Can Marriott Employees Combat Sex Trafficking? Why Sex Workers Don't Think So

For many sex workers and sex work advocates, though, Marriott’s training program doesn’t do enough to make clear distinctions between sex trafficking and consensual adult sex work. “Some [of the signs] listed were not speaking English well, having sex toys, condoms and lube, asking for extra towels and sheets, and not wanting housekeeping in your room,” escort Veronica Santos told PAPER. “I realized how dangerous that could be for pretty much any woman, especially [trans women, as well as Black and Brown sex workers traveling] alone and booking a room at any Marriott hotel, because the tips just seemed very subjective.” Santos was not alone in pointing out that the program could target consensual sex workers.