Friday, July 13, 2007

Oh Good Grief, Tourism

When I hear the word tourism, I think of beaches, comfortable hotels, and lots of relaxation. But now, darker forms of tourism are gaining popularity in an increasingly news-strung world. It’s called Dark Tourism - and two of its genres are Thanatourism and Grief Tourism, which denotes the urge to travel to the dark places of the world like the Killing Fields, Ground Zero or Auschwitz. And you thought the guilt trips your mom gives you were weird.

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