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Arizona tourism industry joins anti-human trafficking effort

July 27, 2019

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is striving to train professionals across the state’s tourism industry to assist in fighting human trafficking.

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office has announced that a free training seminar specifically tailored to workers in the tourist industry will launch Tuesday at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.

The SAFE Action Project, which stands for Safeguarding All From Exploitation, is a joint effort with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The Arizona Anti-Trafficking Network is also involved.

Experts say employees working in airports, hotels and other hospitality settings are often unaware of warning signs of sex trafficking.

The program will also be made available to staff in restaurants, ride-share companies and stadiums.

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