Definition of dark tourism in English:

dark tourism

Syllabification: dark tour·ism


  • Tourism directed to places that are identified with death and suffering: next time we shall be investigating dark tourism at Chernobyl, the site of the world’s worst nuclear reactor disaster
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    • 'Dark tourism', as it's been dubbed, is on the increase, as people around the world fight to ensure the sins of the past are not forgotten.
    • We don't want to be just about 'dark tourism', we also want to show off Bethlehem's assets and its 4,000-year history.
    • I am currently writing an article on 'dark tourism' and ecocide.


dark tourist

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  • Most of the 'dark tourists' said that viewing the devastation had helped them understand the scale of the tragedy.
  • In a paper published in the International Journal Of Heritage that year, they noted that the number of dark tourists was growing exponentially.
  • Dark tourists can experience emotions that regular tourists don't feel.

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