This type of tourism is not new, but the recent explosion in interest in dark tourism is due to its potential to provide an alternative, less destructive, path to tourism to a number of potential clients in the form of the Holocaust and genocide tourism. As a result of this growth in interest in dark tourism, several efforts have been made to create a more comprehensive understandinsuch tourismuch tourism. One such effort was the development of the "Dark Tourism Resource Guide" by the International Dark Tourism Association (IDA). The DTRG provides a reference guide to dark tourism and its impacts on communities and human rights, which across the globe was developed to inform the development of dark tourism legislation. The DTRG was developed to provide an accurate, up-to-date and easily accessible resource in the form of a reference guide to the dark tourism sector and its impact on human rights. It is an important tool for practical, policy-making and legal discussions about dark tourism. Although the development of more sophisticated means of communicating information about dark tourism has occurred, it is not clear what "dark" tourism is doing to the situation of the Jews in the Middle East.
The first "dark" site was the mass killings of Jews at the Warsaw Ghetto. The murders were carried out by the Nazis, but the victims were mostly Polish civilians. The mass killings of the Jews in Nazi occupied Europe were committed by the British, the French, the Americans and other foreign troops. In the 1930s, the British Jewish community was in a state of panic, fearing that their community in the United Kingdom would be targeted by the Nazis. The first British government to address the issue was in 1938. The British government decided to build a memorial to the Holocaust in London. In April 1938, the British government announced that a memorial to the Holocaust would be built at the site of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz.
Dark tourism will have an impact on the white population and, in the absence of a large white population, will result in a decline in white voter turnout. Some proponents of the "white flight" theory also point to the disintegration of the white population with increasing minority populations as a possible explanation. For example, in the 1990s, urban areas in the Northeast and West Coast experienced a U-shaped population change.
This U-shaped transformation can be attributed to a number of factors, including the influx of Irish immigrants. This influx of Irish immigrants has significantly changed the ethnicurban areasurban areas, as Irish people are associated with fewer children, fewer babies, lower fertility rates and lower life expectancies. In the late 1970s, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) published a study that determined that the Irish accounted for the largest share of university students (14 percent) in the US. Dark tourism has been described as a "new frontier" in the study of tourism and provides a more comprehensive and reliable analysis of the relationship between tourism and violence (e.g., Davis and Felson, 1996; Felson et al., 2003). Although research on dark tourism is still in its infancy, there are several promising directions for future research. First, the need for detailed research into the culture, background and practices of dark tourism will be critical to understanding the mechanisms and consequences of this particular type of tourism. Second, it is important to study the relationship between dark tourism and the larger phenomena of violence in general. This will allow for a better understanding of the potential effects of dark tourism on public safety (e.g., Felson et al., 2003; Lennon and Foley, 2000; Foley et al., 2004).
Third, it is important to understand the psychological effects of dark tourism on tourists. A survey of eight dark tourism destinations in Japan found that the most popular spots for dark tourism are museums, art galleries, and gothic and macabre movie theaters. In their book, Lennon and Foley describe a large number of dark tourism destinations in Europe, the United States, and Japan, all of which have strong links to the Judeo-Christian tradition. Ilarge numberarge number of tourist attractions are dedicated to religious activities, such as shrines and temples, and to Japanese traditional rituals.
In Europe, dark tourism frequently involves visiting Catholic churches, which are often associated with the Catholic faith. The United States is also a destination for dark tourism, as are countries such as Mexico, France, and Switzerland. Despite the prevalence of dark tourism, there is very little research on the demographics of dark tourism and how it compares with other forms of tourism.