Marriott does claim that more staff are now alerting managers to potential problems, and has offered some dramatic anecdotal evidence of its program’s effectiveness.
In the spring of 2017, in Louisiana, a security guard at one hotel noticed a 12-year-old boy who was traveling with a pair of men.
For instance, victims of sex trafficking—who may be any age or gender, though women are disproportionately affected—often look like they don’t belong with their party.
They may arrive with minimal luggage and clothing, and they could appear intoxicated.
Within weeks of that event, says Rinsche, some hotel maids in Toronto, who had also taken the training, “felt uncomfortable” around guests who had left a teenage girl in their room.