industries. This campaign sends a clear message that we in the hotel industry are proactively engaging on this issue at all levels. By using our campaign as a building block, AHLA has developed core legislative principles for the industry.

To view AHLA’s core legislative principles, click here.

Additionally, to ensure hotels are aware of state laws around human trafficking and the requirements for their properties, the American Hotel and Lodging Education Foundation funded ECPAT-USA’s Unpacking Human Trafficking report. This survey of state laws targeting human trafficking in the hospitality industry provides a summary report of the laws in all 50 states relating to the display of human trafficking awareness posters and employee training requirements. 

To assist your property with compliance, download the report at