Handbook of Research on Socio-Economic Impacts of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Handbook of Research on Socio-Economic Impacts of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

José Álvarez-García (University of Extremadura, Spain), María de la Cruz del Río Rama (University of Vigo, Spain) and Martín Gómez-Ullate (University of Extremadura, Spain)
Release Date: August, 2018|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 455
ISBN13: 9781522557302|ISBN10: 152255730X|EISBN13: 9781522557319|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5730-2

Description

Religious studies and research have gained a lot of interest and attention from researchers, policy makers, and practitioners over the last few years, but the socio-economic impacts have not been explored. Taking into account the profound economic impact the tourism and hospitality industries can have on regions and cities around the world, further research in this area is critical to analyze the extent of such impact and the ramifications that are associated with it.

The Handbook of Research on Socio-Economic Impacts of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the social and economic factors in faith-based journeys. While highlighting topics such as tourist spending, spiritual tourism, and local development, this publication explores religious tourism in the middle age, as well as the methods of modern religious tourism. This book is ideally designed for business managers, cultural preservationists, academicians, business professionals, entrepreneurs, and upper-level students seeking current research on religious tourism and its socio-economic impacts.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Consumer Behavior
  • Cultural Tourism
  • Local Development
  • Religious Heritage and Nature
  • Rural Development
  • Spiritual Tourism
  • Tourist Spending
  • Traumascapes

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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