Institute for Dark Tourism Research (iDTR)

The Institute for Dark Tourism Research (iDTR) is a world-leading academic centre for dark tourism scholarship, research and teaching.

The iDTR promotes ethical research into the social scientific understanding of tourist sites of death, disaster or the seemingly macabre. The iDTR brings together researchers who seek to deliver internationally recognized research that contributes to the ethical and social scientific understanding of dark tourism and dark heritage.

The iDTR seeks to research, publish, and consult as to the appropriate development, management, interpretation and promotion of dark tourism sites, attractions and exhibitions, as well as understanding tourist experiences.

Dr Philip Stone, Executive Director of iDTR, was interviewed by That's Lancashire. His full interview is now available to view.

He was also interviewed by BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service.