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Title: Residents’ attitudes toward prostitution in Macau
Authors: Yan, L
Xu, JB 
Zhou, JY
Issue Date: 2017
Source: Journal of sustainable tourism, 2017, p. 1-16
Abstract: An increase in tourism in popular destinations often leads to a growing need for various services, including sex-related services, which can exacerbate or accelerate social problems in the host community. Although often addressed in tourism studies within broad-ranging social impact research, prostitution in tourism destinations deserves independent investigation due to its complex nature. This study was conducted to investigate the opinions of Macau residents on prostitution and related social issues. We collected data using a questionnaire, which revealed the following results. Respondents tended to regard prostitution as a permanent part of the Macau community and believed that the likelihood of the government being able to eliminate prostitution through legislation was extremely low. Their perceptions of prostitution could be placed within the dichotomy of deviance and normativeness. Regarding prostitution as a normative existence was positively related to the acceptance of sex tourism. A tolerance of negative tourism impacts was associated with residents’ perceived quality of life. We ultimately draw conclusions from these findings and consider their implications for government agencies.
Keywords: Negative tourism impacts
Prostitution
Quality of life
Sex tourism
Social tolerance
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Journal: Journal of sustainable tourism 
ISSN: 0966-9582
EISSN: 1747-7646
DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2017.1338293
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