Sex Tourism Industry
Millions of people engage in sex tourism around the world and it is a huge industry that very few people know a lot about. In this guide we shall look in more detail at the sex tourism industry.
Growth of the Sex Tourism Industry
Sex tourism is a multi-billion dollar industry that sees people travel all around the world in the search for various sexual encounters.
In the past the sex tourism industry was very underground and hardly spoken about. People would fly to popular sexually liberal countries to engage in sex but it was kept very hush. These days there are agencies and tour operators that specialize in sex tours to cater for sex tourists.
Additionally, more and more gay and lesbian sex tourists are jumping on board as homosexuality becomes much more acceptable around the world. It is estimated that around 10 percent of all sex tourists are gay or lesbian which accounts for a large amount of the population.
Cities (particularly those with popular red light districts) are realizing the economic benefits of the sex tourism industry and are starting to build more facilities and infrastructure to attract sex tourists to their destinations.
Tel Aviv is a great example of a city that is trying to attract more sex tourists (in particularly gay and lesbians) by building a huge range of appealing places to visit such as gay bars, strip clubs, entertainment and more.
Economic Benefits of the Sex Tourism Industry
As we mentioned before, sex tourism is a multi-billion dollar industry. The economic benefits to the host country are huge – they need to play for accommodation, food, taxis and more – with many sex tourists spending a lot of money on their trips. Not to mention the money going to the airline companies that they book their flights with.
Although many people oppose prostitution, it is a way out of poverty for millions of women around the world. Many women cannot find any other work and without working in the sex industry they may not be able to feed either themselves of their families. As long as no abuse is happening or laws are broken the sex industry has fantastic benefits to many women and economies around the world.
Sectors in the Sex Tourism Industry
There are several sectors in the tourism industry – in fact there is pretty much something to suit everyone! We don’t all have the same sexual desires so it’s important that there are sectors to cater for all of us.
The majority of sex tourists are straight males who travel in the search for sexual encounters that range from strip clubs, brothels and prostitutes – even marriage in many cases.
However a huge number of sex tourists are actually straight females – however their purpose as sex tourists often differs from males. They are usually seeking a holiday romance or fling which may or may not involve actual sex. Many female sex tourists travel to popular resort destinations such as the Caribbean and Southern Europe as opposed to cities renowned for their sex industries and red-light districts.
The gay and lesbian sex tourism industry is another popular sector that is becoming increasingly popular.
Other sex tourism sectors include transgender and transvestite sex tours and everything in between!
Future of the Sex Tourism Industry
The sex tourism industry is looking set to grow exponentially in the near future. People are becoming much more liberal when it comes to sexuality – particularly homosexuality – and are more open to the idea of meeting prostitutes and sex workers overseas.
Like we mentioned before, lots of cities are increasing their sex industry infrastructure to make their city more appealing to sex tourists as they realize the huge economic benefits that it can bring.
We hope you have found this guide to the sex tourism industry interesting. It is a very exciting and growing industry that really does make for a fun and out of the ordinary vacation! Why not try something new this summer?