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Dark Tourism


Dark Tourism definition: get a summary, overview, and a better understanding of this travel term in the Dauntless Jaunter Travel Glossary.

Updated: 2017-12-13.

Dark tourism involves travel to places that have a grim history, such as past battlefields or prison camps. Dark tourism is often controversial, as many people make money and make light of bad moments in history, though others go to learn and discover.

An instance of dark tourism would be the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Cambodia or the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, on the site where over 1.1 million Jews lost their lives during Nazi Germany.

Dark tourism is also known as black tourism or grief tourism.

See also: doom tourism definition, alternative travel definition, and adventure travel definition.

Black Tourism,Grief Tourism
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