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‘Dark tourism’ becomes popular, 30% American tourists to visit Ukraine after war ends


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A new trend in tourism is gaining stronghold across the globe. Rather than going to a hill station or another place for fun during the holidays with their children, people are preferring ‘dark tourism’, which comprises people visiting sites which have been deserted after a crisis or tragedy and graveyards. 80% of the people of the USA want to experience dark tourism at least once in their lifetimes, and 30% of them are waiting for the Russia-Ukraine war to come to an end so that they can visit Ukraine.

They want to do so in order to understand as to what happens to a country after a war and how people cope with the same, and to learn from their experiences. These revelations have been made by a survey which was conducted in the month of September on more than 900 people by passport-photo.online. Professor Dorina-Maria Buda, Toursim Study, Nottingham Trent University, has said that in the last few years, tour operators have made the plans to go to tragedy-hit places, through which people also want to witness the destruction caused by the hurricanes which had occurred recently in New York and California, and people are preferring to travel to ground zero.

People are also visiting Boston to have a look at the persecution centres for those who were accused of witch-craft in the 17th century, along with torture sites in Poland and Germany. Through dark tourism, people are keen to understand the history of people who were victims of genocide.

Sonakshi Datta
Sonakshi Datta
Journalist who wants to cover the truth which others look the other way from.

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