Dark Tourism, Difficult Heritage, and Memorialisation: A Case of the Rwandan Genocide

  • Mona Friedrich
  • Philip R. Stone
  • Paul Rukesha


The International Handbook on Tourism and Peace offers an optimistic foreword in which the global tourism industry is described as:

[a] worldwide social and cultural phenomenon that engages people of all nations as both hosts and guests, [generating] … connections, [which] spur dialogue and exchange, break down cultural barriers and promote values of tolerance, mutual understanding and respect. In a world constantly struggling for harmonious coexistence, these values espoused by tourism could be integral to building a more peaceful future. (Rifai, 2014)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mona Friedrich
    • 1
  • Philip R. Stone
    • 2
  • Paul Rukesha
    • 3
  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for the History of ScienceBerlinGermany
  2. 2.University of Central LancashirePrestonUK
  3. 3.Aegis Trust, Kigali Genocide MemorialKigaliRwanda

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