War Tourism

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War Tourism
The text deals with a brand new kind of Tourism – War Tourism. Our society has changed and some people want another kind of Holliday than the generally popular and common charter-Holliday. These people are not youngsters but frequently adult which apparently want some other experiences. It is not a big business yet but it is definable growing. After travelling to etc. Mallorca, Malta, Rhodos a hundred times mum and dad wants to try something new. People want action and excitement and that is why the concept of “War Tourism” has got a brand new meaning. We will have a closer look at “Quenching the thirst for war” by Hadas Kroitoru. The article is written in the light of some interviews with etc. Geoff Hann. Geoff Hann is the owner of the company Hinterland Travel agency. The agency arranges travels to Iraq, Afghanistan, southeastern Turkey and Iran – in other words travels to some of the worlds places marked with years of conflicts and maybe war. We may think, “What is so interesting about travelling to these dangerous places?” My first answer would defiantly be the moment of danger or action, but if we ask the agency we’ll get another answer “They don’t mind the occasional element of danger involved. But the are not necessarily thrill-seekers.” As former written is the “common” customer adult grown up people and would under usual circumstances not be the usual group of “thrill-seekers”. Thrill-seekers may often be younger people who want to try to push themselves to the limit. When we are trying to define who these “tourists” are and why they are doing it, it is important to understand the difference between the “war-tourist” and the “thrill-seeker” except the age. The war-tourist is not looking for a seconds long adrenaline-kick. They are looking for some “different and interesting” – which they may find at the places that the media tells about everyday, but where no one actually have been.

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