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The Spiritual Seekers And The 'Tourist Bubble': The Aminè Experience, monica gilli, Stefania Palmisano 2017 University of Torino, Italy

The Spiritual Seekers And The 'Tourist Bubble': The Aminè Experience, Monica Gilli, Stefania Palmisano

International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conferences

Our case study is the Federation of Damanhur. Damanhur, one of the most important spiritual communities in Europe, is located in ValChiusella, fifty kilometres north of Torino, Piedmont, Italy. At present, according to the community’s estimates, about 600 members live there permanently. Damanhur every year hosts thousands of visitors who experience the spiritual community thanks to daily tours, weekly stays and seminars. Since some years some scholars of the University of Torino are studying the community of Damanhur, with particular attention to the relationship between the spiritual dimension and the economy, including tourism. In this paper we present some ...


Rethinking Pilgrimage Routes Within The Context Of Safe Environments, Carlos Fernandes, Goretti Silva, Martín Gómez-Ullate 2017 Polytechnic of Viana do Castelo, Portugal

Rethinking Pilgrimage Routes Within The Context Of Safe Environments, Carlos Fernandes, Goretti Silva, Martín Gómez-Ullate

International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conferences

Safety and security are complex, multidimensional concepts, that have undergone a significant change and are active elements of tourism, with a wide range of components belonging to it: political security, public safety, health and sanitation, personal data safety, legal protection of tourists, consumer protection, safety in communication, disaster protection, environmental security, getting authentic information, quality assurance of services etc. (Hall et al, 2009). Studying problems of safety and security has become vital for the tourism industry as it needs to understand what are the main factors influencing the perception of safety, the key elements that are treated as belonging to ...


The Impacts Of Wall-Building Politics On International Tourism Flows: The Case Of Hungary, Emese Panyik, ayesha chowdhury Ms 2017 Catholic University of Portugal, Braga

The Impacts Of Wall-Building Politics On International Tourism Flows: The Case Of Hungary, Emese Panyik, Ayesha Chowdhury Ms

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Historical evidence suggests that economic differences between populations induce ethnic tensions and national rivalry which, in turn, trigger mass migrations. The building of walls for protection of citizens from such external threats has been a common political choice, specifically that of great empires. In modern Western societies, built upon democratic principles, however, wall-building politics to shut down the mass influx of refugees from conflict regions is in fundamental contrast with the unalienable human rights of free movement and non-refoulement. In 2015, global forced displacement of people hit the highest record since the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) records began, with ...


Customer Relationship Marketing Tool For Growth Of Religious Tourism Business: An Islamic Perspective, MD Javed Kawsar, Razaq Raj 2017 University of Salford, Salford Business School

Customer Relationship Marketing Tool For Growth Of Religious Tourism Business: An Islamic Perspective, Md Javed Kawsar, Razaq Raj

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No abstract provided.


Religious Tourism Promotion. Good Practices From Greek Tourism Office In Milan, Dimitrios N. Mylonopoulos Dr, Polyxeni G. Moira Dr, Maria Volonaki 2017 Piraeus University of Applied Sciences

Religious Tourism Promotion. Good Practices From Greek Tourism Office In Milan, Dimitrios N. Mylonopoulos Dr, Polyxeni G. Moira Dr, Maria Volonaki

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The forming and practicing pillar of Greece’s tourism policy is the Greek National Tourism Organization. The primary mission of the GNTO is the international promotion of Greece as a tourist destination. To achieve this goal, both within the country and in the international field, it has established and operates Regional Tourism Authorities in the 13 administrative regions in Greece and the Foreign Offices in major cities abroad. The Regional Tourism Authorities are intended to coordinate the tourism activities at a regional level while the Foreign Offices to promote Greece abroad. Such an important office abroad is the GNTO office ...


