Recep Aksu* - Dicle University, Geography Department
Change which is the most important element of continuity of human life has shown itself in tourism as well after the second half of the twenty-first century and it also highlighted both people's desire to see and learn about natural assets and recreational factors. Thus, the curiosity of people to see and learn about different cultures gave rise to cultural tourism.
The study is aimed to discuss Bosnia Herzegovina and Kosovo in terms of dark tourism which is a part of cultural tourism.
Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Catholic, Orthodox and Muslim identities live together. Besides its deep-rooted cultural structure, recent events in this region made it a must to evaluate Bosnia Herzegovina and Kosovo in terms of cultural and dark tourism. Because this necessity is important for a generation to transfer their past to next generation.
The study is designed appropriate to document and content analysis which is one of the qualitative research methods. In this respect, some datas derived from various institutions, documents which are valuable as a source, maps, plans, some written sources which are composed of projects are searched appropriate to document and content analysis.
Discussing the topic in terms of Kosovo and Bosnia Herzegovina, it is thought that they have a very rich socio-cultural heritage so it is thought dark tourism will contribute a lot to this region economically and the region will benefit from this new tourism industry. If those cultural places become well-known internationally, it will contribute a lot to the countries economy in terms of tourism.