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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Tsunami disaster tourism: Phuket, Thailand

5th June 2006

On the morning of December 26, 2004, Phuket, the largest island of Thailand, felt the first shock of the 9.0 earthquake that brought the “Andaman Wave” to the shores of the Andaman Sea on the Indian Ocean coastline. Hotels along the waterfront were filled with tourists on vacation for the Christmas holidays, unaware of what […]

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