Grief Tourism

Travel to areas affected by natural disasters, places where people were murdered, etc.

Archive for March, 2007

Trying to explain the rise of dark tourism

25th March 2007

This article looks at dark tourism and explores (in a very shallow way) the popularity of dark tourism. Tourist sites mentioned include Ground Zero in New York (here there’s an interesting comment from a tourist who refused to leave the tour bus because he “felt it was a bit sick”), Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland, the Necropolis in Glasgow, […]

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Kayak.com featuring assassination-related tourist spots

16th March 2007

A recent Kayak.com blog entry featured places that pay homage to figures whose lives were cut short by an assassin’s hand. Sounds like grief tourism to me and some of the destinations are featured on grief-tourism.com. You’ve got Rome, where Caesar was assassinated. You’ve got Dallas where there’s a famous grassy knoll on the north side of […]

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