War tourism, the latest thing
Kosovo, South Korea, Somalia and now Israel: Tour operators are taking advantage of a growing interest in travel to conflict zones, whether for thrills or to actually learn about places in the headlines.
It’s a thin line between morbid curiosity about the catastrophes of others and a genuine desire to understand the world’s most sensitive areas. It’s what separates war tourism from deep journeying into a region in conflict. Nicholas Wood, a former New York Times Balkans correspondent who founded the study-tour company Political Tours five years...
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