Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
It’s called ‘dark’ or ‘thanatourism’ and it’s one of the impressive growth areas of the international holiday trade.
Sites of death and horror are being packaged-up and commercialised in order to meet the tourist demand - from Auchwitz to the S21-Prison used by the Khmer Rouge.
Future Tense report on why an increasing number of people are actively seeking out a thanatourism experience.
One of our guests is the ABC Online’s new Religion and Ethics Editor, Scott Stephens. Here’s a taste of what he has to say…