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Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Management

Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Management

An International Perspective

By R Raj, Leeds Beckett University, UK

Edited by N Morpeth, Senior Lecturer. Leeds Beckett University, UK

May 2007 / Hardback / 240 Pages / 9781845932251 £75.00 / €95.00 / $140.00
With 10% online discount: £67.50 / €85.50 / $126.00
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Main Description

Religion and spirituality are common motivations for travel, with many major tourist destinations having developed largely as a result of their connections to sacred people, places and events. Describing practical applications, models and case studies, this book provides an insight into the management of religious tourism, covering both ancient sacred sites and emerging destinations. It fully explored the pressures on sacred spaces to become commercialised and festivalised areas, while still maintaining their religious and spiritual integrity.

Introduction, R Raj and N D Morpeth

The Globalisation of Pilgimage Tourism, K A Griffin, Dubin Institute of Technology, Ireland

Motivations for Religious Tourism, Pilgrimage, Festivals, and Events, R Blackwell, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

The Management and Promotion of Religious Tourism Sites, Pilgrimage and Religious Events, J Pavicic, University of Zagreb, Croatia; N Alfirevic, University of Split, Croatia; V J Bararelo, Caritas, Croatia

Sustaining Tourist Infrastructures for religious tourists and pilgrims, Dr I A Rotherham, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Sacred and Secular Pilgrimage, V Ambrósio, Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril, Portugal

Religion, Pilgrimage, Mobility and Immobility, A Arellano, University of Ottawa, Ontario

Religious Tourism and Cultural Pilgrimage: Eastern and Western Perspectives, Zhang mu, Huang li, Wang Jian-hong, Liu ji, Jie Yan-geng and Lai Xiting, all Shenzhen Tourism College of Jinan University, China

Expressions and Experiences of Pilgrimage and Religious Tourism, J Mulligan, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

Case study 1: Travellers to the Haram (Makka): The Greatest Trip for Religious Tourist on Earth, R Raj

Case study 2: Christian/Catholic Pilgrimage - Studies and Analyses, V Ambrósio, Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril, Portugal

Case study 3: Symbolic Representation of religion, culture and heritage and their implications on the tourism experience: The example of the 'Ciudad de Cultura' in Santiago de Compostela, M Scheer, International School of Management, Germany

Case study 4: Ancient and Modern Pilgrimage: El Camino Frances? N D Morpeth

Case study 5: The importance and the place of faith (religious) tourism in the alternative tourism resources of Turkey, A Aktas and Yakin Ekin, University School of Tourism and Hotel Management, Turkey

Case study 6: Pilgrimage, Tourism and Religious Tourism at Sacred Sites in India, K Schinde, Monash University, Australia

Case study 7: Islamic Pilgrimage and travel insurance, T Rashid, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

Case study 8: Fátima - The Religious Tourism Altar, M I R de Pinho, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Portugal

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Morpeth Nigel D. Morpeth (BA, MSc, PhD, PGCHE) currently is a senior lecturer in Tourism Management, School of Events Tourism and Hospitality, at Leeds Beckett University, UK. He started his academic career in 1989, after working for three UK local authorities within the field of community-based leisure provision, and has also taught at the University of Lincolnshire and was Visiting Scholar at Southern Cross University, New South Wales, Australia. He has published widely in books and journals and has jointly edited two tourism books with CABI. His current research projects and interests are in community and sustainability initiatives and the visual arts and tourism planning and development as well as in pilgrimage and tourism.

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