Monday, 02 Oct, 2023




Decoding the Dark Tourism Traumascape: An Auto Ethnographical Study of the Tourist Destination - Goa (India)

International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Systems

Volume 16 Issue 2

Published: 2023
Author(s) Name: Smitha Bhandare Kamat | Author(s) Affiliation: S. S. Dempo College of Commerce and Economics, Goa, India.
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Review of literature on ‘Dark Tourism’ suggests, there is a steady growth of academic and non academic interest in comprehension and consumption of Dark Tourism. The paper is guided by the objective of undertaking a study to explore the possibility of injecting Dark Tourism in a tourist destination state of Goa (India). A relatively marginal methodology namely Auto Ethnographical study clubbed with illustrative research is adopted. The study concludes that Inquisition a traumatic chapter in Goa’s history needs to be acknowledged, documented and marketed effectively. Dark Tourism can thus be added to Goa’s Tourism portfolio which will help to sustain the tourism industry. However, the limitation of the study is it lacks in-depth review and empirical data is absent, as such an inter-disciplinary and empirical research construct is warranted.

Keywords: Dark Tourism, Conceptual Research, Goa, Inquisition, Auto Ethnographical

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