CorruptTour.com is offering sightseeing trips around sites of political corruption in Prague.
Springwise has already noted several efforts offering alternative travel experiences, including the UK’s Political Tours, hosting politically oriented trips to locations such as Northern Ireland and Kosovo. Now, in the Czech Republic, CorruptTour.com is offering sightseeing trips around sites of political corruption in Prague. The company caters for those wanting to know more about the Czech government’s less noble alleged activities, with tours taking in the Ministry of the Interior, the residence of President Vaclav Klaus – Prague Castle – and the building where former presidential advisor Marek Dalik, who was involved in a bribery scandal, began his career. CorruptTour.com says it is a unique proposition in the tourist world, providing access to some of the “leading practitioners of corruption” operating today. Tours last for an average of three hours and souvenirs are available. CorruptTour.com isn’t the first innovator to be interested in uncovering corruption – we have also seen the Estonian Bribespot app raising awareness of dishonest dealings locally through crowdsourcing. How else could organizations be forced into being more transparent about their operations?