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

Identifying the Dimensions of Pilgrims' Experience (The Case of Arba'een Pilgrims)

Mostafa Esmaeili Mahyari; Mohammad Ghaffari; vahid Noormandi

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2023, , Pages 91-110


  Most existing research on pilgrims and religious tourists has focused on their motivation, with limited attention to their actual experiences. This knowledge gap is particularly apparent in the Islamic context, where understanding the experiences of pilgrims and religious tourists is crucial for predicting ...  Read More

On The Effect of Religious Tourism on Spiritual Health and Culture

Sayed Mahdi Rahmati; Mojtaba Rajabi

Volume 5, Issue 2 , March 2022, , Pages 1-12


  Pilgrimage can be considered as one of the oldest manifestations of religious tourism history and it is coupled with the formation of religions among human beings. On the one hand, the shrines of the religious personalities enjoy a special place in religious convergence, and on the other hand, it is ...  Read More

Presenting a Model for Development of Religious Tourism in Mazandaran Province (Case study: Sari city)

Mona Sadat; Mohammad Hossein Imani Khoshkhoo

Volume 5, Issue 2 , March 2022, , Pages 89-102


  Religious tourism is one of the world's most critical current types of tourism, especially in Islamic countries such as Iran, which has a high potential for development and progress in this field. However, the development of this type of tourism in our country is not restricted to only religious cities ...  Read More

The Role of Religious Tourism and Empirical Marketing in the Development of Entrepreneurial Sports Opportunities in Mashhad

Ahmad Mahmoudi; Mohammad Hosein Ghorbani; Bahador Azizi; Saman Mehri; Hosein Bahador

Volume 5, Issue 1 , August 2021, , Pages 77-102


  This study investigates the role of religious tourism and experimental marketing in developing entrepreneurial sports opportunities in Mashhad. As the first step, the study's statistical population consisted of all tourists in Mashhad who have been there for at least one week for religious tourism and ...  Read More

The Eye of Insight and Spiritual Tourism in Islamic Mysticism and Eastern Philosophy

Mohammad Rasool Imani Khoshkhoo

Volume 2, Issue 1 , June 2017, , Pages 40-60


  Religious tourism is a kind of tourism that nowadays is defined by the elements of the spiritual motivation of the tourists rather than the destination of this tourism. This paper aims to introduce The Eye of Insight Islamic mysticism and Third Eye in the philosophy of the East and to investigate the ...  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