The Destination Marketing Tools For “Seven Sufi Saints Of Noble Bukhara” Pilgrimage Cluster, Bakhtiyor Navruz-Zoda, Nutfillo Ibragimov, Akmal Rakhmanov 2017 Bukhara State University, Uzbekistan

The Destination Marketing Tools For “Seven Sufi Saints Of Noble Bukhara” Pilgrimage Cluster, Bakhtiyor Navruz-Zoda, Nutfillo Ibragimov, Akmal Rakhmanov

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As the one of religious doctrines in Islam, Sufism, has aimed to strive in perfection. Taking into consideration intensive connection of cultures through trade and communication in Middle Ages, the territory of Central Asia became crossroad of civilization. Considered as one of the primarily philosophies, Tasavvuf (mysticism) school, its material and non-material heritage had begun from the territory of current Uzbekistan, where esteem of educational ideas have been continuously used for inter-cultural and inter-religious relationships. Particularly, Bukhara, known as the noble city, for being homeland of great thinkers, including seven holy Sufi saints. This paper will look at practical implantation ...


Fátima And Levoča Sanctuary-Towns: Development And Management Differences, Vitor Ambrósio, Alfred Krogmann, Magdaléna Nemčíková, Daša Oremusová, Alena Dubcová, Carla Norte Braga 2017 ESHTE

Fátima And Levoča Sanctuary-Towns: Development And Management Differences, Vitor Ambrósio, Alfred Krogmann, Magdaléna Nemčíková, Daša Oremusová, Alena Dubcová, Carla Norte Braga

International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conferences

Within the social sciences, particularly as regards Geography, Economics and Sociology, Religious Tourism is debated taking into account its impact on territories, local populations and the external agents strongly connected with this phenomenon.

In any urbanized area were the actions perpetuated over decades by active agents (both public and private) that have fabricated the extant realities, sanctuaries also integrate a particular touristic system.

It is necessary to establish parameters in order to understand why some sanctuaries do not make it as far as a callow stage of development while others, through a set of synergies, are able to completely change ...


Cathedrals, Hats And Selfies, Maureen Griffiths 2017 Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Cathedrals, Hats And Selfies, Maureen Griffiths

International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conferences

As tourism to religious sites increases, visitor management at such sites is an issue that is both complex and fraught with difficulties. While the visitor experience is a matter that concerns the management of the religious site, it must be considered within the wider context of the many stakeholders of the site such as worshippers, guides and clergy. This paper is based on a case study of St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral in Melbourne, which in turn, is part of a larger study. An interview was conducted with the Dean of the cathedral in relation to matters including facilities for ...


Perspectives Of Religious Tourism In Azerbaijan, Darius Liutikas 2017 Lithuanian Social Research Center

Perspectives Of Religious Tourism In Azerbaijan, Darius Liutikas

International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conferences

The paper deals with the analysis of religious tourism possibilities in Azerbaijan. The potential for Christian travelers is presented. Analysis includes historic background, and contemporary challenges of visiting Christian sacred places in relation to the themes of ancient history of Christianity and heritage maintenance. Religious heritage analysis of ancient Caucasian Albania is introduced. Despite diversification, phenomenon of religious tourism becomes more and more important, it involves people to consume narratives of places, which encapsulate their values. Visiting religious places in Azerbaijan such as Kish and Nij has opportunity of the growth. In order to evaluate perspectives of religious tourism in ...


Rural Sacred Landscape Valorisation In North East Italy: Lessons From The Past And Future Directions, Luca Simone Rizzo, Raffaela Gabriella Rizzo, Filippo Smerghetto 2017 Università degli Studi di Padova (Italy)

Rural Sacred Landscape Valorisation In North East Italy: Lessons From The Past And Future Directions, Luca Simone Rizzo, Raffaela Gabriella Rizzo, Filippo Smerghetto

International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conferences

As is well known, Veneto is the most-visited region in Italy. The extremely rich heritage literally insinuates itself even into every nook and cranny of its territory and reflects a notable variety of cultures. Religious heritage is an important part of it: it represents a privileged witness of local identities that, over the centuries, have shaped particular areas; one that needs to be better promoted to develop – via appropriate valorisation strategies - a type of tourism that is slow, rooted, sustainable and special.

In the Veneto, however, land use patterns have become unsustainable. In rururban territories in particular, from the ’70s ...


