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Spotlight: The darker side of travel

  • Spotlight: The darker side of travel

  • Tuesday 25 June 2024

  • 6.30pm - 7.30pm

  • Saltburn Community and Arts Theatre

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  • This event is a public event
  • Booking required

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  • Francesca Whisker
  • events@tees.ac.uk

When it comes to holiday jaunts, the site of a nuclear disaster zone, the home of a serial killer or the execution chamber of a former state prison won’t feature highly on everyone’s must-see list.

But while it might not be everyone’s idea of fun, demand for macabre attractions and disturbing experiences that recreate horrific moments in history is growing – dark tourism is on the rise.

Delivered by head of department and member of the Institute for Dark Tourism Research, Beverley Boden, this session:

> defines dark tourism and the appeal of dark tourist sites

> discusses how Auschwitz-Birkenau has developed as the darkest tourist destination on earth

> assesses how Chernobyl is paving the way for nuclear tourism


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