Dracula aids tourism

A researcher at the University of Derby is to lift the lid on the world of horror, and see how it can boost UK tourism.

Goths are being investigated by Dr Pascal Mandelartz, an expert in ‘dark tourism’. He said: “We want to ask: is dark tourism part of the Goth identity? Where are the boundaries between the mainstream and the sub-culture.”

Dr Mandelartz believes the Goths are an undiscovered sector of the market and hopes to explore the possibilities.