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Development of „Dark“ Tourism in the Contemporary Society
Development of „Dark“ Tourism in the Contemporary Society

Author(s): Natalija Minić
Subject(s): National Economy, Marketing / Advertising, Tourism
Published by: Географски институт »Јован Цвијић« САНУ
Keywords: „dark“ tourism destination; „dark“ tourism; special interest tourism;

Summary/Abstract: The paper focuses on the development of „dark“ tourism as a type of special interest tourism. The study included analysis of the definition of „dark“ tourism, tourist motivations for this type of tourism, Stone' s typology of dark destination offers, and a portion is devoted to the role of „dark“ tourism in contemporary society. Also there are important „dark“ tourism destinations in the world as an example of this type of tourism development. The work includes a reference to the promotion of dark tourism in Romania, as a destination that has largely failed to impose itself on the world tourism market because this form of tourism promotion. In the first part special attention is paid to the special interest tourism, which is a new development that drives modern society. Modern tourists have a different kind of motivation when they are planning travel and tour operators need to focus on current trends. One of the trends relating to the development of „dark“ tourism and some of the countries at the national level is positioned as a destination which are distinguished by this kind of tourism. There is the space for this type of tourism development, but they require specific solutions that are distinctive to each country.

  • Issue Year: 62/2012
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 81-103
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: English