Religious Tourism as a Source of Knowledge Sharing and Trading: A Case From Russia

Religious Tourism as a Source of Knowledge Sharing and Trading: A Case From Russia

Emilia Alaverdov (Georgian Technical University, Georgia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3142-6.ch008


Religious tourism in the 21st century is presented in one form or another in many segments of the tourism business, and even in those that are not directly related to it. The goals of religious tourism at present are the knowledge of traditional cultures, the history of religions, national religious traditions, rituals, ceremonies, and ceremonies, participating in them as spectators, acquaintance with unique architectural monuments, including the traditional methods of building religious buildings, with masterpieces of icon painting, sculptures, mosaics, and decoration. In the modern scientific community, there is a stable definition of tourist trips associated with visiting religious sites for various purposes. This chapter explores religious tourism as a source of knowledge sharing and trading through a Russian case.
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The Essence Of Religious Tourism

The history of religious tourism is undoubtedly very rich. It is a pilgrimage that can rightfully be considered the most ancient form of tourism. The history of religion has preserved for posterity a huge number of religious cults and monuments. In the modern world, religious tourism is in great demand, and therefore, the theme of pilgrimage as a cultural phenomenon is becoming increasingly important.

Naturally, the reason for the appearance of the pilgrimage was religious motivation. Decades of religious destruction have passed, and now we have a huge demand for religious sacred values. This trend is now observed in almost all areas of human life. All this suggests that the phenomenon of religiosity is brewing.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Politics: The activities of state authorities and their officials, as well as issues and events of public life related to the functioning of the state. Politics can be seen everywhere, even in everyday life.

Knowledge: The result of formal and non-formal studies. Itis information and understanding about a subject or object. It applies to certain facts, information, and acquired through experience or education skills, and either the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject.

Pilgrimage: The journey of believers to worship geographic areas and relics which are sacred in this religion. A pilgrim who makes such a journey is called a pilgrim.

Islam: The youngest and second-largest religion in the world, the followers of Islam are called Muslims and believe in Allah. Muslims live according to the Islamic law called Sharia and a holy book called the Quran.

Russian Federation (Russia): The legal successor of the Soviet Union was established in 1991, shortly after the disintegration of the Soviet Union. Modern Russiasituates in Eastern Europe and northern Asia have borders with the Arctic and Pacific oceans and on the Baltic and Black seas. Moscow is one of the largest cities in the country and its capital.

Tourism: Departures of visitors to another country or place other than the place of permanent residence for various purposes.

Business: Besides being one of the main occupations in a market economy it is also a source of economic and social development of society. There are different types of business also it can have non-profit activities, such as charitable, religious, scientific, educational, etc.

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