Sex tourism

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Sex tourism is travel to a different locale for the sake of sexual activity, particularly with prostitutes.wikipedia
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Prostitution

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Sex tourism is travel to a different locale for the sake of sexual activity, particularly with prostitutes.
There are about 42 million prostitutes in the world, living all over the world (though most of Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa lacks data, studied countries in that large region rank as top sex tourism destinations).

Child sex tourism

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When the sexual activity involves children, is non-consensual or involves sex trafficking, it is often illegal, both in the destination country and in the individual's home country.
Child sex tourism, part of the multibillion-dollar global sex tourism industry, is a form of child prostitution within the wider issue of commercial sexual exploitation of children.

Prostitution law

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Generally, people who travel to engage in sexual activity, including with a prostitute, are subject to prostitution laws of the destination jurisdiction.
They argue that a system which allows legalized and regulated prostitution has very negative effects and does not improve the situation of the prostitutes; such legal systems only lead to crime and abuse: many women who work in licensed brothels are still controlled by outside pimps; many brothel owners are criminals themselves; the creation of a legal and regulated prostitution industry only leads to another parallel illegal industry, as many women do not want to register and work legally (since this would rob them of their anonymity) and other women can not be hired by legal brothels because of underlying problems (e.g., drug abuse); legalizing prostitution makes it more socially acceptable to buy sex, creating a huge demand for prostitutes (both by local men and by foreigners engaging in sex tourism) and, as a result, human trafficking and underage prostitution increase in order to satisfy this demand.

Prostitution in Kenya

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A number of countries have become popular destinations for sex tourism, including Brazil, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, the Netherlands (particularly Amsterdam), Kenya, Colombia, Thailand, the Philippines, Cambodia, Cuba, and Indonesia (particularly Bali). The countries popular for female sex tourism include Southern Europe (mainly in Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Spain and Portugal); the Caribbean (led by Jamaica, Barbados and the Dominican Republic); Brazil, Egypt, Turkey, and Phuket in Thailand); and Gambia, Senegal and Kenya in Africa.
Many foreign men and women take part in sex tourism, which is thriving at resorts along Kenya's coast.

Female sex tourism

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The countries popular for female sex tourism include Southern Europe (mainly in Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Spain and Portugal); the Caribbean (led by Jamaica, Barbados and the Dominican Republic); Brazil, Egypt, Turkey, and Phuket in Thailand); and Gambia, Senegal and Kenya in Africa.
Female sex tourism is sex tourism by women who travel intending to engage in sexual activities with one or more locals, usually male sex workers.

Prostitution in Jamaica

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The countries popular for female sex tourism include Southern Europe (mainly in Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Spain and Portugal); the Caribbean (led by Jamaica, Barbados and the Dominican Republic); Brazil, Egypt, Turkey, and Phuket in Thailand); and Gambia, Senegal and Kenya in Africa.
The island is a destination for sex tourism.

Prostitution in Barbados

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The countries popular for female sex tourism include Southern Europe (mainly in Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Spain and Portugal); the Caribbean (led by Jamaica, Barbados and the Dominican Republic); Brazil, Egypt, Turkey, and Phuket in Thailand); and Gambia, Senegal and Kenya in Africa.
The country is a sex tourism destination, including female sex tourism.

Prostitution in the Dominican Republic

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The countries popular for female sex tourism include Southern Europe (mainly in Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Spain and Portugal); the Caribbean (led by Jamaica, Barbados and the Dominican Republic); Brazil, Egypt, Turkey, and Phuket in Thailand); and Gambia, Senegal and Kenya in Africa.
The Dominican Republic has gained a reputation of being a major destination for international sex tourism, although the activity is mostly concentrated in poor coastal towns (especially Las Terrenas, Cabarete, Sosua, and Boca Chica), where women have less economic opportunities than in larger towns and cities of the country.

Prostitution in Thailand

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The countries popular for female sex tourism include Southern Europe (mainly in Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Spain and Portugal); the Caribbean (led by Jamaica, Barbados and the Dominican Republic); Brazil, Egypt, Turkey, and Phuket in Thailand); and Gambia, Senegal and Kenya in Africa.
Since the Vietnam War, Thailand has gained an international reputation among travellers from many countries as a sex tourism destination.

Prostitution in Senegal

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The countries popular for female sex tourism include Southern Europe (mainly in Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Spain and Portugal); the Caribbean (led by Jamaica, Barbados and the Dominican Republic); Brazil, Egypt, Turkey, and Phuket in Thailand); and Gambia, Senegal and Kenya in Africa.
Senegal has gained a reputation as a sex tourism destination since the 1970s and since the early 2000s it has also gained a reputation for female sex tourism.

Prostitution in Cuba

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A number of countries have become popular destinations for sex tourism, including Brazil, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, the Netherlands (particularly Amsterdam), Kenya, Colombia, Thailand, the Philippines, Cambodia, Cuba, and Indonesia (particularly Bali).
Young women began selling sex to tourists in a style that resembled the sex tourism that had become established in South-East Asia, and Cuban prostitutes began to dress in ways which made their profession clear.

Prostitution in Costa Rica

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Other popular destinations include Bulgaria, Tunisia, Lebanon, Morocco, Jordan, Azerbaijan, Fiji, Colombia and Costa Rica.
The large growth in sex tourism prompted the Government of Costa Rica introduce a voluntary registration scheme for prostitutes.

Sex trafficking

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When the sexual activity involves children, is non-consensual or involves sex trafficking, it is often illegal, both in the destination country and in the individual's home country.

Prostitution in Azerbaijan

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Other popular destinations include Bulgaria, Tunisia, Lebanon, Morocco, Jordan, Azerbaijan, Fiji, Colombia and Costa Rica.
The country is a sex tourism destination, particularly with men from Iran, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait.

Prostitution in Jordan

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Other popular destinations include Bulgaria, Tunisia, Lebanon, Morocco, Jordan, Azerbaijan, Fiji, Colombia and Costa Rica.
Jordan is known for sex tourism within the middle east.

Prostitution in Brazil

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The countries popular for female sex tourism include Southern Europe (mainly in Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Spain and Portugal); the Caribbean (led by Jamaica, Barbados and the Dominican Republic); Brazil, Egypt, Turkey, and Phuket in Thailand); and Gambia, Senegal and Kenya in Africa.
However, the government is increasingly frustrated with the fact that a number of foreign tourists travel to Brazil for sex tourism, including child prostitution, and has been able to combat and partially mitigate child prostitution since the beginning of the 21st century with campaigns and stronger police control.

Prostitution by region

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For these reasons, some African countries have also become destinations for sex tourism.

Tourism

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[[The Code of Conduct for the Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism]] is an international organization composed of members of the tourism industry and children's rights experts with the purpose to eradicate the practice of child sex tourism.

Prostitution in Germany

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This law also applies to Germans traveling abroad, to combat child prostitution occurring in the context of sex tourism.

Human sexual activity

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Sex tourism is travel to a different locale for the sake of sexual activity, particularly with prostitutes.

World Tourism Organization

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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".

United Nations

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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".

Forced prostitution

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When the sexual activity involves children, is non-consensual or involves sex trafficking, it is often illegal, both in the destination country and in the individual's home country.