The black-sand beach of Dulan, a small town in southeast Taiwan, in September. Photo: Mercedes Hutton
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Mainland Chinese tourists are staying away from Taiwan, but the self-ruled island doesn’t seem to mind

  • Beijing’s ban on solo travellers to Taiwan likely to see visitor numbers fall by 700,000
  • Impact expected to be limited as the self-ruled island has started to focus on alternative markets, such as Thailand, Vietnam and India

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The black-sand beach of Dulan, a small town in southeast Taiwan, in September. Photo: Mercedes Hutton
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Adult-only, sex-positive resorts are growing in popularity internationally. Photo: Shutterstock
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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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