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Spiritual and religious tourism: motivations and management.

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This book provides insights into the development and management of sacred journeys, and the varying motivations for undertaking such journeys. The book is divided into three distinct parts. Part 1 aims to contribute towards the development of theoretical perspectives in the field. Part 2 undertakes studies of the processes and impacts of managing motivational elements of spiritual journeys, and Pa...


Chapter 10 (Page no: 97)

Managing the physical environment of the sacred tourist destination.

This chapter determines the influence of physical environment cues at the Mevlâna Museum at Konya in Turkey, in the context of religious tourism. For this case study four main aspects of the physical environment at the Mevlâna religious site were considered: (i) decoration; (ii) ambience; (iii) design; and (iv) layout. Visitors were surveyed as to the effects of these physical environment cues. The findings of the case study are expected to incentivize the museum management about the issues to improve their attractiveness.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction to spiritual and religious journeys. Author(s): Dowson, R. Raj, R. Yaqub, M. J.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 9) The role of ritual in sacred journeys. Author(s): Dowson, R.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 21) Motivations of the pilgrim to attend the annual pilgrimage of Hajj. Author(s): Yaqub, M. J.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 32) Islamic motivation for tourism and contradictions of the American tradition. Author(s): Korstanje, M. E.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 41) From spiritualism to a new paradigm in tourism: spiritual tourism and motivations. Author(s): Güzel, Ö. Sarİyİldİz, A.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 51) The selfie in Islamic pilgrimages as a communication tool in Hajj and Umrah. Author(s): Yasuda, S.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 59) Spiritual motivation for religious tourism destinations. Author(s): Idris, J.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 73) Pilgrim tourist motivations in religious heritage, culture and art. Author(s): Lidén, A.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 85) Diminishing religious cultural heritage of holy Makkah and Medina due to commercialization of the sacred event. Author(s): Qurashi, J.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 109) Motivations to visit sacred historical objects: the Lindisfarne Gospels' visit to Durham 2013 - a sacred journey? Author(s): Dowson, R.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 122) Visiting with a mission(ary) - engaging with stakeholders at New Zealand heritage sites. Author(s): Legget, J. Histen, S.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 135) The pilgrim goes to the festival: changes in daily life caused by the pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of the Abadia in Romaria, Brazil. Author(s): Marques, L. M. Silva, V. de P. da Santos, J. C. V.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 144) Managing catholic churches and sacred sites for protestant visitors to Malta. Author(s): Munro, D.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 153) The ancient wisdom and motivation of Shams-i Tabrezi or analogy of contemporary systems science and Shams-i Tabrezi ancient wisdom. Author(s): Jakulin, T. J.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 163) Inbound and outbound religious tourism in Turkey. Author(s): Akbulut, O. Ekİn, Y.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 174) Walking the way of St James: spiritual journeys to the cathedrals of sport. Author(s): Wright, R. K.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2019
  • ISBN
  • 9781786394163
  • Record Number
  • 20193341668