Dark Tourism: Exploring the Phenomenon of Visiting Tragedy Sites

Authors

  • Jin Yangxin Hongkong Shue Yan University Author

Keywords:

Tragedy Sites, travel experiences, historical understanding

Abstract

Dark tourism, a multifaceted and intriguing phenomenon, involves the exploration of sites associated with tragedy, death, and suffering. This research seeks to delve into the motivations, experiences, and ethical considerations surrounding individuals who engage in dark tourism. By examining the psychological, cultural, and historical aspects that drive this phenomenon, we aim to gain a deeper understanding of why people are drawn to visit places with dark and tragic histories. The study employs a mixed-methods approach, combining qualitative interviews with dark tourists and quantitative surveys to capture a comprehensive picture of their motivations and perceptions. Preliminary findings suggest a range of factors influencing dark tourism engagement, including a desire for historical understanding, a fascination with morbidity, and a quest for authenticity in travel experiences.

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Published

2021-09-14

How to Cite

Dark Tourism: Exploring the Phenomenon of Visiting Tragedy Sites. (2021). International Journal of Business Management and Visuals, ISSN: 3006-2705, 4(2), 28-33. https://ijbmv.com/index.php/home/article/view/31

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