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IJTCS has received the Grade B in 2023 evaluation by the MSRT Commission for Scientific Journals (Journal's Grade by Iran MSRT)

International Journal of Tourism, Culture and Spirituality (IJTCS) is an international double blind peer reviewed Semiannual publication which publishes high quality papers on Tourism within the dimensions of Culture and Spirituality. IJTCS is an open access publication, The following manuscript format can be published in the journal: Original article, Case studies, review article, systematic review and meta-analysis on topics related to journal scope. IJTCS is following of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and complies with the highest ethical standards in accordance with ethical laws.

Review Process:

The process of the initial review takes 3 to 7 days and the review process takes 1 to 3 months.

Plagiarism Check:

It is mandatory to submit the report of Plagiarism (Similarity) Check by Plagiarism Detection Softwares such as iThenticate, Quetext, Duplo Checker and other accurate plagiarism detection softwares when submitting the manuscript.

Call for Reviewers

IJTCS is looking for researchers interested in helping on the volunteer Advisory Board. Reviewers are expected to write reviews in a timely, responsibly and constructive manner. IJTCS would appreciate reviewers who insightfully, accurately and fairly review manuscripts towards realization of scientific quality as one of the most important objectives of IJTCS. If you are interested to review for IJTCS, please send your application and resume via ijts@usc.ac.ir. or directly to the Scientific & Executive Manager E-mail: nadalipour.z@gmail.com


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Evaluating Stakeholder Feedback on Gurara Waterfalls: Insights into its Cultural Connection

Gabriel Hassan Zhiri; Nathan Thomas

Volume 6, Issue 2 , December 2023, Pages 1-18


  Recreation centres worldwide serve as prominent attractions, offering visitors opportunities for relaxation and enjoyment. Within the continuously growing hospitality industry, there is significant potential for international investment and foreign exchange. This study delves into the cultural significance ...  Read More

Futures Studies of Food Tourism based on Structural Analysis

Mohsen Torabi; Mohammad Reza Fathi; Samaneh Raeesi Nafchi; Samane Sabalani

Volume 6, Issue 2 , December 2023, Pages 19-44


  The purpose of this work is to use structural analysis to create believable scenarios of Iranian food tourism. In the present study, to formulate plausible scenarios, first by reviewing the literature and interviewing experts, 37 factors affecting food tourism were extracted. The variables affecting ...  Read More

Exploring the Role of Sport Tourism on the Cultural and Moral Promotion of Society

Rahim Zare; Ahmad Mahmoudi; Zahra HemmatYar

Volume 6, Issue 2 , December 2023, Pages 45-56


  Sports tourism is one of the types of tourism that has an increasing growth in the tourism industry. Its effects are evident in all dimensions and fields, and there is a need to explain the role of this type of tourism on promoting the culture and ethics of the host society. Therefore, the main goal ...  Read More

Developing a Cultural Tourism Scenario in Iran

Faeze Sadat Mirfakhradini; Mehdi Karoubi

Volume 6, Issue 2 , December 2023, Pages 57-75


  This research aims to identify the factors that influence the growth of cultural tourism in Iran and propose a corresponding model. Following the identification of these factors, a scenario is written to optimize their utilization. The research employs a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods ...  Read More

A Meta-Synthesis Study of Sustainable Development of Cultural Tourism at World Heritage Sites

Mohanna Nikbin

Volume 6, Issue 2 , December 2023, Pages 77-96


  This study presents a significant contribution to the field of sustainable cultural tourism at world heritage sites, a crucial area in light of the World Tourism Organization's (WTO) projections for 2030. Employing a comprehensive and integrated approach, the research systematically synthesizes existing ...  Read More

The Role of Wellness Tourism in Tourist’s Spiritual Health (Case Study; Baghestan Recreation and Tourism Village)

Mahdieh Shahrabi Farahani; Mina Ramezanloo

Volume 6, Issue 2 , December 2023, Pages 97-123


  Wellness tourism has become a growing market in the tourism industry, which has a high potential of development. Wellness tourism is tourists with motivations for acquiring health and wellbeing who choose a trip with awareness and reliance. As a result, wellness tourism starts on a trip to the outside ...  Read More

