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Sex Tourism in Africa (New Directions in Tourism Analysis) by Wanjohi Kibicho

By Wanjohi Kibicho

Illustrated through in-depth empirical learn from Kenya - some of the most renowned kingdom locations in Africa for intercourse tourism - this publication gathers much-needed facts and information, after which significantly examines the good points of tourism and the intercourse alternate, contextualizing this when it comes to tourism improvement. It addresses the stipulations which generate this 'social challenge' and, whereas now not taking a in all likelihood complex moralistic stance it questions no matter if this exchange is exploitative in nature, relatively in circumstances of kid intercourse tourism. It then severely evaluates the present guidelines in position to manage the intercourse tourism and gives feedback for destiny path.

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They serve all those who are interested and willing to pay for their sexual services. This group thus serves an exclusively domestic clientele. 1) (Leheny 1995; Kibicho 2004b). 1 Sex trade spectrum Tourism Sex Trade In the tourism sex trade category, CSWs serve both international and domestic tourists. In some cases, CSWs are attached to a nightclub, a discothèque or a bar. The client has to pay a certain amount of money to the hosting club for the sex worker to be released (Chapter 4). In other instances, CSWs are independent.

Its covert nature often leads to insidious and uncontrollable growth, which is particularly pervasive in developing countries (Cohen 1982, 1988a, 1988b). In some South Asian countries, for instance, it generates 9–14 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) (Seabrook 1996). According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), about US$300 million is transferred annually to rural families by CSWs in Thailand. This sum exceeds the budgets of all government-funded development programmes in the country.

There is a general assumption about the nature of these transactions and the human beings that engage in them that needs to be made explicit. This is that Conceptual Background 35 human actors behave in a realistic manner. No matter how nice they may be, in the final analysis they seek their own self-interest (Fanon 1966; Jacobs 1984; Dahles and Bras 1999). According to Mensah (2005), they do so within the constraint of bounded rationality. They are not omniscient, nor can they calculate the long-term effects of all their actions (Jacobs 1984; Wels 2000; Mensah 2005).

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