However, despite a great deal of interest in sexual tourism amongst theorists, methodologically thorough and detailed studies remain rare,  despite the increasing accessibility of such groups for study in the past three decades. Economically underdeveloped tourist-receiving countries are considered culturally different so that in the Western tourist's understanding prostitution and traditional male domination of women have less stigma than similar practices might have in their home countries. The study included interviews with over Caribbean sex tourists. The Resilience of Patriarchy in a Changing World by Samarasinghe, cultural attitudes towards sex tourism in Asian countries are complex. Thailand , Cambodia , Brazil, Colombia and Mexico have been identified as countries where child sexual exploitation is prevalent. Decriminalization - No criminal penalties for prostitution Legalization -prostitution legal and regulated Abolitionism - prostitution is legal, but organized activities such as brothels and pimping are illegal; prostitution is not regulated Neo-abolitionism illegal to buy sex and for 3rd party involvement, legal to sell sex Prohibitionism - prostitution illegal Legality varies with local laws Prostitution in North America Prostitution in Central America and the Caribbean Prostitution in South America. These economic reinforcements are part of the reason sex tourism continues to exist. Child sex tourism Some people travel to engage in sex with child prostitutes in a practice called child sex tourism. Lawmakers as well as law enforcement often do not place priority on policing prostitution and sex trafficking. By decriminalizing prostitution, a government can protect sex workers under labor laws accessible by workers in other fields. This stimulates the economy of these poorer nations. Sex tourism is a multibillion-dollar industry that globally supports a workforce estimated in the millions,  that also benefits service industries such as the airline, taxi, restaurant and hotel industries. Conversely, in receiving countries such as Cambodia, commercial sex work is generally accepted as a common behavior for men, and sex with minors is often accepted as well. Asian countries, especially Thailand, the Philippines, Cambodia, and Nepal are common destinations for sex tourists, as well as countries in Central and South America. It is often the case that these people have travelled from a wealthier country or a richer town or region within a country to a less-developed destination, where poorer economic conditions, favourable exchange rates for the traveller and relative anonymity are key factors conditioning their behaviour and sex tourism.