publication . Thesis

The Commodification of Dark Tourism: Conceptualising the Visitor Experience

Grebenar, Alex;
Open Access English
  • Country: Cyprus
The study of ‘dark tourism’ has gained increasing traction over the past two decades or so. Visits to sites of, or associated with death, disaster, atrocity, or suffering are a pervasive feature within the contemporary tourism landscape. This thesis, therefore, critically examines dark tourism within the modern tourism industry in which ‘dark’ experiences are packaged-up and sold to consumers – a process known as ‘commodification’. As a result, the study appraises the effects commodification has on the visitor experience at sites of dark tourism.\ud Drawing upon a multidisciplinary approach, this thesis examines key relationships between dark tourism supplier an...
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