The tourism industry has become a key player in many of the world’s economies. Indeed, it is the globe’s largest and fastest growing industry currently, where it recorded more than one billion tourists and generated US$ 1.2 trillion income and accounted for nearly 10 percent of the global GDP in the year 2014, while further offering 1 out of every 11 jobs worldwide (Papathanassis, 2011). The sector has become a major foreign income earner to many developing countries thereby boosting the economic statuses of the countries. Despite the many challenges and setbacks the industry has continued to expand at around 4-5% annually with the Asian continent growing the fastest at about 6%. According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) (2010) it is expected that global tourism arrivals will expand by 3.3% between 2010 and 2030 hitting 1.8 billion overall arrivals by 2030. Most countries are now putting more emphasis promoting tourism in other countries and conserving tourist attraction sites so as to attract more and more customers as competition continue to rise. There are two types of tourism which include mass and alternative tourism. The alternative tourism further comprises ecotourism, educational tourism, geotourism, wildlife tourism, and dark tourism among others. This report discusses dark tourism in depth highlighting the motivation behind dark tourism and addressing the issue whether this kind of tourism fits in the general tourism industry.