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Sex tourism is travel to engage in sexual intercourse or sexual activity with prostitutes, and is typically undertaken internationally by tourists from wealthier countries. It has been suggested that Duration of sexual intercourse be merged into this article or section. ... Whore redirects here. ...


The World Tourism Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations, defines sex tourism as "trips organized from within the tourism sector, or from outside this sector but using its structures and networks, with the primary purpose of effecting a commercial sexual relationship by the tourist with residents at the destination".[1] The U.N. opposes sex tourism citing health, social and cultural consequences for both tourist home countries and destination countries, especially in situations exploiting gender, age, social and economic inequalities in sex tourism destinations.[1][2][3] World Tourism Organization Building in Madrid The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is a United Nations agency dealing with questions relating to tourism. ... UN and U.N. redirect here. ...


Attractions for sex tourists can include reduced costs for services in the destination country, along with either legal prostitution or indifferent law enforcement and access to child prostitution. The Optional protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography to the Convention on the Rights of the Child states that the prostitution of children or child prostitution is the practice whereby a child is used by others for sexual activities in return for remuneration or any...

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Destinations

National destinations for sex tourists include Thailand[4], Brazil[5][6], Sri Lanka [7][8][9], Dominican Republic[10][11], Costa Rica[12][13], and Cuba[14][15].


An individual city or region can have a particular reputation as a sex tourist destination. Many of these coincide with major red-light districts, and include Amsterdam in the Netherlands; Zona Norte in Tijuana, Mexico; Boy's Town in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico; Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket in Thailand; Vladivostok in Russian Far East, destination for Japanese sex tourists [16], and Angeles City[17], the site of a former United States military base in the province of Pampanga, Philippines. For the 2004 album by American rapper Ludacris, see The Red Light District. ... For other uses, see Amsterdam (disambiguation). ... Zona Norte (North Zone) is a red light district located in Tijuana, Mexico. ... Nuevo Laredo is a city in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico. ... Location within in Thailand Coordinates: , Country Settled Ayutthaya Period Founded as capital 21 April 1782 Government  - Type Special administrative area  - Governor Apirak Kosayothin Area  - City 1,568. ... Beach Pattaya along the beach Pattaya (Thai: , RTGS: Phatthaya) is a city in Thailand, located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand ( ), about 165 km southeast of Bangkok located within but not part of Amphoe Bang Lamung in the province of Chon Buri. ... Phuket (Thai ภูเก็ต) is one of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. ... Vladivostok (Russian: ) is the administrative center of Primorsky Krai, Russia, situated close to the Russo-Sino border and North Korea. ... Far Eastern Federal District (highlighted in red) Russian Far East (Russian: ; IPA: ) is a term that refers to the Russian part of the Far East, i. ... Nickname: Motto: Sulong Angeles. ... The United States Armed Forces are the military services of the United States. ... A military base is a facility directly owned and operated by and/or for the military or one of its branches that shelters military equipment and personnel, and facilitates training and operations. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Pampanga Region: Central Luzon (Region III) Capital: City of San Fernando Founded: December 11, 1571 Population: 2000 census—1,882,730 (10th largest) Density—863 per km² (4th highest) Area: 2,180. ...


In the United States, prostitution is largely illegal, with the exception of certain areas of the state of Nevada; these have become a sex tourist destination for some Americans. To a lesser extent, several other large cities in the U.S. are also domestic sex tourist destinations despite legal sanctions on prostitution. Typical newspaper boxes commonly filled with free flyers solely advertising escorts on Las Vegas Blvd, although prostitution itself is illegal in Las Vegas and Clark county. ...


Conversely, prostitution is a legal activity in a growing list of other nations worldwide, including in many (but not all) of these destinations.


Female sex tourism destinations

Main article: Female sex tourism

The primary destinations for female sex tourism are Southern Europe (mainly Italy, former Yugoslavia, Greece and Spain), the Caribbean (led by Jamaica, Barbados and the Dominican Republic), parts of Africa (Tunisia, Egypt, Gambia, Kenya[18]), Pattaya or Phuket in Thailand. Lesser destinations include Nepal, Morocco, Fiji, Ecuador and Costa Rica. Female sex tourism differs from male sex tourism, in that women do not usually go to specific bars. Women usually give clothes, meals, cash and gifts to their prostitutes, but not all (especially in Southern Europe) expect compensation. Female sex tourism is travel by women, partially or fully for the purpose of having sex. ... The southern half of Europe is shown in shades of red. ... The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was a Balkan state that existed from 1945 to 1992. ... West Indies redirects here. ... The Republic of The Gambia is a country in West Africa. ... Beach Pattaya along the beach Pattaya (Thai: , RTGS: Phatthaya) is a city in Thailand, located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand ( ), about 165 km southeast of Bangkok located within but not part of Amphoe Bang Lamung in the province of Chon Buri. ... Phuket (Thai ภูเก็ต) is one of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. ...


