Definition: Dark Tourism

noun

dark·tou·ri·sm

Dark tourism (also know as 'black' or 'grief' tourism) is the name given to visiting any kind of place that owes its notoriety to death, disaster or atrocity. It could be the site of a natural disaster, or somewhere genocide, assassination, incarceration, ethnic cleansing or war occurred.

Many researchers use the term dark tourism and thanatourism interchangeably, while more tend to use dark tourism as an umbrella term for any form of tourism that is somehow related to death, suffering, atrocity, tragedy or crime. (Light, 2017)

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Types of Dark Tourism

War Game

War/Battlefield Tourism

Hurricane Damage

Disaster Tourism

Police Car

Prison Tourism

Graveyard Crow

Cemetery Tourism

Shadow

Ghost Tourism

On Fire

Holocaust Tourism