dark tourism

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dark tourism

n
tourism to sites associated with tragedies, disasters, and death
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And while I'm sure there was some ghoulish grief tourism back in 1997, I do think her death helped alter the national psyche.
G Grief Tourism Visiting places marked by tragedy and disaster or the home towns of dead celebs, in order to pay homage, get a daily dose of the heebie-jeebies or just for ghoulish voyeurism.
Mr West wrote: "The unfortunate inhabitants of Soham were subjected to hoards of grief tourism," as streets were overrun on the 2002 August bank holiday as coach trips arrived to see killer Ian Huntley's home and the college where he worked.
Mr West wrote, 'The unfortunate inhabitants of Soham were subjected to hoards of grief tourism,' as streets were over-run on the 2002 August bank holiday with coach trips arriving to see killer Ian Huntley's home and the college where he worked.