Dark tourism in the neighborhood: embrace or reject

Special guest blog: Dark tourism, a growing travel niche, features destinations known for a disaster or tragedy. Is it sensationalism, an exploitation, or simply curiosity and appreciation for history and a way to honorably pay tribute to the victims? Dr. Beth Wield Heidelberg, a professor of Urban Studies at Minnesota State University, shares insights from her research on the impact of dark tourism on local governments and how they respond.