%0 Journal Article
	%A Dorota RuciƄska
	%D 2016
	%J International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 113, 2016
	%T Natural Disaster Tourism as a Type of Dark Tourism
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10004331
	%V 113
	%X This theoretical paper combines the academic discourse
regarding a specific part of dark tourism. Based on the literature
analysis, distinction of natural disasters in thanatourism was
investigated, which is connected with dynamic geographical
conditions. Natural disasters used to play an important role in social
life by their appearance in myths and religions. Nowadays, tourists
pursuing natural hazards can be divided into three groups: Those
interested in natural hazards themselves; those interested in landscape
deformation and experiencing emotions shortly after extreme events -
natural disasters - occur; and finally those interested in historic places
log after an extreme event takes place. An important element of the
natural disaster tourism is quick access to information on the location
of a disaster and the destination of a potential excursion. Natural
disaster tourism suits alternative tourism, yet it is opposed culture
tourism, and sustainable tourism. The paper compares types and
groups of tourists. It also considers the contradictions that describe
dualism, which exists in dark tourism.
	%P 1458 - 1462