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Religious tourism and pilgrimage festivals management: an international perspective.

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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 examines the relationships between religion and tourism and explores the pressures on sacred spaces to become commercialized and "festivalized" arenas, while still maintaining their religious and spiritu...


Chapter 8 (Page no: 98)

Religious tourism and cultural pilgrimage: a Chinese perspective.

This chapter initially analyses and discusses the origins of religious tourism, exploring existing definitions that incorporate historical and cultural traditions and people's beliefs regarding cultural pilgrimage and religion. The chapter then considers the incentives and geographical characteristics of religious tourism in China and, in the process, highlighting differences in traditional culture between eastern and western China and in the incentives for religious tourism. Finally, the chapter considers development issues concerning Chinese religious tourism and cultural pilgrimage.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction: establishing linkages between religious travel and tourism. Author(s): Raj, R. Morpeth, N. D.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 15) The globalization of pilgrimage tourism? Some thoughts from Ireland. Author(s): Griffin, K. A.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 35) Motivations for religious tourism, pilgrimage, festivals and events. Author(s): Blackwell, R.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 48) The management and marketing of religious sites, pilgrimage and religious events: challenges for Roman Catholic pilgrimages in Croatia. Author(s): Pavicic, J. Alfirevic, N. Batarelo, V. J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 64) Sustaining tourism infrastructures for religious tourists and pilgrims within the UK. Author(s): Rotherham, I. D.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 78) Sacred pilgrimage and tourism as secular pilgrimage. Author(s): Ambrósio, V.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 89) Religion, pilgrimage, mobility and immobility. Author(s): Arellano, A.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 113) Centering the visitor: promoting a sense of spirituality in the Caribbean. Author(s): Mulligan, J.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 127) Case study 1: The festival of sacrifice and travellers to the city of heaven (Makkah). Author(s): Raj, R.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 140) Case study 2: Christian/Catholic pilgrimage - studies and analyses. Author(s): Ambrósio, V. Pereira, M.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 153) Case study 3: Ancient and modern pilgrimage: El Camino Frances. Author(s): Morpeth, N. D.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 161) Case study 4: The 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. Author(s): Scheer, M.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 170) Case study 5: The importance and the role of faith (religious) tourism as alternative tourism resources in Turkey. Author(s): Aktas, A. Ekİn, Y.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 184) Case study 6: Visiting sacred sites in India: religious tourism or pilgrimage? Author(s): Shinde, K. A.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 198) Case study 7: Islamic pilgrimage and the market need for travel insurance. Author(s): Rashid, T.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 211) Case study 8: Fátima - the religious tourism altar. Author(s): Pinho, M. I. R. B. de Pinho, I. M. R. T. de

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Tourism Management, Shenzhen Tourism College of Jinan University, Shenzhen 518053, Guangdong, China.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2007
  • ISBN
  • 9781845932251
  • Record Number
  • 20073138807