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Dark London: Dimensions and characteristics of dark tourism supply in the UK capital

Dark London: Dimensions and characteristics of dark tourism supply in the UK capital

Powell, Raymond and Iankova, Katia (2016) Dark London: Dimensions and characteristics of dark tourism supply in the UK capital. Anatolia: An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research, 27 (3). pp. 339-351. ISSN 1303-2917 (Print), 2156-6909 (Online) (doi:10.1080/13032917.2016.1191764)

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Abstract

This paper will investigate the characteristics of the supply of dark tourism in London, UK through an examination of the identified main dark sites in London, UK. Our methodology is based on web analysis of the presence of marketed and non-marketed dark tourist sites in London, their web visitation, the level of their commercialisation and the characteristics which place them in the various scales as categorised in current literature, notably Stone (2006). We identified that London offers a much more entertainment focussed tourism experience rather than accurate historical and authentic sites which utilised major aspects of dark tourism for purposes such as commemoration or remembrance. The authors found this surprising given London’s long and often dark history.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Anatolia: An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research on 1/7/2016 available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13032917.2016.1191764
Uncontrolled Keywords: dark tourism, London, internet search, visitor attractions, tourism supply
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2018 01:38
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/13292

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