Slum tourism is one of the fastest-growing niche world and is no stranger to controversy. A slum, as defined niche, the impacts it has had on the regions tourism segments in the by the United Nations, is “a run-down area of a city characterized by substandard housing and squalor and lacking in tenure security” (Ma, 2010, 3). Slum tourism is the to discuss slum tourism and the regions where it is most popular, the historic development of the affected, and a look into the future formation of organized tours in these areas. Because slum tourism is a new phenomenon, there is relatively little research on the subject. This paper will begin evolution of the trend.
DESCRIPTION OF THE TREND
In a general sense, “slum tourism” falls under the umbrella of poverty tourism – where tourists travel to less developed areas to view in Africa, and Mumbai in India. These include the largest slums in their regions based on population and geographical size. An overwhelming majority of visitors to slum destinations are deemed “curious, rich Westerners” (Freire – Medeiros, 2008, 584). In fieldwork by Ma (2010) from Reality Tours & Travel in up the largest proportions of visitors. Long haul travelers saturate the market as it is rare that members of the surrounding city dare to journey into the depths of the slums that are in their own backyards. This can be seen as only 5% of visitors in Ma's research were from India. Slum tourism attracts a relatively balanced amount of female and male visitors, drawing tourists ranging from 25 to 55 years of age (Freire – Medeiros, 2008).
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Ashish Dubey. A Study on Slum Tourism. Int. J. Ad. Social Sciences 2(1): Jan. –Mar., 2014; Page 08-11