Historical Places Of Ghost And Dark Tourism

1822 Words Dec 5th, 2016 8 Pages
When people think of ghost tourism, they typically think of visiting a haunted house or cornfield. However, the phenomenon goes lot deeper than that. It helps connect tourists to deeper meaning of history and culture of historical places. Many cities and towns around the world profit when visitors go to haunted sites where ghosts and supernatural activity have been present. Tourists and tourism companies have different motives for exploring and hosting tours of historical landmarks. Some companies take the economic route and strictly attempt to make capital gain, while others take the time to thoroughly explain and connect with the tourist about the culture and history of the haunted sites. The historical places involved in ghost and dark tourism have similar goals but can be very different. These sites range from simple ghost tourism locations including haunted houses, and tours, but they can also encompass scenes of mass disaster.
Economic gain is one of the platforms involved in ghost tourism. In the “Walking with the Dead: The Place of Ghost Walk Tourism in Savannah”, Gentry shows that ghost tours can be used not only as an economic, but also as a cultural attraction. Gentry provides the detailed background of how ghost tours in Savanna, Georgia operate. Savannah is home of one of the most popular ghost tourism cities in the country and even the world. The ghost tours are flexible and our often change routes (Gentry 233). This appeals to the tourist because the tours…
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