• Transnational Child Sexual Exploitation is...

  • Acts perpetrated by those who are traveling or using their status as tourists in order to sexually exploit children.

IT IS CONSIDERED TO BE A SUB-TYPE OF CHILD PROSTITUTION
WITH CLEAR LINKS TO THE TOURISM INDUSTRY.

- Bali, Lombok and Batam-
are among the top destinations for child sex tourism in Indonesia.

Many child sex tourists are domestic travellers within their own country of residence. However, they can also be international tourists. Some international tourists visit countries with an explicit desire to engage in child sex exploitation, while others decide on the spur of the moment.

The one thing that these different types of offenders have in common is that they all utilize the tourism industry and infrastructure in order to contact children at that destination.

This is one reason why it is so important for tourism companies to be proactive about combating child sex exploitation. Contrary to popular belief, poverty is not the main cause of child prostitution.