publication . Other literature type . Article . 2015

Dark tourism, thematic routes and possibilities for innovation in the Slovak Republic

Horodnikova, J.; Jan Derco;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015 Journal: Tourism: An International Interdisciplinary Journal, volume 63, issue 2 (issn: 1332-7461, eissn: 1849-1545, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Institute for Tourism
Abstract
This research note describes an interconnection between touristic potential of localities impacted by the First and the Second World War, by focusing on a case study of cemeteries in the North-East of Slovakia. The case study proposes to create a Slovak part of the ‘dark tourism thematic trail’ through cemeteries from the First World War that could join the existing Polish part of the trail and thus gaining an international importance. The case study gives some directions for suitable touristic marking and marketing support by the official tourism bodies in respective localities, which can assist the necessary cross-border cooperation as well as the process of t...
Subjects
free text keywords: World War I cemeteries; battlefield sites; dark tourism; thanatourism; Slovakia
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