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‘Dark Tourism’ Defined

‘Dark Tourism’ Defined

I participated in a twitter chat recently that introduced me to the idea of "dark tourism." I had never heard this term before, so I was stumped by the first question: What does dark tourism mean to you?

Dark tourism, according to the Institute of Dark Tourism Research, is “travel to sites of death, disaster, or the seemingly macabre,” such as to battlefields, prisons, or cemeteries. It may also be known as morbid tourism, disaster tourism, grief tourism, black spot tourism, or even phoenix tourism, I’m assuming as a metaphor for rising...