Survey data about dark tourism in Latvia

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Survey data about dark tourism in Latvia
Survey data about
dark tourism in
Latvia
Elīna Zariņa, Kristīne Vasaraudze,
Sandris Krūmiņš, Jeva Boboka
Profile of respondents
Female – 63%
Male – 37%
Age: 20-26
Dark tourism is...
Places associated with death, war and tragedy:
• Tourism that is related to viewing the ancestral
grave sites;
• War sites visiting;
• Related with tragedies in people lives.
Other options:
• Visiting illegal places, travelling to unknown or
scary places;
• Travelling to abandoned places;
• Places with negative association, travelling to dark
places.
TOP 5
1.War port in Liepaja and it’s prison
2. Salaspils concentration camp
3.Tirelis swamp
4.Soviet Secret Bunker in Ligatne
5.Museum of the Occupation of Latvia
5. Museum of the Occupation of
Latvia
Source: http://www.vietas.lv/objekts/latvijas_okupacijas_muzejs/bilde/1
Source:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Latvijas_Okup%C4%81cijas_muzej
s_-_2_(foto).JPG
Is trying to preserve, research and educate
people about occupation period in Latvia
4.Soviet Secret Bunker in Ligatne
Source: http://www.latvia.travel/lv/padomju-slepenais-bunkurs-ligatne
Source: http://www.vidzeme.com/lv/notikumi/rehabilitacijas-centrs-ligatneno-maija-menesa-piedava-individualas-ekskursijas-darba-dienas-plkst1500.html
Territory, built for the needs of political and
state authority elite in case of nuclear war.
Secret till 2003.
3.Tirelis swamp
Source: http://spoki.tvnet.lv/latvijas-patriots/Ziemassvetku-kaujas-jebJelgavas/99037
Source:
http://www.rigasmezi.lv/lv/atputas_iespejas/purva_taka/?doc=2474&ins_print
=1
Legendary because of Christmas battles on
December 23, 1916.
2. Salaspils concentration camp
Source: http://mspoki.tvnet.lv/soks/EDITEDPieminas-vietaSalaspils/158155/1/5
Source: http://spoki.tvnet.lv/soks/EDITEDPieminas-vietaSalaspils/158155/1/4
From 1941 till 1944: concentration camp, now:
memorial.
1.War port in Liepaja and it’s prison
Source: http://androidtravelguides.com/country/Latvia
Source: http://spoki.tvnet.lv/mistika/Spokainas-vietinas-Latvija/153303
It was Soviet Union’s main naval base on the
Baltic Sea. Popular because of empty buildings
and Prison Museum.
TOP3
1.War port in Liepaja and it’s prison
2.Salaspils concentration camp
3.Soviet Secret Bunker in Ligatne
• To learn more of what happened
• To better understand what
happened
• To better understand the heritage
of places I visit
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To feel closer to my heritage
Because I want to have an emotional experience
To help me feel empathy with the victims
I am interested in seeing sites linked to
death/suffering
• Because it is a tourist attraction
• To make the event real for me
• Because I want to “see it in order to
believe it”
Source:
http://toomanyposts.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/bo
ok-review-the-dark-tourist-by-dom-joly/

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