Tourism and Religion: Issues and Implications (Aspects of Tourism)

Tourism and Religion: Issues and Implications (Aspects of Tourism)

By: Richard Butler (editor), Wantanee Suntikul (editor)Paperback

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This book examines both specific issues and more general problems stemming from the interaction of religion, travel and tourism with hospitality and culture, as well as the implications for site management and interpretation. It explores the oldest form of religious tourism - pilgrimage - from its original form to the multiple spiritual and secular variations practised today, along with issues and conflicts arising from the collision of religion, politics and tourism. The volume considers the impact of tourism and tourist numbers on religious features, communities and phenomena, including the deliberate involvement of some religious agencies in tourism. It also addresses the ways in which religious beliefs and philosophies affect the behaviour and perceptions of tourists as well as hosts. The book illustrates how different faiths interact with tourism and the issues of catering for religious tourists of the major faiths, as well as managing the interaction between increasing numbers of secular tourists and pilgrims at religious sites.

About Author

Richard Butler is Emeritus Professor of Tourism, University of Strathclyde, Scotland and Visiting Professor, NHTV University, The Netherlands. His research interests include tourism destination development, tourism in remote and insular areas, resilience and sustainability in tourism and tourism and politics. Wantanee Suntikul is Assistant Professor at the School of Hotel and Tourism Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. Her research interests include heritage and tourism, politics and tourism, gastrodiplomacy and tourism and religion and tourism.


List of Contributors List of Tables List of Figures Acknowledgments Biographies 1. Wantanee Suntikul and Richard Butler: Tourism and Religion; Origins, Interactions and Issues Faiths and Tourism 2. John King: Indigenous Tourism: The Most Ancient of Journeys 3. Kevin O'Gorman: Origins of Hospitality in Monastic and Christian Orders 4. Razaq Raj and Kristel Kessler: Inspiration for Muslims to Visit Mosques 5. Noga Collins and Nimrod Luz: Judaism and Tourism over the Ages: The Impacts of Technology, Geopolitics and the Changing Political Landscape 6. Yuji Nakanishi: Shintoism and Travel in Japan 7. Pushkar Kanvinde and Binumol Tom: Hinduism and Tourism 8. Cora Wong: The Monks and Nuns of Pu-Tuo as Custodians of their Sacred Buddhist Site Issues and Problems 9. Matina Terzidou, Caroline Scarles and Mark Saunders: The Vow and Tourist Travel 10. Noga Collins-Kreiner and Deborah Shmueli: Politics, Tourism, Religion, and Conflicts: A Suggested Framing Framework 11. Rami K. Isaac: Religious Tourism in Palestine: Challenges and Opportunities 12. David Mercer: Marketing Myanmar: The Religion/Tourism Nexus in a Fragile Polity 13. Elina Ostrometskaia and Kevin Griffin: Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage in Russia Secular Tourism in Sacred Places 14. Silvia Aulet Serralonga: Spiritual Tourism in Europe, the SPIRIT-Youth Project 15. Dallen J. Timothy and Daniel H. Olsen: Religious Routes, Pilgrim Trails: Spiritual Pathways as Tourism Resources 16. Simon Curtis: Reaching Out - Engagement through Events and Festivals - the Cathedrals of England 17. Daniel H. Olsen and Dallen J. Timothy: Tourism, Salt Lake City, and the Cultural Heritage of Mormonism 18. Amos S. Ron: Religious needs in the tourism industry: the perspective of Abrahamic tradition Conclusions 19. Richard Butler and Wantanee Suntikul: Tourism and Religion: Themes, Issues and Conclusions

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  • ISBN13: 9781845416447
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781845416447
  • weight: 490
  • ISBN10: 1845416449

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