CABI Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Series Series

Religious Pilgrimage Routes and Trails

Sustainable Development and Management

Edited by Anna Trono and Daniel H. Olsen
July 2018
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  • Published
    16th July 2018
  • ISBN 9781786390271
  • Language English
  • Pages 288 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"
  • Images color photos & maps

For millennia people have travelled to religious sites for worship, initiatory, and even leisure purposes. Today there are hundreds, if not thousands, of religious pilgrimage routes and trails around the world that are used by pilgrims as well as tourists. Indeed, many religious pilgrimage routes and trails are today being used as themes by tourism marketers in an effort to promote regional economic development.

This is the first book to provide a holistic approach with case studies drawn from different regions across the world. The first section includes the introductory chapter to the book as well as four chapters that highlight the conceptual themes including:

- Sustainable Local Development
- Regional Economic Development
- Heritage Identity and Management
- Environment and Sustainability

The second section of the book includes case study pilgrimage route/trails from different world regions. Each chapter will focus on a specific case study route/trail found within that region and include a discussion of the route/trail revolving around the four themes covered in section one.

This book will be of significant interest to academics and policy-makers within heritage tourism and regional development, as well as those interested in religious tourism and pilgrimage.

1: Pilgrimage Trails and Routes: Journeys from the Past to the Present
2: Religious Pilgrimage Routes and Trails as Driving Forces for Sustainable Local Development
3: Cultural Routes: Tourist Destinations and Tools for Development
4: The Role of Heritage Tourism in the Management and Promotion of Pilgrimage Trails and Routes
5: Environment and Sustainability as Related to Religious Pilgrimage Routes and Trails
6: The European Cultural Route of Saint Martin of Tours
7: The Camino de Santiago de Compostela: The Most Important Historic Pilgrimage Way in Europe
8: The Holy Grail Route: Mystic Routes and Activities to Improve Local Tourism
9: Religious Pilgrimage Routes in the Baltic Countries: History and Perspectives
10: Pilgrimage Trails in Malta
11: Pilgrimage routes from Central Europe and Scandinavia towards Jerusalem and Santiago de Compostela
12: The Ways to Jerusalem: Maritime Cultural and Pilgrimage Routes
13: Palkhi, A Moving Town
14: Kashi and Cosmos, India: The Pilgrimage Circuit of the Panchakroshi Yatra
15: Pilgrimage to Mount Bromo, India
16: The Shikoku Pilgrimage: Popularity and the Pilgrim’s Transaction
17: Challenges Facing the Sustainable Development of Slave Trade Routes and Trails in Cameroon
18: The Talpa de Allende Pilgrimage Trail
19: Pilgrimage and Identity along the Mormon Trail
20: Pilgrimage Trails and Routes: Journeys from the Present to the Future

Anna Trono

Anna Trono is a Professor of Political Economic Geography at University of Salento, Italy.

Daniel H. Olsen

Dr. Daniel H. Olsen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. His research interests revolve around religious and spiritual tourism, heritage tourism, and the management of sacred sites, with secondary research interests in tourism in peripheral areas and tourism and disabilities. He is co-editor of Religion, Tourism, and Spiritual Journeys (Routledge, 2006) and Religious Pilgrimage Routes and Trails (CABI, 2018), and has published over 40 journal articles and book chapters.