Sex trade to boom as Cup fans arrive

Herald on Sunday Nov 28, 2010
Brothel owners are predicting booming business during the World Cup as thousands of fans look to score off the field. And that demand is likely to fuel an influx of overseas prostitutes who will try to work here illegally. An estimated 85,000 rugby fans are expected to come to New Zealand for the event next year. Immigration authorities say they will be on alert for prostitutes during the lead-up to the tournament. A brothel owner told the Herald on Sunday he expected dozens, and potentially hundreds, of overseas prostitutes to flood New Zealand. Illegal sex workers were a major problem already, he said. They were exploited and lived in appalling conditions.