Fairmont Hotels and Resorts

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

In 2016, Accor Hotels stated they were, “…determined to combat all forms of sexual abuse of children that could occur on its premises” through their WATCH Programme (We Act Together for Children).[1]

However, Fairmont Hotels are currently selling hard-core pornography on their Video on Demand service.  This is out of line with Accor’s commitment to their WATCH program, as pornography is seamlessly connected to prostitution; researchers calling it “filmed prostitution”[2] and can involve underage people being exploited.[3]

When we contacted Fairmont last year regarding this issue, the response we received was that offering Video on Demand, including pornography was “for guest entertainment purposes.”[4] Study after study shows that pornography is not harmless entertainment, but rather is connected to human trafficking, and has public health impacts.

Fairmont, we look forward to 2018 being the year you will join other major hotel chains including Hilton, Marriot, Starwood, IHG and Hyatt and remove pornography from your On Demand services. 

[1] Expert Paper, WATCH Programme, Accor Hotels, 2016.  For Global Study: Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism.
[2] http://prostitutionresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Pornography-prostitution-trafficking.pdf  accessed Jan. 31, 2018.
[3] https://fightthenewdrug.org/popular-porn-company-sued-for-featuring-14-year-old-on-cover/ accessed Feb. 7, 2018.
[4] email dated April 2, 2017, received from Mike Taylor, Director, Global Communications & Public Relations, Luxury Brands.

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