Document Type : Original Article


Assistant Professor, Department of Tourism, Faculty of Economics, Management and Accounting, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran



In the 21st century, the meaning of place is important to people. Meanings have gained symbolic importance through tourism heritage. Tourism is a powerful force in shaping the world and our individual understanding of different cultures, people and places. Using the descriptive-analytical method based on library documents and the opinion of research experts, this research investigates the complexities of religious tourism and the management of religious destinations and obtains criteria for the management of religious goals with a detailed look. Then, using research experts and ISM-PLS hybrid approach, a three-level framework for managing religious goals in Yazd city has been presented and analyzed. According to the results, the government's decisions and actions were recognized as the most effective criteria, and the ultimate goal was to create a sense of trust and security among religious tourists. It is hoped that the findings of this research will be a starting point for the management of religious tourism destinations and a guide for examining the complexities of Islamic tourism destinations and their management.