Child sex tourism

Main article: Child sex tourism

Sex tourism is tourism, partially or fully for the purpose of having sex, often with prostitutes. ...

Legal issues in the United States

Federal law (see PROTECT Act of 2003) prohibits United States citizens or permanent residents to engage in international travel with the purpose or effect of having commercial sex with a person under the age of 18, or any sex with a person under the age of 16; facilitating such travel is also illegal. Arrests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement are becoming common; however, prosecutions under this law are still very rare. The PROTECT Act of 2003 authorized fines and/or imprisonment for up to 30 years for U.S. citizens or residents who engage in illicit sexual conduct abroad. ...


As of 2005, there has been one effort to prosecute a sex tour operator: Big Apple Oriental Tours of New York was prosecuted for "promotion of prostitution" by the New York State Attorney General after lobbying by feminist human rights groups, however the case has been thrown out twice. Big Apple Oriental Tours is a travel agency based in New York that is at the center of a campaign against sex tourism operators in the United States. ... This article is about the state. ...


HR 972, the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005 reauthorizes the 2000 law, but it also gives U.S. law enforcement better tools to study human trafficking within the United States and to prosecute those who purchase sex acts. The measure authorizes $50 million for grants to state and local law enforcement to investigate and prosecute persons who engage in the purchase of commercial sex acts.[19]


Legal issues in the United Kingdom

The Sexual Offences Act 2003 enables British citizens and residents who commit sexual offences against children overseas to be prosecuted in the UK.[20] Some of the offences carry penalties of up to life imprisonment and anyone found guilty will be placed on the Sex Offenders Register. The UK police and the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre and Interpol are actively involved in monitoring child sex tourists and will prosecute where necessary. The Sexual Offences Act 2003 is an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom, passed in 2003. ...


Witnesses can report it to the local police, hotel manager, tour representative or tour operator. People can also call Crimestoppers. The calls are completely anonymous. Overseas the number is +44 800 555 111. Witnesses can also call Crimestoppers when they return to the UK, the number is 0800 555 111 a cash reward may be available. Crimestoppers or Crime Stoppers, a part of Crime Stoppers International, is the telephone hotline, separate from the emergency telephone number system, which allows a member of the community to provide anonymous information about criminal activity. ...


Legal issues in Canada

Canada has included in its Criminal Code provisions that allow for the arrest and prosecution of Canadians in Canada for offences committed in foreign countries related to child sex tourism, such as child prostitution, as well as for child sexual exploitation offences, such as indecent acts, child pornography and incest. Convictions carry a penalty of up to 14 years' imprisonment.[21]


Academic study

University of Leicester sociologists studied this subject as part of a research project for the Economic and Social Research Council and End Child Prostitution and Trafficking campaign. The study included interviews with over 250 Caribbean sex tourists.[22][23] Among their findings: University of Leicester seen from Victoria Park - Left to right: the Department of Engineering, the Attenborough tower, the Charles Wilson building. ... The Economic and Social Research Council is the main UK state funding agency for research and graduate studies in the social sciences. ... West Indies redirects here. ...

  • Preconceptions about race and gender influenced their opinions.
  • Economically underdeveloped tourist-receiving countries are promoted as being culturally different so that (in the Western tourist's understanding) prostitution and traditional male domination of women have less stigma than similar practices might have in their home countries.

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Documentaries

Canadian film makers have been active at reporting on sex tourism. Documentary titles include:

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See also

ECPAT is a network of organizations and individuals working together to eliminate the commercial sexual exploitation of children. ... In translation, this means being a horse jockey. ... Prostitution in Thailand was first mentioned in the West in reports by European sailors visiting what was then called Siam as early as the 16th and 17th centuries. ... Prostitution in Philippines is available through brothels (also known as casa), bars, karaoke bars (also known as KTVs), Massage Parlors, street walkers and escort services. ... The term tourist apartheid was coined in the early 1990s after Cuba first opened up to foreign tourists. ... For other uses, see Human trafficking (disambiguation). ...

