In the past, people did not use to discuss about sex tourism and things were mostly secretive. But now, the sex tourism industry has come out of underground to make some particular countries quite liberal about the idea. Travelers have also been bringing in unimaginable revenues for this industry. Though sex tourism is not openly observed in countries where prostitutes are trafficked, relationships are quite liberally formed in some other countries that have regulated this industry. Check out the most common destinations that are rated to be the most preferred ones by sex tourists across the world.
New Zealand: Street solicitation and prostitution are quite commonly observed in New Zealand as this country has it all legalized. On an average, every woman in this country is estimated to have made at least 20 relationships in her whole life. There is street prostitution commonly seen on country roads. In addition, sex tourists keep visiting brothels in invisible markets. The country also operates the sex tourism business through independent workers and escort agencies.
Germany: As the country has legalized prostitution, people do not feel tabooed to speak about the sex tourism industry. Germany has also legalized brothels and according to some publishing materials, the country had about 100,000 women prostitutes in 1997. It anyways has a strong history of laying the foundation of the sex tourism industry.
Thailand: Since the times of Vietnam War, Thailand has gained a reputation for promoting prostitution. For reasons fair or not, the country has partially regulated sexual activities and also shows tolerance for it. Even though prostitution is not legalized within the country, it is noticeable to have a prostitution problem in Thailand. The sex tourism industry gathers good revenues through its operations throughout Thailand. It has become one of the favorite destinations of sex tourists to undergo quick sexual activities as sex lasts only for an average of 10 minutes in Thailand.
Spain: This country considers most of the prostitution-related activities as illegal, but it still is a home to many prostitutes that run their businesses in hidden corners. The country always used to have prostitution being operated in highly sectored ways and the practice is still on.
Brazil: Even though adult prostitution is legal in Brazil due to non-existing forbidding laws, one cannot be allowed to operate brothels or employ any prostitutes. This is a country where people have sex for the longest period of time. The average time for sexual activity in Brazil is 30 minutes.
Australia: The country has varied territory and state laws to regulate prostitution. Even though the federal legislation in Australia has impacts on prostitution activities within the country, as well as those practiced by its citizens outside the country, there is growing sexual activity that cannot be tracked.
Indonesia: The country legally considers prostitution to be a moral crime but still has tolerance for it. Even if it is a regulated activity, people practice it widely in Indonesia. According to their beliefs, sleeping with another person apart from their spouse would bring them luck and blessings. One can mostly find children involved in prostitution in this country, and that is a real big issue in areas like Bali and Batam.
France: Certain forms of prostitution are illegal in this country, while the exchange of money for sexual activity is acceptable in a legal way. France is one of the preferred locations for sex tourists who play quite actively here.
Japan: Sexual activities and prostitution is widespread in Japan even while the country’s 1956 Anti-Prostitution Law bars every person from prostitution or becoming its customer. This might have happened due to the law having several loopholes and multiple interpretations. Even the enforcement of this law is weak in the country.
Tel Aviv in Israel: Israel has legalized prostitution but pimping and organized prostitution in brothels is banned. In contrast to this, its city of Tel Aviv has got a reputation of being the ‘brothel capital of the world.’ The number of brothels within this city is about 250. There had been estimates from a governmental enquiry committee that about three to five thousand women are smuggled and made prostitutes every year in Israel. There have also been estimates on men visiting brothels every month. The number is a shocking one million! There is no doubt about this country contributing to the sex tourism industry revenues to a great deal.
Thus, you would not find any part of the world that has been spared from the wings of the sex tourism industry. While adult prostitution is not much of an issue with many of these countries globally, a few places promoting child prostitution is definitely of grave concern. Even the hands of law seem to be tied in such cases where the industry has strongly held its feet on the hidden grounds.