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Carlson Praised by UNODC

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[HD video below] At the World Savers Congress held last week in Singapore as part of STB's TravelRave concept, Ms. Nicole Conner - a Crime Prevention Associate at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) - spoke about the disturbing topic of human trafficking and the travel industry.

Ms. Conner was speaking in the place of the Academy Award-winning actress and activist, Ms. Mira Sorvino who is also a Goodwill Ambassador for the UNODC.

Human trafficking, which comes in many different forms, is a 32-billion dollar a year business that is surpassed only by drugs and arms.

"There is a lot that corporations can do," Ms Connor said, praising what Carlson Companies has done, and in particular its founder Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Marilyn Carlson Nelson, who Ms. Connor called a trailblazer in the fight against human trafficking when "she committed her travel companies to a global code of conduct that seeks to protect children from commercial sexual exploitation in travel and tourism."

Learn more about what Ms. Connor said and how you can help make a difference by watching the video below.

HD Video: Human Trafficking and the Travel Industry

Marilyn Carlson Nelson, one of the most dynamic and successful women in business, leads the management of a global business portfolio encompassing Carlson Companies major operating groups, specializing in Corporate Solutions and Consumer Services: Carlson Hospitality Worldwide (hotels, restaurants and cruise ships); Carlson Wagonlit Travel (business travel and leisure travel brand); Carlson Leisure Group (leisure travel agencies and tour operators); and Carlson Marketing Group (incentive and loyalty marketing).

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