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Conference Calls Volume 2(Ii), 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology

Conference Calls Volume 2(Ii)

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

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Book Reviews Volume 2(Ii), 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology

Book Reviews Volume 2(Ii)

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

No abstract provided.


The Ceremony Of Tasua And Ashura As A Tourism Attractions In Iran (Case Study: Taft City), Amir reza Khavarian, Mohammad Zare, Reza Mostofiolmamaleki Dr 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology

The Ceremony Of Tasua And Ashura As A Tourism Attractions In Iran (Case Study: Taft City), Amir Reza Khavarian, Mohammad Zare, Reza Mostofiolmamaleki Dr

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Today, tourism as a global and social phenomenon has special implication of its own. The mechanism behind the phenomenon intertwines and takes different forms in different times and places and completely different effects on the human beings (de freitas, 2003:47). There are many types of tourism. One of the most important tourism forms is religious tourism. Religious tourism is a combination of travel and religion. Most writers are taking into account religious tourism as a part of cultural tourism. Of course, both are quite different, but these two are tied together, and religion is a part of culture. Religious ...


‘Resurrecting Harry Clarke’: Breathing Life Into Stained Glass Tourism In Ireland, Tony Kiely 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology

‘Resurrecting Harry Clarke’: Breathing Life Into Stained Glass Tourism In Ireland, Tony Kiely

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Internationally, the exponential demand for ‘cultural/heritage’ tourism is increasingly being viewed by tourism stakeholders as an opportunity for value adding revenue generation, wherein both specialist and ‘media programmed’ tourists can seek out designated cultural attractions to satisfy their respective quests for authentic, and/or emotionally charged experiences. Indeed, this international ‘demand’ re-alignment is exemplified in the growth of churches and cathedrals who openly promote their artistic content as ‘must see attractions’. However, despite such utilitarian attractiveness, one wonders if the counter-influences of indifference, protectionism, or fear of heritage commodification, might act to scupper an opportunity to re-envision Harry Clarke ...


Volunteers: Their Role In The Management Of The Visitor And Pilgrimage Experience, Peter Wiltshier 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology

Volunteers: Their Role In The Management Of The Visitor And Pilgrimage Experience, Peter Wiltshier

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

This paper examines the key conditions and parameters for management under which volunteers perform a valuable service to visitors in the context of sacred or secular visits to specific key sites. The paper considers consumers as visitors for sacred and secular purposes; it is situated at the CathedralchurchofAll SaintsinDerby,England. It is based on the premise that satisfied consumers will spread the word of how well expectations were exceeded by perceptions. It is further based on the premise that resources provided for tour guiding, visitor support and explanation and information provision by volunteers are exceptionally well located and an integral ...


Sacral Landscape And Its Influence On The Tourism Space Development In The Region (Based On The Example Of Western Pomerania Region Nw Poland), Tomasz Duda 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology

Sacral Landscape And Its Influence On The Tourism Space Development In The Region (Based On The Example Of Western Pomerania Region Nw Poland), Tomasz Duda

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Formed through the centuries, cultural landscape of the region includes not only the material realm in the form of numerous historical buildings, monuments and other evidences of local society’s development, but also significant immaterial realm, which manifests itself in the form of spiritual heritage, faith, tradition, customs and language. Interesting, often unique in terms of religious and historical point of view, religious buildings, as well as traditional pilgrimage routes and local shrines are now undeniable qualities, shaping the touristic space of the region. The study of the tourism movement and a detailed valuation analysis of sacred objects showed that ...


A Cross-Cultural Comparison Of Weekend–Trips In Religious Tourism: Insights From Two Cultures, Two Countries (India And Italy), Kiran A. Shinde, Katia Rizello 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology

A Cross-Cultural Comparison Of Weekend–Trips In Religious Tourism: Insights From Two Cultures, Two Countries (India And Italy), Kiran A. Shinde, Katia Rizello

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

This paper explains peculiarities, significance, and universality of weekend-trips as significant form of religious tourism using a comparative analysis of this phenomenon in two pilgrimage sites from two different cultures (and countries), namely, Vrindavan in India and the Shrine of Santimissi Medici in Italy. The findings derived from a case-study approach and visitors’ survey method confirm that religious tourism falls under the more general category of leisure and that visitors who flock to these places on weekends do not coincide either with general models proposed in the extant literature, nor can they be assimilated to the conventional categories of pilgrims ...


