Title

Conceptualizing spiritual tourism: Cultural considerations and a comparison with religious tourism

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Cognizant Communication Corporation

School

School of Business and Law

RAS ID

24350

Comments

Originally published as: Willson, G.B. (2016). Conceptualizing spiritual tourism: Cultural considerations and a comparison with religious tourism. Tourism Culture & Communication, 16(3), 161-168. Article available here.

Abstract

Scholarly and consumer interest in spiritual tourism has increased rapidly in recent years. However, confusion remains about the conceptual differences between spiritual and religious tourism and how the conceptualizations are impacted by cultural and personal factors. It may be argued that while some researchers provided some insights into the “spirituality puzzle,“ most have failed to provide a holistic picture. By conducting a multidisciplinary literature review, this article explores the conceptual and cultural constructs of religion and spirituality to provide a platform for future scholars to explore the phenomena of religious and spiritual tourism.

DOI

10.3727/109830416X14750895902927

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Not open access

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