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

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  1. Laura2014

    Laura2014 Well-Known Member

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    Interesting read and shows the different perspective. Some appear to be commenting that it’s a shameful thing and acknowledge it happens but wish that tourism would benefit the economy more directly by improving schools, hospitals etc. Other comments seem to reflect tourists as fair game or deny its a problem. Bezness has always been around there, but prior to the internet explosion was largely I imagine down to the ‘lucky few’ who bagged a tourist. Spent years getting them to return and if they were lucky got the coveted prize. The internet changed all that. They could bag women by befriending and eventually persuading them to visit. The hard sell executed on line without ever having to meet. Many visited for the first time and married the stranger they met. That led to an epidemic, like pyramid selling. They didn’t need to swoon and work hard to bag a visiting tourist. They could be swooning and grooming multiple women on line at the same time. Then go with the first one to take the bait and visit (but keep the others as back up). Like pyramid selling it worked and so was easy to recruit others. A simple and effective main or part time job to supplement income.
     
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  3. Amira

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    Tunisia says that they are addicted to tourists and that they want to take care of the tourists but where is the safety when you have to take care of them all the time. The hotels will not warn the women against the tourist boys because if they do, they lose money. It all is based on greed and cynicism. Say they like our cultures but if we had understood their language then many women had a surprise I think. Believe that it is best that the tourists distance themselves from the natives because of exploitation, and this applies not only to Tunisia
     
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    Some of the tourist boys know when the tourists come from, for example, Russia and what days they land. Is surprised that some of them speak fluent Russian, Italian, German
     
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    Bezness will increase when these boys see that women fall for their excuses and the more tourists coming will increase their farewellness. The old is finished and the new one comes. It's an old circle that's hard to turn around
     
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    I am afraid you are right. The warning should enter a larger scale .Perhaps some valued film director will make a movie that will be informative and educating for a first time tourist. However for some it could be an advertisement on the other hand.
     
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  8. Mango Chutney

    Mango Chutney Well-Known Member

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    Ain't it just :thumbsup: Inflation rose to 7.7 last month :eek:
    Keep your purses padlocked, folks.....things are becoming tougher, the begging and outrageous lies will get worse....there could be quite a few can't afford a sheep for Eid Al Fitr mid June :rolleyes:

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    No sheep for aïd el fitr, that's for aïd eladha about one month later...
     
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    High unemployment and now they open for touristism again. They are desperate for money and if you do not know about culture then it's extremely dangerous to travel there on vacation. The guys is more Dangerous and outlooked than before.
     
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  11. Heidi

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    Btw. @Myriam, do you know the price of a sheep for aïd el fitr this year?
     
  12. Mango Chutney

    Mango Chutney Well-Known Member

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    I always get the Eids muddled up :D Yes, the sheep is the Ibrahim one....but I know what I mean :D:love:
    Poor sheep :Cry:
     
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    Strange prices...Per which weights these prices are? Or these are not prices?
     
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    Going for the limit Well-Known Member

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    Usually a sheep can cost anything from 350 ( small one) up to usually about 700 td
     
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