Country report on Colombia - The Global Study on Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism, ECPAT International

Colombia – Country-Specific Report

The commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in travel and tourism is a reality that affects Colombian children living in different locations, beyond the cities and sites that are nationally and internationally renowned as touristic destinations. This study shows how the growth of tourism in three regions of the country, based, more or less explicitly, on political perceptions of development, has fostered conditions that favour CSEC. However, tourism as an industry and as a social and economic activity is neither the only nor the determining factor to explain the presence of this crime.

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