With the season about to officially kick off, Pittsburgh’s new tourism season kicks off with the city’s first ever tour guide.
The tour guide, Jessi Davenport, tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that “sex tourism” is a booming industry that she says is “just taking off in the Pittsburgh area.”
“This is the first time we have ever had a sex tourism guide,” Davenports says.
“It’s the first tour guide who has gone into a city and said, ‘Look at what is happening in the city of Pittsburgh, what’s happening on the streets of Pittsburgh,'” she says.
According to the Pittsburgh Tourism Development Corporation, “sex tourists” are tourists from all over the country who travel to the city to visit their spouses or partners.
The majority of these visitors are male, Davenpas said.
They are usually looking for casual, intimate experiences in hotels and restaurants.
Davenports explains that “people are taking advantage of the city by going out to dinner or a night out with friends,” as well as by visiting the parks and the museums.
“There are all kinds of things that people are going to be doing that are going on and having a sexual experience,” she said.
She also said that sex tourists are using different methods to get to their destinations, like walking and walking alone.
“They are not going to take the bus,” Darnses says.
They don’t take taxis, she says, but instead they are driving in the same cars and sharing rides.
Darnses also said she has not heard of any cases of rape or sexual assault.
She says the tourism industry is in need of a national platform to help guide travelers on the right path, like how to navigate the city while being mindful of the dangers.
“We need to have a way for people to be aware of the laws and regulations that are out there,” she says of sex tourism.
“That’s what the sex tourism guides are for.
They’re not for just tourists, they’re for people who want to do something to be safe.”
Tourism in Pittsburgh has seen some major changes in recent years.
The city is home to some of the largest museums in the country, like the Museum of Science, Art, and Industry.
It also has the highest population density in the state.
In 2016, the city became the first in the nation to ban the practice of “carnival sex” for minors.
Davenses said Pittsburgh is one of only four cities that has done so.
She said the city is working to create a new code of conduct for the industry.
“The reason it is a problem is because it’s not a culture in Pittsburgh, and it’s a culture outside of Pittsburgh,” Divers said.
“If people aren’t doing that, then it’s really a problem in the community.
We are a melting pot.”