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Article: Vulture Tourism
Vulture Tourism: Scavenging for the Best Travel Deals
Vulture tourism. Is that when a group of
ornithologists go on a tour to study scavenger birds? No. It's
what happens when avid travelers visit exotic destinations - especially
after a war or health crisis - at discount prices. Vulture tourism
is "travel to destinations that are cheap, safe, exotic,
and unpopular because of some recent bad news," explains
Kim Clark, U.S. News & World Report correspondent and
vulture tourism expert.
The three key characteristics of a vulture tourist are that he
or she: keeps up-to-date on world events, enjoys travel, and likes
saving money. In "Vulture Tourism: Scavenging for the Best
Travel Deals," a feature article for National Geographic
Traveler, I will explore how a traveler can experience the
culture and people of a destination at bargain prices. Adventure
traveler Darren Ray has this to say about vulture tourism: "I'd
rather get a feel for the actual culture and meet the 'real' people
from that place... and on a budget? Perfect!"
Through interviews with Don George, global travel editor of the
Lonely Planet, as well as a few adventure travelers, the
article will provide safety tips, suggestions and resources for
your readers who wish to experience vulture tourism firsthand.
If you are interested in first rights to publish this article
in your print or online magazine, please contact
me to discuss.
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