Sabre Holdings produced a good video of the panel featuring FN Co-Chair Bill Bernstein. Check it out:
On September 27th, global travel technology company Sabre Holdings hosted the “Passport to Freedom” event, at which actress Jada Pinkett-Smith joined Sabre CEO Sam Gilliland in announcing an initiative seeking to unite the travel and tourism industry in the fight against human trafficking. The Freedom Network is working with Sabre Holdings to
provide scholarships enabling formerly trafficked persons to get free
job training in the travel and tourism industry.
From the Dallas Morning News
At the event, Pinkett-Smith announced that she would donate her family’s airline miles to trafficking survivors who escape and need a way to get home. “I will donate my miles and trust me, the Smith family, we’ve got lots of miles,” she said.
“Sabre has a presence with all segments of the travel sector from agents and airlines to tour services and travelers, and everything in between, putting us in a unique position to act as a driving force in raising awareness for this cause,” said Gilliland.
From the Sabre Holdings Press Release:
Announced by Sabre Holdings Chairman and CEO Sam Gilliland, actress and advocate Jada Pinkett-Smith, U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow, and Tekla Roberts, a human trafficking survivor and program advocate, the initiative aims to raise awareness about human trafficking issues; advocate for legislative change; and provide opportunities for leaders in government, travel and non-profit organizations to collaborate on an issue affecting up to 27 million people globally.