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Cover for A risky delight: the dangers of being a participant in a Maltese <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Festa</i>.

This chapter examines the Maltese 'festa', a religious celebration honouring the patron saint of each town and village of the Maltese islands Malta and Gozo. The local feasts are typically celebrated with a display of fireworks; sometimes with animal races; always with band parades; and,...

Author(s)
Cassar, G.; Munro, D.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392282)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A transnational cult: St Rita of Cascia.

This chapter examines the veneration of St Rita of Cascia with reference to local perspectives: the relationship between the saint and the town of Cascia, with which she is identified. The chapter analyses the pilgrimage to Roccaporena in Cascia, with a reflection on the boundaries between...

Author(s)
Giacalone, F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392527)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ambassadors for the Kingdom: evangelical volunteers in Israel as long-term pilgrims.

This chapter explores the boundaries between tourism, volunteer work and pilgrimage. It examines contemporary evangelical Christian volunteer work in Israel as a case of 'long-term pilgrimage' in order to discuss the religious meanings that the volunteers attach to their time in Israel, the...

Author(s)
Engberg, A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647388)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for An ethnology of the foreign traveller to the shrine of St Nicholas of Bari, Italy.

This chapter brings to light the transnational nature of the cult of St Nicholas of Bari (Italy), which attracts Catholic and Orthodox pilgrims (Italians and Slavs), due to the particular appeal of the saint, a native of Myra. The analysis highlights the perspective of a French 'foreign traveller'...

Author(s)
Julliard, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392527)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for An opportunity unexploited: a pilgrim's observations on the potential of Muslim pilgrimage (Hajj).

This chapter discusses why the Muslim pilgrimage to Makkah (Hajj) is a disturbingly underutilized or unexploited business opportunity for the Islamic tourism industry, and puts forward suggestions to improve the utilization of its potential. The chapter assesses the potential benefits of Hajj from...

Author(s)
Acar, M.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394132)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Archaeotourism - the past is our future?

This chapter explores the issue of culture through the concept of archaeotourism as a distinctive form of tourism and more specifically as a distinctive specialized product for Irish tourism. The essence of this form of tourism is the conservation of the historical-archaeological sites and how...

Author(s)
McGettigan, F.; Rozenkiewicz, A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939236)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ashura and its commemoration in Ireland: a 'proxy' pilgrimage experience.

This chapter outlines the historical events that led to the celebration of Ashura by Shia Muslims, and how these are linked to the separate Muslim groupings. The various practices in the commemoration of Ashura are presented and in particular some of the most contentions elements are discussed. The ...

Author(s)
Griffin, K.; Faris, H. M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645230)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Battlefield tourism: the potential of Badr, Uhud and the Trench (Khandaq) battles for Islamic tourism.

This chapter discusses the role of battlefield tourism within the context of Islamic tourism. Drawing insights from dark and heritage tourism literature, the chapter discusses why people are interested in visiting historical sites associated with famous battles. It then introduces three key battles ...

Author(s)
Akbulut, O.; Ekİn, Y.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394132)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Branding the Buddha's birthplace: exploring Nepal's potential to become a destination of global Buddhist tourism.

This chapter presents a SWOT analysis of Nepal's potential for Buddhist tourism, and suggests that incorporating Buddhist tourism into the overall nation-branding campaign would not only accentuate the country's genuine heritage but also appeal to a large number of faith-inspired travellers....

Author(s)
Adhikari, D.; Zhang JuYan
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392343)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Challenges facing the sustainable development of slave trade routes and trails in Cameroon.

This chapter explores the recent growth of African American diaspora tourism as quasi-religious pilgrimage to the village of Bimbia, Cameroon, which served as a major slave port in the region. Having first discussed the historical development of slavery and slave trade routes in this region, the...

Author(s)
Enongene, V.; Griffin, K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390271)
Type
Book chapter

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