One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Tourism directed to places that are identified with death and suffering.‘next time we shall be investigating dark tourism at Chernobyl, the site of the world's worst nuclear reactor disaster’
- ‘The JFK tour is the latest example of 'dark tourism', a new and growing phenomenon that is beginning to attract academic concern.’
- ‘He suggests people might engage in dark tourism to redress this balance - to explore the meaning of their own mortality and to indulge their curiosity about death in a socially acceptable public context.’
- ‘What are the motivations of these consumers of 'dark tourism'?’
- ‘If you have ever been to the world war battlefields in northern France, a Holocaust museum or even a military cemetery, then you've participated - perhaps unknowingly - in dark tourism.’
- ‘He presented his research into dark tourism at the symposium and said he found the event very useful.’
- ‘'Dark tourism', as it's been dubbed, is on the increase, as people around the world fight to ensure the sins of the past are not forgotten.’
- ‘We don't want to be just about 'dark tourism', we also want to show off Bethlehem's assets and its 4,000-year history.’
- ‘If you've ever had the desire to visit a battlefield or some other location where death and tragedy occurred that's a type of traveling called "dark tourism."’
- ‘I am currently writing an article on 'dark tourism' and ecocide.’
- ‘I have just been reading research suggesting that there is a kind of "dark tourism" associated with attendance at such services.’
- ‘Traveling to the scene of a tragedy is also called dark tourism and the people who do it are said to be jumping on the grief bandwagon.’
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