Godlewski, Grzegorz; Wereszczuk, Maria
March 2010
Polish Journal of Sport & Tourism;Mar2010, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p7
Academic Journal
Tourism is a phenomenon of interdisciplinary nature and combines almost all the motives that accompany the travellers. One of them may include entering into sexual contacts of a commercial nature, in relation to the communities visited - namely sex tourism. Undoubtedly, this form of travel is one of the most controversial in today's market. Therefore, the aim of this study is to attempt to characterise the sex tourism market in the context of the function and dysfunction, which accompanies the consumption of its specific products. The article focuses primarily on the socio-economic effects arising from the existence of this segment of travel. The authors, analysing the available literature in this context, prepared an account of both positive and negative aspects associated with that form of tourist migrations.


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