THE „DARK TOURISM“ – AN ALTERNATIVE FORM OF TOURISM OR AN UNREVEALED SOCIAL PHENOMEN

Aleksandar Davchev

Abstract


The “Dark tourism” is a new, alternative form of tourism, that increases it’s popularity. It is related with visiting places that are connected to death, disasters or accidents, grief, poverty, and so on. As a main motive of this new need of people to practice such a trip, is mentioned the struggle to fight the fears typical of each of us, touching something forbidden, sinister, mystical or simply as an alternative creating a new kind of emotion. It is an direction in the tourism, which is as denied, as economically feasible as a new product for which there is a certain demand and not there canalized supply.

Keywords


dark tourism, black tourism, thanatourism, new product

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