CABI Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Series Series

Spiritual and Religious Tourism

Motivations and Management

September 2019
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  • Published
    12th September 2019
  • ISBN 9781786394163
  • Language English
  • Pages 208 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

This book reviews tourist motivations for making religious or spiritual journeys, and the management aspects related to them. It explores sacred journeys across both traditional religions such as Christianity and Islam, and newer forms of pilgrimage, faith systems and quasi-religious activities such as sport, music and food. Demonstrating to the reader the intrinsic elements and events that play a crucial role within the destination management process, it provides a timely re-assessment of the increasing interconnections between religion and spirituality as a motivation for travel. The book:

- Includes applications, models and illustrations of religious tourism and pilgrimage management for converting theory into good practice;
- Addresses theories of motivation and why travel to religious destinations has increased;
- Explores key learning points from a selection of international case study perspectives.

Providing researchers and students of tourism, religious studies, anthropology and related subjects with an important review of the topic, this book aims to bridge the ever-widening gap between specialists within the religious, tourism, management and education sectors.

" A core and unreservedly recommended addition to both college and university library collections."

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Part 1: Introduction to Spiritual and Sacred Journeys
1: Introduction to Spiritual and Religious Journeys
2: The Role of Ritual in Sacred Journeys
3: Motivations of the Pilgrim to Attend the Annual Pilgrimage of Hajj
4: Islamic Motivation for Tourism and Contradictions of American Tradition
5: From Spiritualism to A New Paradigm in Tourism: Spiritual Tourism And Motivations
Part 2: Managing Motivational Elements of Spiritual Journeys
6: The Selfie in Islamic Pilgrimages as a Communication Tool in Hajj and Umrah
7: Spiritual Motivation for Religious Tourism Destinations
8: Pilgrim Tourist Motivations in Religious Heritage, Culture and Art
9: Diminishing Religious Cultural Heritage of Holy Makkah and Medina due to Commercialisation of Sacred Event
10: Managing the Physical Environment of the Sacred Tourist Destination
Part 3: International Case Studies of Spiritual Journeys
11: Motivations to Visit Sacred Historical Objects: The Lindisfarne Gospels’ Visit to Durham 2013 – A Sacred Journey?
12: Visiting with a Mission (ary) – Engaging with Stakeholders at New Zealand Heritage Sites
13: The Pilgrim Goes to The Festival: Changes in Daily Life Caused by The Pilgrimage to The Shrine of Our Lady of The Abadia In Romaria, Brazil
14: Malta Managing Catholic Churches and Sacred Sites for Protestant Visitors to Malta
15: The Ancient Wisdom and Motivation of Shams-i Tabrezi or Analogy of Contemporary Systems Science and Shams - I Tabrezi Ancient Wisdom
16: Inbound and Outbound Religious Tourism in Turkey
17: Walking the Way of St James: Spiritual Journeys to The Cathedrals of Sport
Part 4: Discussion Questions

Ruth Dowson

As an events practitioner, Ruth Dowson developed considerable leadership expertise and has over 25 years' experience in events delivery in the UK, in both public and private sectors, having managed thousands of events, including 11 years managing a venue. In 2007, Ruth moved into teaching events management at the UK Centre for Events Management at Leeds Beckett University, and became a level leader, with pastoral responsibility for Level 5 and later for final year students. She led the successful development and delivery of the online Masters Course in Events Management in 2008, as well as being Course Leader 2009-2011 of the BA (Hons) Conference & Exhibition Management, Course Leader of the BA (Hons) Events Management, and HND Events Management 2011-2014. Ruth is a priest in the Church of England, and her PhD studies focus on the role of events in church culture.

Jabar Yaqub

Jabar Yaqub is Senior Lecturer in Events Management at Sheffield Hallam University. An enthusiastic individual with several years of marketing and events experience gained in both the public and private sector, he has a proven ability to consistently deliver effective results. Possessing a natural creative flare that will enhance and benefit marketing objectives and projects, he's a strong team player and a leader by example, having the ability to inspire others towards shared goals. He's driven by a personal passion for excellence and professional quality; practicing the ideals of creativity through inspired vision.

Razaq Raj, PhD

Dr. Razaq Raj is Principal Lecturer in the Leeds Business School. His research interests include community events, outdoor events, economic impacts, religious tourism, cultural festivals and sustainable tourism, cultural diversity in events management and international tourism. Dr. Raj is the author of the textbooks Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Management: An International Perspective, Event Management: An integrated and practical approach and Event Management and Sustainability. He is also a board member of international journals and academic associations. Editor of International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage; International Journal of Islands Research; and International Journal of Islamic Tourism. Series Editor, CABI Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Book Series.

Religious Studies