Have you heard of 'dark tourism'? This is travel to places that are connected with bad or sinister things. Destinations like the concentration camp at Auschwitz, the site of the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl in present-day Ukraine, and Ground Zero in New York, are all popular places to visit.
Rob and Neil discuss the rise in this type of holiday and why people want to go on them.
This week's question:
Robben Island in South Africa is one dark tourism destination. It's where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years. Do you know in which year it finally closed as a prison?
Listen to the programme to find out the answer.
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the business of providing services such as transport, places to stay, or entertainment for people who are on holiday
making you feel unhappy and without hope
causing huge destruction or suffering
interested in finding out about things
- morally wrong
against what is generally believed to be the right way of doing something
- morbid fascination
an interest in things to do with death and destruction
unpleasant or shocking because they are related to death
doing something because you feel forced to or feel it has to be done
what is believed to be the right way to behave
(here) using something for financial gain
- human nature
the natural ways of behaving that most people share
showing good judgement about what is suitable
the act of honouring someone or an event
feeling or showing admiration for someone