The Museumification Of Rumi’S Tomb: Deconstructing Sacred Space At The Mevlana Museum, Rose Aslan 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology

The Museumification Of Rumi’S Tomb: Deconstructing Sacred Space At The Mevlana Museum, Rose Aslan

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Tourists and pilgrims from across Turkey and around the world flock to the tomb of Jalal al-Din Rumi (d. 1273), one of the greatest poets and Sufi masters in Islam. Since 1925, the Turkish government has relentlessly struggled to control Islamic influences in society and to channel people’s devotion to the memory of Kemal Ataturk (d. 1938) and his secular ideology. This article argues that by restructuring the layout and presentation of the tomb complex of Rumi, and putting the sacred space through the process of museumification, the Turkish state has attempted to regulate the place in order to ...


La Gestión Del Consumo En La Experiencia Museística: Un Estudio En Las Ciudades De Buenos Aires Y La Plata, Fernando R. Simonato, Federico Del Giorgio Solfa 2014 SelectedWorks

La Gestión Del Consumo En La Experiencia Museística: Un Estudio En Las Ciudades De Buenos Aires Y La Plata, Fernando R. Simonato, Federico Del Giorgio Solfa

Federico Del Giorgio Solfa

El presente trabajo se basa en el proyecto de investigación 11/E 126 -acreditado por la UNLP- y tiene como objeto exponer una propuesta de gestión a las áreas de administración de museos y empresas culturales, a través del estudio y generación de experiencias con creación de valor en los ámbitos en que estas instituciones se desempeñan. Se analiza el comportamiento preliminar de 1.683 visitantes residentes y turistas extranjeros , en 18 museos y tres centros culturales de las ciudades de Buenos Aires y La Plata. Se examina la influencia e impacto en sus comportamientos, cuando se crean y gestionan ...


Cruise Robot Bartenders And Sky Diving: Quantum Of The Seas, Jamie Knop 2014 SelectedWorks

Cruise Robot Bartenders And Sky Diving: Quantum Of The Seas, Jamie Knop

Jamie Knop

The Royal Caribbean’s new ship, Quantum of the Seas, has gone above and beyond, in terms of serving up a futuristic ship for its guests. This is the first smartship with amazingly futuristic features and it has set the bar for cruise ships to come. Let’s take a little look at all the services available.


Reflective Epilogue: Concerns In Tourism Safety, Peter Tarlow 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology

Reflective Epilogue: Concerns In Tourism Safety, Peter Tarlow

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

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The Effects Of Terrorism On The Travel And Tourism Industry, David Mc. A Baker 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology

The Effects Of Terrorism On The Travel And Tourism Industry, David Mc. A Baker

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

The impact of terrorism on the travel and tourism industry can be enormous. It can lead to unemployment, homelessness, deflation, and many other social and economic ills. The contribution of tourism for many countries is so great that any downturn in the industry is a cause of major concern for many governments. The repercussions are left in many other industries associated with tourism like airlines, hotels, restaurants and shops that cater to the tourists and allied services. Terrorism is an enigmatic and compelling phenomenon, and its relationship with tourism is complex and multifaceted. This paper aims to clarify this relationship ...


Understanding Perceptions And Attitudes To Risk In The Tourism Industry, Anthony Clayton, Lourdes Cisneros Mustelier, Maximiliano E. Korstanje Prof 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology

Understanding Perceptions And Attitudes To Risk In The Tourism Industry, Anthony Clayton, Lourdes Cisneros Mustelier, Maximiliano E. Korstanje Prof

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

An increasingly complex and rapidly-evolving array of risks presents one of the greatest challenges for decision-makers in all sectors, including the transport and tourism industry. The prospects of an international destination can be profoundly damaged in minutes as a result of a major outbreak of infectious disease, a natural disaster or a terrorist incident. It is therefore vital to understand the changing nature of risk and the ways that risks are perceived and understood, especially as people tend to respond to the perception of risks rather than actual risks, which means that their responses are not always rational and can ...


