Grief Tourism

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

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The Colosseum in Rome = grief tourism?

28th November 2010

This article seems to lump it in with grief tourism because… Despite the attitude that this is ancient history, Colosseums are the sites of mass deaths, religious persecution and displays of cruel power by those in authority who gave the thumbs up or thumbs down to indicate the fate of the participants. When I went […]

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Grief tourism in Chicago: even sports tourists can’t escape

1st May 2007

Here’s an interesting blog entry on ghost hunting in Chicago. You often see these kinds of articles on sites dedicated to ghost hunting, but this seems to be a site for fairly mainstream sports tourists like people who want to see a baseball game at Wrigley Field or go to a museum. Then again, we see […]

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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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