References

  1. ^ a b (17-22 October 1995) "WTO Statement On The Prevention Of Organized Sex Tourism". Adopted by the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization at its eleventh session - Cairo (Egypt), 17-22 October 1995 (Resolution A/RES/338 (XI)), Cairo (Egypt): World Tourism Organization. Retrieved on 2006-12-20. 
  2. ^ U.N. Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women (OSAGI) Gender Mainstreaming Mandates
  3. ^ U.N. Congress On The Prevention Of Crime And The Treatment Of Offenders Press Release New Global Treaty to Combat Sex Slavery of Women and Girls
  4. ^ Cruey, Greg. Thailand's Sex Industry. About: Asia For Visitors. About, Inc. (The New York Times Co.). Retrieved on 2006-12-20. “Nowhere else is it so open and prevalent.”
  5. ^ Brazil. The Protection Project. Archived from the original on 2006-12-20. Retrieved on 2006-12-20. “Brazil is a major sex tourism destination. Foreigners come from Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Latin America, and North America ...”
  6. ^ Gentile, Carmen J.. "Brazil cracks down on child prostitution", San Francisco Chronicle, Chronicle Foreign Service, 2006-02-02. Retrieved on 2006-12-20. "... young prostitutes strut in front of middle-aged American and European tourists ..." 
  7. ^ Sri Lanka - Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2004 (English). Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (2005-02-28). Retrieved on 2007-11-17. “... Boys and girls were victims of commercial sexual exploitation by pedophiles in the sex tourism industry ...”
  8. ^ Child exploitation not new to stricken region (English). CNN. Retrieved on 2007-11-17. “... some resorts in Thailand and Sri Lanka, were so-called "sex tourist" destinations ...”
  9. ^ Child sex tourism spreading in Asia (English). CNN. Retrieved on 2007-11-17. “... established sex tourist destinations like Thailand, the Philippines and Sri Lanka ...”
  10. ^ Dominican Republic. The Protection Project. Archived from the original on 2006-12-20. Retrieved on 2006-12-20. “The Dominican Republic is one of the most popular sex tourism destinations in the world, and it is advertised on the Internet as a "single man's paradise."”
  11. ^ Scheeres, Julia (2001-07-07). The Web, Where ‘Pimps’ Roam Free. Wired News. CondéNet Inc. Retrieved on 2006-12-20.
  12. ^ Kovaleski, Serge F.. "Child Sex Trade Rises In Central America", Washington Post Foreign Service, Washington Post Foreign Service, 2000-01-02. Retrieved on 2006-12-20. Archived from the original on 2006-12-20. "... "an accelerated increase in child prostitution" in the country ... blamed largely on the unofficial promotion of sex tourism in Costa Rica over the Internet." 
  13. ^ Costa Rica. The Protection Project. Archived from the original on 2006-12-20. Retrieved on 2006-12-20. “...has come to rival Thailand and the Philippines as one of the world’s leading destinations for sex tourism.”
  14. ^ Cuba. The Protection Project. Archived from the original on 2006-12-20. Retrieved on 2006-12-20. “Cuba is a popular destination country for sex tourists from Canada, the United States, and Europe.”
  15. ^ Zúñiga, Jesús. Cuba: The Thailand of the Caribbean. The New West Indian. Retrieved on 2006-12-20.
  16. ^ Across the Siberian Wastes (English). Jim Rogers. Retrieved on 2007-11-17. “... swarms of Russian prostitutes and Japanese johns on sex holidays ...”
  17. ^ Fr. Shay Cullen (2005-03-03). Sex Tourism Is Big Money for Pimps and Politicians. imc-qc (philapinas). QC Independent Media Centre. Retrieved on 2007-04-08. “Angeles City, two hours north of Metro Manila, is the home of the most organized sex industry in the Philippines. Thousands of sex tourists from all over the world go there to look for cheap sex, much of it with under age minors.”
  18. ^ Clarke, Jeremy (2007-11-25). Older white women join Kenya's sex tourists. Reuters. Retrieved on 2007-11-30. “Hard figures are difficult to come by, but local people on the coast estimate that as many as one in five single women visiting from rich countries are in search of sex.”
  19. ^ Full copy of HR 972
  20. ^ http://www.fco.gov.uk/servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1100182470588
  21. ^ http://www.voyage.gc.ca/main/pubs/child_endure-en.asp
  22. ^ Sex Tourism in the Caribbean by Jacqueline Sanchez Taylor, University of Leicester. Chapter for Tourism, Travel and Sex, eds. Stephen Clift and Simon Carter, 1999
  23. ^ The New West Indian Sex tourists: survey
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[1] It was at its third session (Torremolinos, Spain, September 1979), that the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (WTO) decided to institute, commencing in the year 1980, WORLD TOURISM DAY is to be commemorated on 27 September each year by appropriate events on themes selected by the General... Hans Christian Andersen: A Poets Bazaar Julian Barnes: England, England T. C. Boyle: The Road to Wellville Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile Nicholas Christopher: A Trip to the Stars Stephen Clarke: A Year in the Merde E. M. Forster: Where Angels Fear to Tread and A Room with... Tourism Geography (or the Geography of Tourism) is the study of travel and tourism as an industry, as a human activity, and especially as a place phenomenon. ... The convergence of industries has forced people to create new terminology such as information technology, biotechnology, ubiquitous technology and even cultural technology to explain new, frequently talked about topics. ...

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