Sustainable Cultural And Religious Tourism In Namibia: Issues And Challenges, Erling Kavita, Jan Swartz, Isobel Green 2017 Namibia University of Science and Technology

Sustainable Cultural And Religious Tourism In Namibia: Issues And Challenges, Erling Kavita, Jan Swartz, Isobel Green

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The tourism sector has become an important pillar for governments and development agencies searching for socio-economic development. Recent national tourism policies in Namibia have increasingly aimed at promoting cultural heritage tourism, signifying its potential to aid with poverty reduction targets and community revitalization. While tourism development has contributed to the country’s economic growth, for cultural heritage, the thrust of the tourism industry is to make the most of the country’s natural and cultural resources. Thus, in order to preserve the cultural heritage assets in Namibia, a clear framework need to be developed that take into consideration on every ...


Motivations Of Individuals That Attend The Annual Pilgrimage Of Hajj, Mohammed Jabar Yaqub 2017 Sheffield Hallam University

Motivations Of Individuals That Attend The Annual Pilgrimage Of Hajj, Mohammed Jabar Yaqub

International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conferences

No abstract provided.


The Religious Beliefs As Parameter Of Food Choices At Tourist Destination The Case Of Mykonos, Polyxeni Moira, Dimitrios Sarchosis, Dimitrios Mylonopoulos 2017 Piraeus University of Applied Sciences, Greece

The Religious Beliefs As Parameter Of Food Choices At Tourist Destination The Case Of Mykonos, Polyxeni Moira, Dimitrios Sarchosis, Dimitrios Mylonopoulos

International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conferences

Religious beliefs are a basic parameter of culture that affects all aspects of a person’s life and consequently his eating habits. The diet of tourists at destination is an essential and unique component of the overall tourism product and the momentum of the modern dietary concept is enormous. Eating habits determined by the religious beliefs of tourists and followed during their journey and their stay in the selected destination is an important and emerging sector in tourism industry. The case study and the research concern the island of Mykonos, Greece. It is characterized as a “cosmopolitan” tourist destination, known ...


Evangelical Christians’ Reflections Along The Way Of St. James, Sharenda Holland Barlar 2017 Wheaton College, United States

Evangelical Christians’ Reflections Along The Way Of St. James, Sharenda Holland Barlar

International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conferences

Historically, Protestants and Evangelicals in particular have rejected the notion of pilgrimage to visit a saint or holy site. Recently, however, there has been an increased interest and acceptance of pilgrimage to non-traditionally Protestant locations. The Camino de Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage in Spain is growing in popularity among Protestants who seek a prolonged period of meditation, retreat, and prayer.

Since a religious pilgrim by definition is someone who travels to pay penance for their sins, how does the Protestant idea of grace and not works affect the evangelical pilgrim? Of particular interest to me is how evangelical students from ...


Tourism In Religious Sites As Type Of Ethnography Tourism, Sílvia Aulet Serrallonga, Dolors Vidal-Casellas, Neus Crous 2017 University of Girona

Tourism In Religious Sites As Type Of Ethnography Tourism, Sílvia Aulet Serrallonga, Dolors Vidal-Casellas, Neus Crous

International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conferences

This paper aims at examining the relationship between popular devotion and tourism in the case of Catalonia (Spain), which has a diverse religious heritage that often is of interest of tourists. Devotion to the Virgin Mary is clearly rooted in this territory: from churches and shrines to pilgrimages and events, most usually of local and regional significance (popular devotion).

This article will explore popular Marian devotion and its links to tourism. Even in the current context, in a largely secularized society, Marian sites remain a major point of attraction, both for devotees and non believers. In these spaces different religious ...


