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Religious tourism in Asia: tradition and change through case studies and narratives.

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This book brings together a range of case studies in the areas of religion, religious tourism and pilgrimage in Asia. It assesses the increasing linkages and interconnections between religious tourism and secular spaces on a global stage, and explores key learning points from a range of contemporary case studies of religious and pilgrimage activity related to ancient, sacred and emerging tourist d...


Chapter 8 (Page no: 67)

Religious tourism: the beginning of a new era with special reference to India.

This chapter focuses on the growth and development of religious tourism, with a focus on India. A focus on the potential in India for religious tourism highlights a diversity of religions and religious practices that are geographically and culturally disparate, and a society that exhibits many differentiations. The chapter discusses policy frameworks, infrastructure development, and tourist satisfaction, among other potential emerging needs.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Religious tourism and sacred sites in Asia. Author(s): Griffin, K. Raj, R. Yasuda, S.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 10) The rise of heritage and religious tourism to sacred sites in Oman. Author(s): Kessler, K. Raj, R.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 21) Entrepreneurship for religious tourism in Mumbai, India. Author(s): Yasuda, S.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 30) Spiritual tourism in sufism in south Asia. Author(s): Hasnu, S. A. F. Saad Aslam
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 38) Religious tourism in Azerbaijan: current challenges. Author(s): Liutikas, D.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 49) The sacred in caves and mountains: animist and Christian interfaces in the Philippines. Author(s): Labor, H. L. A.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 58) Religious tourism in the ideological framework of Chinese tourism education. Author(s): Korstanje, M. E. George, B. P.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 77) Pilgrimage and historical tourism on West Java: learning about history. Author(s): Hellman, J.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 87) To own the sacred, to control the people: a case study of the MahāBodhi Temple Complex in Bodhgayā, India. Author(s): Joshi, N.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 99) Branding the Buddha's birthplace: exploring Nepal's potential to become a destination of global Buddhist tourism. Author(s): Adhikari, D. Zhang JuYan
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 110) Religious migrations in contemporary Central Asia. Author(s): Mendikulova, G. Nadezhuk, E.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 118) Religious festival in tourism: a comparative perspective of the Aobao festival. Author(s): Yang JingJing Zhang LingYun
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 127) To brand Gandhara, the Ancient Buddhist Centre: Pakistan's potential to develop Buddhist tourism. Author(s): Zhang, J.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 138) Nankana Sahib as 'A symbol of religious coexistence'. Author(s): Abbasi, A. S.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 149) The destination marketing development of religious tourism in Uzbekistan: a case study. Author(s): Navruz-zoda, B. Navruz-zoda, Z.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 158) Religion and religious tourism: a case study of Kerala. Author(s): Pillai, S. K. B.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 166) Discussion questions. Author(s): Yasuda, S. Raj, R. Griffin, K.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Amity University, Haryana, Gurugram, India.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2018
  • ISBN
  • 9781786392343
  • Record Number
  • 20183343861