Cape Town - A Colombian holiday company has come under fire with one of its city's mayors, for advertising a holiday package to Cartagena's "Sex Island" which offers visitors unlimited sex, cocaine and alcohol.
Although prostitution is not illegal in Colombia, pimping is a crime and according to a Colombian publication, El Grifo Noticias, the mayor of Cartagena, Sergio Londoño Zurek is trying by all means to see that this holiday package gets cancelled.
From direct translation, the President of Colombia says "If this is the case (event cancellation), this becomes a victory for Cartagena, for the good name of our city in the world and, also, a victory for the dignity of our women, the tourism we have wanted to promote in the city. Cartagena is respected, with authority and order will achieve the results that the City of Hope expects from us."
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Causing a buzz on social media, the advert has been labelled "disgusting" and 'utterly dreadful" - even YouTube removed it from its site!
The explicit and controversial video from the Good Girls Company advertises the trip from 24 to 27 November as a "sex island experience", which also includes unlimited food and "incredible surprise sexual events, including partying on our luxury yacht, live sex shows".
The advert starts by sharing the holiday’s benefits such as airport transfers being included.
Then, a young man boards a luxury yacht - on the deck of which dozens of girls are gyrating in bikinis. A screen caption states boldly: "Unlimited sex included".
On its website, the company says clients will be able to "live life as you always imagined", and describes it as "a discreet and beautiful environment for men to fulfill their wildest fantasies".
The Good Girls Company says there are "60 hot women serving 30 clients", adding "All our girls are tested and free of any sexual diseases. There is a strict condom usage policy, and we have an unlimited amount of condoms."
With just 12 tickets left retailing at $5 000 USD (about R68 000) each, the itinerary tells prospective holidaymakers that there will be sex sessions and parties on a luxury yacht for 100 people with DJs.
Social media reacts
Taking to social media, some Colombian residents think the cancellation would be a good idea.
One Twitter user, @Signorito wrote "Que loquera estar en el SexIsland."
Direct translation: "What a shame to be in Sex Island"
Anoteher user, @jotik09 tweeted "En estos días coge caracol el SexIsland en Cartagena, por cosas así es que tenemos esa imagen en los demás países."
Direct translation: "These days, the Sex Island is caught in Cartagena, for things like that we have that image in other countries."
Some just don't understand the cancellation.
@Gaitanak says, "Rechazan el #Sexisland y no rechazan la pobreza en cartagena, porque solo muestran lo lindo. #Envidia"
Direct translation: "They reject the #Sexisland and do not reject poverty in Cartagena because they only show what is nice. #Envy"
Another user, @kleebauer127 says "No veo donde esta la ilegalidad del #SexIsland, lo que si veo y claro es la doble moral de las autoridades y de población cartagenera"
Direct translation: "I do not see where the illegality of #SexIsland is, what I see and clear is the double moral of the authorities and the population of Cartagena."