Impacts of romance and sex tourism on the larger tourism sector in Tunisia

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  1. Heidi

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    Impacts of romance and sex tourism on

    the larger tourism sector in Tunisia


    Perceptions and interpretations of tourism stakeholders

    Student: Noura Harrath

    Stud. Nr 900904 307 030
    Wageningen University

    Department of Environmental Sciences

    Cultural Geography Chair Group

    GEO-80436 MSc Thesis Cultural Geography

    Supervisor: Lauren Wagner
    Submitted in August 2014

    Examiners: Lauren Wagner and Karin Peters



    SUMMARY

    "In Tunisia, there is not much space for cross-cultural understanding. Combined with the gap
    of values that are between the local people and the tourists coming from very different so-
    cial backgrounds, the contact between hosts and guests is sometimes conflictive, and in
    many cases not even existing. Within the scope of host-guest relations, this study zooms in
    the sexual and romantic encounters that take place between locals and tourists and sheds
    light on the impacts of these encounters on the Tunisian tourism industry at large. Findings
    have shown different impacts of sex and romance tourism on Tunisia's reputation and the
    tourist experience. However, looking further than sex and romance tourism, there are other
    impacts on the general tourism industry that cannot be ignored. This study has found the
    connections between different kind of impacts, whereas conflictive host-guest relations are
    taking a large space. At the same time, sex and romance tourism has been argued by tour-
    ism stakeholders to take a place within the bigger scope of host-guest relations as these
    stakeholders do not perceive sex and romance tourism as an isolated field of practices but
    rather as part of a range of host-guest tensions and relations that are not desired to be pre-
    sent and provide alternatives."

    Be warned, there is a lot to read :coffee:
     
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    Laura2014 Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. I’ll read the whole doc later. I was curious about the hosts, guests and sheds! Then realised it was the way the paragrah was split. I couldn’t remember any sheds fhere. :)
     
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    Up to page 9 of 57....will read the rest after sleep.
    What an interesting read!
     
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    Page 36:
    This broad definition of sex and romance tourism goes contrary to idea sketched in many media sources, where with regards to Tunisia,
    mostly relations are being described under which tourists have suffered financially or emotionally and other types of relations are not given attention (France2, 2010; Vakantie- info.org.,2013; Stevens, N., & Tardio, N., 2011, Beznessalert.com, Bezness-land.com,
    Tunisianloverats.com

    She might have payed attention to the fact, that our forum "Tunisian Love Rats" is about tunisian love rats ;)
     
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    Yeah!!!! Or as @Mango Chutney would say Woop Woop!!!!
     
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    Up to page seventeen! Still enjoying the read.
    I love the reference to European women being 'Liberated'....I suspect this is a polite way of saying loose/cheap :rolleyes:
    Glad to see acceptance of the fact the reputation of this country, as being full of scammers and male prostitutes, will have a negative effect on tourism!
     
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    Emin the hotel manager! Omg, what a judgemental tosser :Evil:
    Tourists that choose a beach holiday are solely there for sun and sex? WTF? Most of us go to get a freakin tan, relax and have a swim...he thinks all tourists choosing the beach are whores looking for sex! Bastard!
    Going for a smoke before reading more....angry Mango is rearing her ugly head!
    Tis the excuses and attitudes of idiots like him that will ensure Bezness is never beaten.....and Tunisia WILL have the same reputation as the dangerous Gambia the author is comparing it to, it will become a country to be avoided because of its male prostitute culture :Evil:
     
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    Isn't it called "judge by yourself" ? He just voices his own primitive addictions.

    What an interesting reading.
     
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    I'm loving the read, but his attitude sucks!
    To be honest, his words pretty much describe how they almost all feel about us foreigners, you only have to read comments by many Tunisian members here on TLR to know we are judged as cheap, desperate women looking for sex with young boys....it makes me angry!
    If I ever became a sex tourist (never gonna happen), Tunisia is the last country I'd choose....they all sound like selfish, underperforming prostitutes....I'd ensure I went somewhere with value for money!
    You have to laugh at the fact that they genuinely believe we can't get plenty of sex in our own countries :D

    I do wish these thick idiots would learn to differentiate between a sex tourist and an honest holiday maker.
    I wasn't looking for a man, I was respectful of their culture, just like most of us are....yet we are all construed as whores :Evil:

    The biggest irony of the way they speak of us, is that they try (badly) to dress like us, they wear contact lenses to have eyes like ours, many women lighten their skin and bleach their hair blonde to look like us, many men and women are sexually active outside of marriage like us, they want their country to be as prosperous as ours....yet they judge us people that they mimic as less than them....the hypocrisy takes my breath away!
     
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    Yes. My rat said: "tourist bitches".. But in fact it's him is bitch.
    But... what a pity, they still look like a cheap whores.
     
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    When choosing a profession within travel life, one must accept other cultures and live sets. They know very well that we Europeans like to have a drink. Relax . Should you accept each other then you have to meet halfway
     
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    Wow hello everyone, I had no clue that my master thesis ended up here. Its great to know that some of you liked to read my study. As being partly dutch and party tunisian it was an interesting quest for findingd out the discourse from both tourists as well as locals working in tourism. Feel welcome to contact me on this email adress concerning this topic or related topics [email protected]. Currently im working a tour guide internationally, it is always interesting to see cross cultural relation happening
     
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    I agree Amira, however what i have understood is there is a huge gap in professionality in tourism..an entertainer or manager perceive different long and short term interests and expectations by tourists. Its good to know that the topic of romance and sex relations is always full of tension where trust is needed to be built. Also noteworthy is that among tunisians, among locals sometimes the same tendencies or tensions or geven frustraties happen... Think of french- tunisian or locals that have different ideas on intimacy
     
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    Obviously this website has been part of giving shape to this research. Mostly it was by firsthand observations that i have gained interest in the topic. Just like you :)
     
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    Aw, you are a memeber here since 2013 :)

     
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    You are so right! The rats have no shame, they don't care who they scam :coffee:
     
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    Yup. There is a Tunisian lady on here somewhere that was scammed by a rat....just can't remember her name :confused: Perhaps Dark night or town or something :confused:
     
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    It's hard to know what to do because other people are good at judging. I mean that everyone has a choice and if you are in a relationship that goes beyond the kids because their father does not show enough responsibility, I support divorce 100% also if there is violence exploitation in a relationship, it is better to use reason than the heart. Do not get into a relationship that breaks you down. It seems to me that Tunisia takes precedence by judging women who choose to go them own ways
     
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    I would say the sex trade in Tunisia specific as it is , has become as institutionalised in people’s minds as any ordinary economic activity . As we have all noticed even the family members gladly join in.
     
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    Or one could conclude that Tunisia at the whole got more criminal helga.gif
     
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    Of course. For us it means criminal activity on the rise however for them...the ends justify the means ...:( they continue what their grandfathers started but on a larger scale with less charm and higher targets
     
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