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Dark Tourism: Would you go on holiday to Chernobyl?

Sarah Brett speaks to self-confessed dark tourist Dom Joly who has visited Chernobyl, the Killing Fields in Cambodia, and a gift shop run by terrorist group Hezbollah.

Would you go on holiday to Chernobyl? How about the Killing Fields of Cambodia? Maybe a trip to the gift shop run by the terrorist group Hezbollah?

Well it appears dark tourism is on the rise – tour operators have revealed a spike in bookings to visit the Ukrainian power plant after HBO’s Chernobyl series.

But why on earth would anybody want to go?

5 Live's Sarah Brett speaks to comedian, author and self-confessed dark tourist Dom Joly, who has indeed been on holiday to all those places.

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19 minutes