I don't know whether to be appalled or what about this. Opinions? http://www.news.com.au/travel/story/0,28318,25233613-5014090,00.html * Code: AMATEUR photographers are queuing up to pay $25 each for a 2 Â½-hour tour of homes destroyed in the Black Saturday bushfires, in a move that has angered Tourism Victoria. Jo-Anne Kasch has started tours of the bushfire-ravaged town of Narbethong, about 15km from Marysville. Ms Kasch has been running the bus tours for about 10 days from the Black Spur Inn where she works, charging $25 including a three-course meal. However, the tour has angered Tourism Victoria who is calling for people to boycott the tour. "We wouldn't be encouraging people to take tours like this," Tourism Victoria communications manager Ali Garner said. "We wouldn't be supporting people profiting from others' suffering and loss." Ms Kasch said she'd had more than 160 bookings from photographers affiliated with the Victorian Association of Photographic Societies. She said the tours taught people about the devastation of the Black Saturday bushfires and promoted tourism. Related Coverage * Reader's Comments: Tourists snapping up bushfire horrorNEWS.com.au, * We were abandoned: fire survivorsThe Australian, 21 Mar 2009 * Plans to boost tourism in VictoriaNEWS.com.au, 13 Mar 2009 * Blithe oblivionThe Australian, 6 Mar 2009 * Defiant residents want to return homeNEWS.com.au, 2 Mar 2009 Your Say what's wrong with taking photos? tourism operators are offering meals and transportation for a tour around the area. tourists taking photos. get over it fellas! (Read More) Geoffrey Edlund of Darlinghurst "The tourism aspect is going to be huge," Ms Kasch said. "There's more interest every day." "Today's booked out, Wednesday's booked out, Friday's booked out, Saturday's booked out, Sunday afternoon's booked out, and I haven't even thought about next week yet." Ms Kasch said the tour was not meant to take advantage of people who had lost their homes in the fires. "The owners are actually approaching me to go on their properties," she said. "I ask them, 'Is there anywhere on your property that is somewhere where you choose us not to go'. "There's not been a problem at all and the photographs are so respectful." Ms Kasch said she refused to take anyone to properties where people had died. "It's not ghoulish," she said. She had rejected requests to go to Marysville, where at least 45 people died in the fires. Joseph Damenia, from Frankston Photographic Club, said it was a chance to "shoot something unusual". "I wanted to come by myself but I thought it might be a bit ghoulish," he said. Dennis Cosh, the owner of a home Ms Kasch's group visited yesterday, said: "In some ways you can't really stop them because this is Australia's history." Marysville resident Vicki Moritz, who lost her house, her two dogs and her cat in the fires, said she was not totally opposed to photographers in the town but understood why some were against it. "I'm a keen amateur photographer, and there's a certain beauty about it," she said. "As long as they eat in town, and are not intrusive, it's OK. It's a tourist town after all."