Exploring the Emotional Dimensions of Religious and Spiritual Tourism: A Study of Visitors to the Ascension Cathedral in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Saniya Abdrakhmanova; Tamana Anand; Sedigheh Moghavvemi

Volume 6, Issue 2 , December 2023, Pages 123-143


  Prior research has extensively examined the motivating factors driving tourists to visit religious sites; however, there has been a noticeable gap in understanding the emotional experiences of tourists during these visits. The primary objective of this study is to explore and quantify the emotional states, ...  Read More

Developing the Role of Intermediaries in the Creative Tourism Value Chain Case Study: A Cultural Travel to the West Europe

Mehrnoosh Bastenegar

Volume 6, Issue 2 , December 2023, Pages 145-158


  Tourist development today, coupled with advancements in information and communication technology, has rendered the traditional tourism value chain inefficient. Certain segments of the chain lack functionality or exhibit very weak functionality, failing to create added value. Among these segments are ...  Read More

Tourism and Spirituality: An Evolving Relationship

Richard Sharpley

Volume 1, Issue 1 , December 2016, , Pages 8-24


  A connection has long existed between tourism and spirituality. More specifically, travel for spiritual purposes has for centuries been a popular manifestation of human mobility. Pilgrimage and other spiritually-motivated travel is widely considered to be one of the earliest forms of tourism and nowadays, ...  Read More

Components of Spirituality in Creative Tourism

Ali Hasani; Mehrnoosh Bastenegar

Volume 1, Issue 1 , December 2016, , Pages 67-90


  Spirituality is a universal and human phenomenon which is not restricted to any religions or religious groups. In fact, spiritual experiences are thought of as special human experiences which give meaning to life. Such enlightening experiences make man connect to a higher being. Therefore, spiritual ...  Read More

Cultural Diversity Management and Organizational Outcome in Tourism Businesses Workplace: Spirituality as a mediator

Afsaneh Pourjam

Volume 4, Issue 2 , February 2020, , Pages 219-235


  While categorization of human beings into various subgroups in terms of their race, ethnicity, gender, religion, nationality and alike is not a new phenomenon but such a diversity in communities all around the world has drawn much attention to the issue in recent years due to the increasing importance ...  Read More

Planning for Sustainable Tourism: An Alternative Paradigm

Larry Dwyer

Volume 1, Issue 1 , December 2016, , Pages 28-43


  This paper highlights key characteristics of the current mindset identified as responsible for increasing costs (private and public) associated with tourism industry expansion globally. It then identifies common elements of an alternative paradigm, contrasting its features with those of the established ...  Read More

The Spirituality of Green Travel and Tourism

Azilah Kasim

Volume 1, Issue 1 , December 2016, , Pages 116-124


  In todays’ world of climate change and increasing pollution, the concept of green travel and tourism has been proposed as a possible mitigating solution. However, the pace with which tourists embrace this new concept is slow. It can be argued that the reluctance to embrace is linked to the inability ...  Read More

Study of Short Videos Uploaded on the Instagram platform Related to Sustainable Cross-Cultural Communication Management Cases of Iran and Oman

Leila Babakhani; Mohammad Hossein Imani Khoshkhoo

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 March 2023


  Technological development, especially over the past few years has influenced the quality of human lives considerably. According to the World Tourism Organization, the internet plays a crucial role in tourism, since it provides an opportunity for access to tourists across the world and it has the most ...  Read More

The presentation of a cultural marketing model based on the destination's cultural elements (Case Study: Shiraz)

Maryam Araghy; Mohammad Hossein Imani Khoshkhoo; Manouchehr Jahanian; Mahdieh Shahrabi Farahani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 October 2022

  this study seeks to propose a cultural marketing model based on the cultural characteristics of the tourism destination of Shiraz. The research was conducted using a qualitative research method as well as semi-structured interviews with tourism and marketing specialists. Based on the rational approach ...  Read More

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