Ping pong in Phuket: tourism, porn and the future.

Ian Yeoman, Michelle Mars, Una McMahon-Beattie

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Abstract

Sex tourism is well documented in the literature, but what about porn tourism? From the Ping Pong in Phuket, to the Banana Show in Amsterdam, to the proliferation of new technologically enabled offerings, porn tourisms market share is increasing. This paper seeks to open up a conversation about porn in tourism as a subject distinct from sex tourism identifying three contributions to our understanding. First, we review the distinctions between hard core and soft core porn. Second, we consider the increasingly complex understandings of the intersections of technology and humanity in science fiction porn. Third, we consider authenticity in the context of the porn tourism experience driven by an increasing array of intra-tourist/technology activity.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
EditorsM Scerri, L.K. Hui
Pages1218-1226
Number of pages1287
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016
Event26th Annual Conference Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 1 Feb 2016 → …

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Conference26th Annual Conference Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE
Period1/02/16 → …

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Market share
Tourists
Authenticity
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Keywords

  • porn
  • tourism
  • future
  • technology
  • intra-activity
  • gaze theory

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Yeoman, I., Mars, M., & McMahon-Beattie, U. (2016). Ping pong in Phuket: tourism, porn and the future. In M. Scerri, & L. K. Hui (Eds.), Unknown Host Publication (pp. 1218-1226)
Yeoman, Ian ; Mars, Michelle ; McMahon-Beattie, Una. / Ping pong in Phuket: tourism, porn and the future. Unknown Host Publication. editor / M Scerri ; L.K. Hui. 2016. pp. 1218-1226
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Ping pong in Phuket: tourism, porn and the future. / Yeoman, Ian; Mars, Michelle; McMahon-Beattie, Una.

Unknown Host Publication. ed. / M Scerri; L.K. Hui. 2016. p. 1218-1226.

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