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Chernobyl’s surprise tourism boom on the back of acclaimed HBO series raises uncomfortable questions


Ukraine’s Chernobyl might be on track to become 2019’s surprise tourism destination, after a widely discussed HBO miniseries resulted in a surge in bookings for trips to the site and the nearby town that were abandoned after a major nuclear accident in 1986.Trip bookings for May of 2019 were 30 per cent higher than May of 2018, and were up over the next three months, said Sergii Ivanchuk, director of SoloEast Travel that organises trips to the nuclear power plant and its surrounding areas… …read more

Source: South China Morning Post

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