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The Routledge Handbook of Religious and Spiritual Tourism

Edited by: Daniel H. Olsen , Dallen J. Timothy

Print publication date:  July  2021
Online publication date:  July  2021

Print ISBN: 9780367191955
eBook ISBN: 9780429201011
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429201011
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Book description

The Routledge Handbook of Religious and Spiritual Tourism provides a robust and comprehensive state-of-the-art review of the literature in this growing sub-field of tourism.

This handbook is split into five distinct sections. The first section covers past and present debates regarding definitions, theories, and concepts related to religious and spiritual tourism. Subsequent sections focus on the supply and demand aspects of religious and spiritual tourism markets, and examine issues related to the management side of these markets around the world. Areas under examination include religious theme parks, the UNESCO branding of religious heritage, gender and performance, popular culture, pilgrimage, environmental impacts, and fear and terrorism, among many others. The final section explores emerging and future directions in religious and spiritual tourism, and proposes an agenda for further research.

Interdisciplinary in coverage and international in scope through its authorship and content, this will be essential reading for all students, researchers, and academics interested in Tourism, Religion, Cultural Studies, and Heritage Studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Investigating the intersections between religion, spirituality, and tourism Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Pilgrimages, journeys, and outings Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The political economy of religious and spiritual tourism Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The religious and spiritual dimensions of leisure travel Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Religion, spirituality, and wellness tourism Download PDF
Chapter  6:  A new spiritual marketplace Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Fan pilgrimage, religion, and spirituality Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Secular pilgrimages in a post-secular world? Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Pilgrimage, tourism, and peace building Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Environment as a sacred space Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Tourism and spirituality Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The religious and spiritual appeal of national parks Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Religious theme parks Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Religious and spiritual retreats Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Religious and spiritual world heritage sites Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Travel motivations of pilgrims, religious tourists, and spirituality seekers Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Volunteer tourism Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Experiences along the Camino de Santiago Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Gender and performance in the context of religious and spiritual tourism Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Issues of authenticity in religious and spiritual tourism Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Aftermath Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Sociopolitical and economic implications of religious and spiritual tourism Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The environmental impacts of religious and spiritual tourism Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Marketing religious and spiritual tourism experiences Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Managing religious and spiritual tourism sites Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Managing complex issues in religious and spiritual events, festivals and celebrations Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The use of information and communication technologies in religious tourism Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Interpreting religious and spiritual tourism destinations/sites Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Coexistence between tourists and monks Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Food and religion Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Safety, fear, risk, and terrorism in the context of religious tourism Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Religious and spiritual tourism Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Religion, spirituality, and tourism Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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