40% of male tourists visit the Philippines for sex.
Some spontaneous questions in mind were:
- Are Philippines girls that attractive?
- Are Philippines girls that cheap?
- Are Philippines girls that attractively cheap?
- Is it limited only to the girls?
- Is it a worthy strategy for tourism?
But then I browse the Internet to look for some evidence, or at least to know whose statistics it is. It turned out to be the US ambassador for the Philippines’ statement which does not have sufficient back up to support. He then had expressed his remorse and apology for making such strong statement.
Nonetheless, I am pretty sure that male tourists come to Indonesia mostly for its pretty beaches (beach walking, snorkeling, sun-bathing), its rich seas (diving, surfing), its delicious food (hot spicy sauces and fresh seafood), its tremendous volcanoes (we are in the ring of fire, aren’t we?), and its exotic culture (the dancing, rituals, crafts). It is definitely not for sex (or at least not at 40% rate, hehehe…)