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

Muslim Friendly Services in Muslim and Non-Muslim Destinations: Benchmarking

Saniya Abdrakhmanova; Sedigheh Moghavvemi

Volume 5, Issue 2 , March 2022, , Pages 73-87


  The number of traveling Muslims has increased substantially, and demands for Islamic facilities and services that adhere to their religious practices are growing exponentially. This creates business opportunities for service providers in Muslim and non-Muslim countries alike. Propelled by the growth ...  Read More