Adult-only, sex-positive resorts are growing in popularity internationally. Photo: Shutterstock
Mercedes Hutton
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Sex tourism is changing as travellers seek pleasure in adult-only resorts. Can Asia keep up?

  • In the region, sex tourism is often equated with prostitution and synonymous with destinations across Thailand and the Philippines
  • Young adventurers want to make sex-related travel safe and consensual, and a growing number of resorts are springing up to offer that

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Adult-only, sex-positive resorts are growing in popularity internationally. Photo: Shutterstock
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The Indonesian government has decided that Komodo National Park’s reptilian residents face no threat of decline, so the destination will not be closing. Photo: Shutterstock
Mercedes Hutton
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Komodo National Park is staying open, but at US$1,000 to visit its dragons, will anyone go?

  • After months of uncertainty, the Indonesian government has announced that the popular destination will not be closing to tourists
  • Instead, the number of visitors will be limited and a two-tier ‘membership’ scheme will be implemented

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The Indonesian government has decided that Komodo National Park’s reptilian residents face no threat of decline, so the destination will not be closing. Photo: Shutterstock
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