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Dark tourism: Growth potential of niche tourism in the Free State Province, South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Proos, Eben
dc.contributor.author Hattingh, Johan
dc.date.accessioned 2023-04-18T04:21:42Z
dc.date.available 2023-04-18T04:21:42Z
dc.date.issued 2020-12-04
dc.identifier.other https://doi.org/10.1080/0376835X.2020.1847636
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/2421
dc.description Article en_US
dc.description.abstract Dark tourism involves tourists visiting sites of death, disaster and depravity. Well known dark tourism sites include Chernobyl in the Ukraine, the 9/11 Memorial in New York, and the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. Battlefields of World War I and II are also excellent examples of dark tourism sites. Dark tourism has become a niche tourism sector with great potential for future tourism growth. In South Africa, the FSGLTA acting as the marketing arm of the Free State, targets to increase its tourism numbers and therefore are looking for means of growing the tourism arrivals towards the province. Dark tourism has been identified as one of their ways to grow tourism. The main objective of the paper is to reveal the niche tourism potential of the Free State by focusing on the South African War (1899–1902). The broader aim is to establish the typical profile of South African War enthusiasts. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Development Southern Africa - December 2020 39(3) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Development Southern Africa;December 2020 - 39(3)
dc.subject Dark tourism en_US
dc.subject Anglo-Boer War en_US
dc.subject South African War en_US
dc.subject Battlefields en_US
dc.subject Free State Province en_US
dc.title Dark tourism: Growth potential of niche tourism in the Free State Province, South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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