Dark tourism explained: why we’re fascinated with death and evil. Plaster casts of victims from the Garden of the Fugitives in Pompeii, Italy. Photo: Alamy

From Chernobyl to Pompeii: dark tourism and our fascination with death, evil and tragedy explained

  • Millions of tourists every year visit areas around the world linked to death, disaster and atrocity
  • A professor of tourism explains our need to explore the darkest moments in history
Topic |   Fukushima nuclear disaster

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Dark tourism explained: why we’re fascinated with death and evil. Plaster casts of victims from the Garden of the Fugitives in Pompeii, Italy. Photo: Alamy
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An Indian family pose at Universal Studios Singapore. Photo: Shutterstock
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Indian tourists prefer Singapore: Malaysia is trying to work out why and how to attract more

  • India is one of the world’s fastest-growing outbound tourism markets and destinations are competing to attract travellers from the subcontinent
  • Singapore currently tops the list for Indian visitors but its northern neighbour is doing all it can to knock it from the top spot

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