Hilton hotel bans porn

3News 18 August 2015
A decision to banish hardcore porn from Hilton hotel rooms will have its private dissenters but a Christian lobby group says it’s high time the chain gave smut the flick.

Family First has praised Hilton Hotels and Resorts for removing all on-demand pornographic videos from its properties, including hotels in Auckland, Queenstown and Taupo.

The move was announced by America’s National Center on Sexual Exploitation which commended the hotel group for “no longer seeking profits from hardcore pornography”.

As a show of approval, the centre removed Hilton Hotels from the dirty dozen, its list of 12 large corporates deemed to be fuelling sexual exploitation.

New Zealand’s conservative family values group Family First says Hilton’s decision would help protect families, children and pornography addicts.

“Society is finally being woken up to the fact that pornography is harmful and leads to addictions, broken marriages, increased sexual violence, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking and prostitution,” said the group’s national director Bob McCoskrie.

Mr McCoskrie said he’d been calling for these changes since he was approached by distraught parents whose eight-year-old had inadvertently watched porn in the family’s hotel room.

It was now time for all other hotel chains to follow suit, he said.
http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/hilton-hotel-bans-porn-2015081813#axzz3j6EzCcBf

Profit motive behind Hilton porn ban – expert
3News 19 August 2015
Conservative lobby groups have congratulated hotel operator Hilton following its decision to stop letting guests watch porn, but could it just be all about the money?

That’s the opinion of travel writer Anne van Dyke, who says it could just be a simple case of economics.

She suggests the move could be part of an appeal to the lucrative female demographic.

“They are a huge part of the profit-making machine in the hotel industry, and if you come out and say you’re not affiliated with porn anymore, I think that’s something that many females would be impressed with,” she told RadioLIVE this morning.

Hilton says adult channels aren’t in keeping with its vision or goals. Bob McCoskrie, head of conservative religious group Family First yesterday said he has been lobbying for a hotel porn ban since he heard about a case where an eight-year-old accidentally came across some.

But Ms van Dyke also thinks Hilton might just be cutting its losses.

“Just like blue movies, movie theatres will close down because of the handheld devices that travellers have. No pun meant there, but maybe it’s not profitable for them anymore.”

Travelling porn fans who have trips booked in the next year need not worry however – Hilton’s ban doesn’t come into place until July 2016.
http://www.3news.co.nz/business/profit-motive-behind-hilton-porn-ban–expert-2015081910#axzz3jOYEHrnQ

Pay-per-view pornography a thing of the past for Taranaki hotels
Stuff co.nz 19 August 2015
Long gone are the days of ordering a risque movie from your hotel room, especially in Taranaki.

In fact, most guests staying in the region never had the option of in-room adult movies from the outset.

News that Hilton Hotels and Resorts would remove all on-demand pornographic videos from its properties, including hotels in Auckland, Queenstown and Taupo, was a surprise to Taranaki’s hoteliers who said they couldn’t believe it was still on offer.

In a statement this week, a Hilton Worldwide spokesperson said pay-per-view adult entertainment did not align with their future thinking.

“While the vast majority of our properties already do not offer this content today, this content will be phased out of all other hotels subject to the terms of their contracts.”
http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/71250337/payperview-pornography-a-thing-of-the-past-for-taranaki-hotels

Christian lobby group lauds Hilton chain for dropping in-room porn
The Christian Post 19 August 2015  
A Christian lobby group in New Zealand has lauded the Hilton chain for its decision to drop on-demand pornographic videos from its room packages.

Family First hailed Hilton Hotels and Resorts’ move to make its rooms porn-free. The decision affected all Hilton hotels in Auckland, Taupo, and Queenstown, according to The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH).

The American group National Centre on Sexual Exploitation announced the Hilton chain’s move. It also praised the company for ceasing to seek earnings from “hardcore pornography.” To demonstrate its approval of the new decision, the group dropped Hilton Hotels from its list of the 12 biggest corporations that fuel sexual exploitation, the report details.

Family First calls Hilton’s decision a move that would shield kids, families, and porn addicts from the untoward effects of pornography and sexual exploitation. National director Bob McCoskrie said pornography could harm marriages and child development, and lead to sexual violence and abuse.

“Society is finally being woken up to the fact that pornography is harmful and leads to addictions, broken marriages, increased sexual violence, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking and prostitution,” SMH quotes McCoskrie .

According to McCoskrie , he began lobbying the change since anxious parents told him about their eight-year-old son who had watched on-demand porn videos in their hotel room.
http://www.christianpost.com/news/christian-lobby-group-lauds-hilton-chain-for-dropping-in-room-porn-143143/

Christian lobby group hails Hilton Hotel for removing on-demand porn from hotels
Sydney Morning Herald 18 August 2015
Auckland: A decision to banish hardcore porn from Hilton hotel rooms will have its private dissenters but a New Zealand Christian lobby group says it’s high time the chain gave smut the flick.

Family First has praised Hilton Hotels and Resorts for removing all on-demand pornographic videos from its properties, including hotels in Auckland, Queenstown and Taupo.

The move was announced by US group National Centre on Sexual Exploitation which commended the hotel group for “no longer seeking profits from hardcore pornography”.

As a show of approval, the centre removed Hilton Hotels from the dirty dozen, its list of 12 large corporates deemed to be fuelling sexual exploitation.

New Zealand’s conservative family values group Family First says Hilton’s decision would help protect families, children and pornography addicts.

“Society is finally being woken up to the fact that pornography is harmful and leads to addictions, broken marriages, increased sexual violence, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking and prostitution,” said the group’s national director Bob McCoskrie​.

Mr McCoskrie​ said he’d been calling for these changes since he was approached by distraught parents whose eight-year-old had inadvertently watched porn in the family’s hotel room.

It was now time for all other hotel chains to follow suit, he said.
http://www.smh.com.au/world/christian-lobby-group-hails-hilton-hotel-for-removing-ondemand-porn-from-hotels-20150818-gj1jn6.html