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Brisbane sex workers tell of their G20 boom.

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One spokesperson told Mamamia the brothel had had “five or six” groups of G20 attendees visit last night alone.

By GRACE JENNINGS-EDQUIST

About 7,600 delegates, diplomats and international media have descended on Brisbane for the G20 Leaders’ Summit this weekend – and you may be surprised to hear what some attendees are getting up to once all those discussions about the economy are finished.

Brothels located near the summit have reported booming business over the last few days, and are hoping business will only increase over the weekend.

Spokesperson from The Blue Lounge in Brisbane, Linda, told Mamamia the brothel had had “five or six” groups of G20 attendees visit last night and was “hoping for more” tonight.

Linda said the brothel had rostered extra staff “just in case”, bringing the number of sex workers at the Lounge to eight – the maximum allowed under Queensland law.

South Korean officials leave a plane that carried South Korean President Park Geun-hye into Brisbane Airport to attend the G20 Leader's Summit on November 14, 2014. The G20 Leader's Summit being hosted by Australia in Brisbane will be held from November 15-16. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
G20 members including Canada, China, France, Germany, Russia, the UK and the US, guest countries attending such as Mauritania, Myanmar, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, and Senegal. Here, south Korean officials arrive at Brisbane Airport to attend the summit. (Photo: GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
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“(L)ast night we had a few groups of men come in from the G20, diplomats or whatever,” spokesperson Linda from the brothel said. “They were in suits, and they were happy to disclose that.”

“One group, they  were African and they spoke French… The African group had a translator with them,” she said. ” The others have been Australian.”

Linda said it was “absolutely” the case that the brothel’s business boomed whenever a big event came to town — “especially the football”.

“Usually if there’s a a music festival on it’s really dead quiet, but then at 4am they come in really drunk,” she said.

A spokesperson for The Viper Room told news.com.au the boom in business has been “just ridiculous because of the influx of people” over the past few days.

“There’re more people, there’re things going on,” the spokesperson said. “People are away from their normal lives and are more likely to indulge in things they wouldn’t normally do.

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“People are away from their normal lives and are more likely to indulge in things they wouldn’t normally do.”

“Visiting a gentleman’s club is usually on that list.”

The G20, also known as the Group of 20, is made up of 19 of the world’s major and emerging economies, as well as the European Union.

Along with G20 members including Canada, China, France, Germany, Russia, the UK and the US, guest countries attending such as Mauritania, Myanmar, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, and Senegal.

About 5,300 delegates will hold meetings inside the summit headquarters, with 2,300 media representatives in Brisbane to cover the event, the ABC reports.

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