Security Guards And Counter-Terrorism: Tourism And Gaps In Terrorism Prevention, Luke Howie 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology

Security Guards And Counter-Terrorism: Tourism And Gaps In Terrorism Prevention, Luke Howie

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Organisation operating in the tourism industry are high priority targets for terrorists. In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks tourism destinations, hotels and modes of public transportation have regularly been targeted by terrorists seeking to convey their violent message. As such, leaders and managers in the tourism industry carefully plan their security and counter-terrorism responses, often involving the hiring of security guards. It is here that I believe a significant gap in counter-terrorism preparedness exists. I argue that protecting tourism destinations is only possible if consideration is given the effectiveness of security guards and understanding that their well-being will ...


Lessons Learnt From The Westgate Shopping Mall Terrorist Attack In Nairobi, Kenya: Involving The Meetings, Incentives, Conferences And Exhibitions Sector In Crisis Communications, Ashley Schroeder, Lori Pennington-Gray, Kelly Bricker 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology

Lessons Learnt From The Westgate Shopping Mall Terrorist Attack In Nairobi, Kenya: Involving The Meetings, Incentives, Conferences And Exhibitions Sector In Crisis Communications, Ashley Schroeder, Lori Pennington-Gray, Kelly Bricker

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

The terrorist attacks in Nairobi Kenya have been widely disseminated by the world media, thus, affecting the long-term interests of stakeholders. The tourism industry is made up of a vast number of these stakeholders, with the operating sector alone including the accommodation, tourism services, transportation, entertainment, food services, adventure and outdoor recreation, attractions, meetings, incentive, conventions, and exhibitions (MICE), and travel trade sectors. Within each operating sector, there is also a variety of different stakeholders in various segments and organisations. The purpose of this manuscript is to examine tourism crisis communications surrounding the Westgate Shopping Mall attacks in Kenya. The ...


Tourism And Terror: A Case Study: Israel 1948-2012, Erik H. Cohen 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology

Tourism And Terror: A Case Study: Israel 1948-2012, Erik H. Cohen

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Israel is a popular tourist destination which has by afflicted by varying levels of terrorism against civilians over the course of its history. A longitudinal analysis of data pertaining to tourism and terrorism is undertaken to examine how terrorism affects patterns of tourism. It is found that on the macro-level, tourism to Israel continues to grow although it experiences periodic declines corresponding with times of high terrorist activity. National and religious subpopulations of tourists react differently terrorism at the destination. Overall, Jews are proportionally more likely than non-Jews to continue to visit Israel during times of conflict, but this varies ...


Terrorism, Tourism And Worker Unions: The Disciplinary Boundaries Of Fear, Maximiliano E. Korstanje Prof, Geoffrey Skoll, Freddy Timmermann 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology

Terrorism, Tourism And Worker Unions: The Disciplinary Boundaries Of Fear, Maximiliano E. Korstanje Prof, Geoffrey Skoll, Freddy Timmermann

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

When the world seems poised on the brink of a never ending cycle of terrorism, the present paper polemically explores some of its historical roots. The first anarcho-terrorists in 19th century, fought to improve the working conditions of people. Some of them used violent tools, hosting civilians as targets. Others, convinced by the futility of their efforts to change the order, opted for organizing workers in factories. It is widely accepted that tourism came from the social, political, technological developments in the nineteenth century. We compare terrorist attacks with workers’ strikes, because they come from the same developments. We ...


Guest Editorial: Americans Post 9/11: From Pride To Terror, Maximiliano E. Korstanje Prof 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology

Guest Editorial: Americans Post 9/11: From Pride To Terror, Maximiliano E. Korstanje Prof

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

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Introduction, Kevin A. Griffin, Razaq Raj 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology

Introduction, Kevin A. Griffin, Razaq Raj

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

No abstract provided.


Cover And Table Of Contents, 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology

Cover And Table Of Contents

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

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