The Contemptible Ethnic Profiling At The Uk Airports Of Muslim And Ethnic Minority Travellers, ayesha chowdhury Ms, Razaq Raj 2017 leeds beckett university

The Contemptible Ethnic Profiling At The Uk Airports Of Muslim And Ethnic Minority Travellers, Ayesha Chowdhury Ms, Razaq Raj

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Ethnic profiling at the airport is deliberately racist. Ethnic profiling makes generalizations about entire communities. In criminal cases the Supreme Court has condemned ethnic profiling against African-Americans for a long time, because of its injustice. If ethnic profiling were used again in this way, there would be uproar. However, 'Islamaphobia' is still a socially acceptable form of racism. When one considers the number of Muslims or ethnic Middle Easterners and South-East Asians in proportion to the number of terrorists, one sees that this fear is founded on a few cases. The State should not allow institutionalized bigotry based on little ...


Marian Midsize Shrines: Three Itineraries Between Portugal And Slovakia, Vitor Ambrósio, Carla Norte Braga, Isilda Leitão, Carlos Fernandes, Alfred Krogmann, Magdaléna Nemčíková 2017 ESHTE

Marian Midsize Shrines: Three Itineraries Between Portugal And Slovakia, Vitor Ambrósio, Carla Norte Braga, Isilda Leitão, Carlos Fernandes, Alfred Krogmann, Magdaléna Nemčíková

International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conferences

Many travelers whose main motivation is religious tourism (Catholic) have visited the major shrines such as the Holy Land, the Vatican, Lourdes (France) and Fatima (Portugal). After having been in those places/shrines, numerous religious tourists want to visit other sanctuaries but not many programs offer that possibility. With that in mind, three researchers drove from Lisbon (Portugal) to Levoča (Slovakia) nearly always stopping along Marian midsize shrines. The data collected by participant observation allowed the researchers to design three different itineraries - they include the most important Marian midsize shrines and also towns/small cities along the way.

On the ...


“Stepping Outside The Convent”: Leisure Participation And The Social Lives Of Irish Nuns, Tony Kiely 2017 Dublin Institute of Technology

“Stepping Outside The Convent”: Leisure Participation And The Social Lives Of Irish Nuns, Tony Kiely

International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conferences

From as early as the 5th century, Ireland has been inexorably associated with the practice and propagation of the Christian faith. Indeed, such was their scholarly prowess and missionary zeal at that time, Irish monastics were pivotal in the re-evangelisation of Europe, and re-introduction of Latin as an ecclesiastical language. However, such devout provenance was to change following the appropriation of Ireland by English Crown from the 12th century, wherein the freedom to practice one’s religion was incrementally restricted. Worse was to follow, when in pursuant of Martin Luther’s Reformation thesis, the punitive enforcement of The ...


The Places Of Faith: The Religious Hospitality In The Italian Sanctuaries In The Early Modern Age, Silvia Beltramo 2017 Politecnico di Torino, Italy

The Places Of Faith: The Religious Hospitality In The Italian Sanctuaries In The Early Modern Age, Silvia Beltramo

International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conferences

Since the Middle Ages, Northern Italy has been characterized as a territory of pilgrimages to monasteries, sanctuaries and Sacred Mounts. The sources testify a significant proliferation of hosteriae and hospitali in the main religious settlements, more precisely since the 12th century in the monasteries and since the 14th century in the sanctuaries. An authentic architecture of hospitality can be identified in the centres of Piedmont and Lombardy.

The proposal, which is the outcome of a research in progress, intends to deepen in detail some meaningful examples amongst the main Italian sanctuaries – namely: Oropa (Piedmont), Tirano (Lombardy), Loreto (Marche ...


Spirituality And Commemorative Events: The Centenary Of World War One In Australia, Jennifer Laing, Warwick Frost 2017 La Trobe University

Spirituality And Commemorative Events: The Centenary Of World War One In Australia, Jennifer Laing, Warwick Frost

International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conferences

A number of dark commemorative events have been staged in recent years, marking the anniversaries of incidents that are distressing or involve death or suffering (Frost and Laing, 2013). They are a medium for thinking about and remembering the past and potentially promote healing and provide a sense of closure for those affected, yet there is a paucity of research about them from a socio-cultural perspective. This paper examines the role of the Centenary of World War One in Australia in promoting positive social outcomes that are linked to spiritual development and meaningful experiences. This commemoration of the Great War ...


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