BU Today – Fascination with Titanic Underscores Dangers of Extreme Tourism
What was supposed to be an eight-hour trip to view the wreckage of theTitanicis now looking like a largely avoidable tragedy. The harrowing search for the Titan ended Thursday, as the US Coast Guard announced they found evidence that the submersible vessel had probably imploded and all five passengers were believed to be dead. The Coast Guard found pieces of the Titan on the ocean floor about 1,600 feet from the bow of theTitanic.
BU Todayspoke withArun Upneja, dean of Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration, about the extreme tourism industry and what might change in the aftermath of the Titan disaster.