Grief Tourism

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

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Hurricane Katrina: fear and grief tourism

26th June 2006

The states along the Gulf Coast of the U.S. have a reason to fear the onset of hurricane season and the inevitable disasters that occur. Storm warnings had been issued from Florida to Louisiana and yet, many thought this would be just another hurricane. On August 29, 2005 Katrina came ashore, bringing a storm surge […]

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U.S.S. Arizona Memorial – Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

30th May 2006

The U.S.S. Arizona Memorial is dedicated to the 1,177 lives that were lost in the early morning hours on December 7, 194l, when the Japanese launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.  The replica of the Arizona reflects the initial, unforgettable defeat, the sad decline of the war, and the rising strength and final victory […]

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John Lennon tourism in New York City: Dakota Building and Strawberry Fields

28th May 2006

When I went to Strawberry Fields in Central Park, I saw people in grief, flowers, and candles. There’s no doubt that traveling to New York City to visit the Dakota Building (John Lennon was murdered right outside) and Strawberry Fields (a memorial just a few steps away from the Dakota Building) is an example of grief […]

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