Capacity of Hajj Pilgrimage in Creating Spirituality

Seyed Mehdi Hosseini; Aliasghar Davodi

Volume 5, Issue 1 , August 2021, , Pages 1-11

  Hajj pilgrimage is one of the divine duties that is held every year by pilgrims. In addition to the jurisprudential issues of Hajj, the pilgrimage of Hajj has many individual, social, and political effects. This pilgrimage provides an opportunity for the pilgrims to gain spirituality. Anther role of ...  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

Design and Measurement of Religious Tourism Destination Management Model in Yazd Province

Faeze Sadat Mirfakhradini

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2023, , Pages 1-22

  In the 21st century, the meaning of places is essential to people. Meanings havegained symbolic importance through tourism heritage. Tourism is a powerful force in shaping the world and our understanding of different cultures, people, and places. This research investigates the complexities ...  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

Creative Tourism and Its Role in the Flourishment of Religious Creativity and Spiritualism

Mehrab Sadeghnia; Hamideh Amiryazdani

Volume 3, Issue 1 , September 2018, , Pages 9-25

  The main motivations behind creative tourism, as a new form of tourism in the postmodern world, consist in achieving a new understanding of the “self” and the pursuit of “meaning,” “identity,” and “authenticity,” which have transformed the paradigm of tourism. ...  Read More

Spirituality: A Way to Realise Sustainable Tourism


Volume 3, Issue 2 , March 2019, , Pages 9-18

  When deliberating on the spiritual dimension of tourism, one key question is that how individuals are seeking for their life meaning and experiences of divine existence, as well as their connectedness as subjectively lived during their travel.  In fact, tourism is closely connected to religion which ...  Read More

Volunteer Tourism; an Approach to Realize Spirituality (A New Look of Iranian Pro-Poor Tourism)

Ali Asghar Shalbafian; Neda Zarandian

Volume 4, Issue 1 , October 2019, , Pages 9-31

  Spirituality in the present world has surpassed different geographical, racial, religious, gender, and etc. boundaries. The issue has emerged under such different titles as religion, originality, the meaning of life, etc., and raised a number of debates. The enthusiasm in seeking meaning has been manifested ...  Read More

Spiritual awakening leading to a search for meaning through travel

Greg Willson

Volume 2, Issue 1 , June 2017, , Pages 10-23

  Arguably, all people are spiritual. We will, at different stages, seek meaning and connection, and seek transcendence through self-improvement. Often, this personal quest will begin or resume, or be addressed more fervently after a personal event that leads to an awakening of one’s spirituality. ...  Read More

The Impact of Spirituality and Ethical Values on Tour Operator’s Performance: The Role of Empathy and Commitment

Fatemeh Yavarigohar; Fereshteh Mansourimoayyed; Mehdi Karoubi

Volume 4, Issue 2 , February 2020, , Pages 125-148

  Today, we confront forces bringing spiritual and ethical values into business which have together has a meaningful concept for each business. Nowadays, the growing attention to ethical issues in workplaces has caused the organizations tend to set ethical codes. However, the results of recent studies ...  Read More

The Effect of Literary Tourism on Increasing Re-Visits to Tourism Destinations through Spirituality and Authenticity

Yazdan Shirmohammadi; Zeinab Hashemi Baghi

Volume 5, Issue 1 , August 2021, , Pages 13-36

  Literary tourism is a sort of cultural tourism that deals with places and occasions from fictional texts and the lives of their authors. This might be related to a novel or a writer, such as going to a poet's grave. Literary tourism is, in fact, a kind of Tourism that adds to the knowledge and information ...  Read More

Evaluation of Effective Factors on Creating Social Bond in Religious Tourists Using the Services of Recreational-Sports Complexes in Mashhad

Mehdi Karoubi; Vahid Saat chian; Sahar PirJamadi; Ahmad Mahmoudi; Saman Mehri

Volume 5, Issue 2 , March 2022, , Pages 13-28

  The study aims to evaluate the effective factors on creating a social bond in religious tourists using the services of recreational-sports complexes in Mashhad. The research method was quantitative with a structural equation model approach. The statistical population of the study was religious tourists ...  Read More

Future Study of Spiritual Tourism based on Cross Impact Matrix and Soft Systems Methodology

Mohammad Reza Fathi; Mohammad Hasan Maleki; Can Deniz KOKSAL; Nedim Yuzbaşıoğlu; Vahid Ahmadi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , March 2019, , Pages 19-41

  The main purpose of this study is identifying influential factors on the future of spiritual tourism and formulation of plausible scenario for it. From philosophical point of view, this paper is pragmatic, exploratory from target’s point of view and it’s practical. It’s a survey research ...  Read More

The Soul: The Intersection between Wellness, Travel, Religion, and Spirituality

Daniel H. Olsen

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2023, , Pages 23-35

  Many people travel in search of life-altering experiences, which, in the form of epiphanies, lead to a profound and positive transformation in their daily lives. This paper focuses on the intersections of religion, spirituality, and wellness, and how similar experiences in these areas can be interpreted ...  Read More

Futures studies of Tourism with a Spirituality Perspective

Manoochehr Jahanian

Volume 2, Issue 1 , June 2017, , Pages 24-39

  Supposing that today’s growing range of human needs with the increasing growth of technology is not only limited to material dimensions but non-material aspects are of an undeniable role in the human self-actualization. In this regard, the concept of spirituality dramatically manifests itself in ...  Read More

Aesthetics and the Manifestation of Spirituality in Islamic- Iranian Art and Architecture with an Emphasis on Conceptual Symbols from the Perspective of Tourism

Mohammad Aghazadeh

Volume 3, Issue 1 , September 2018, , Pages 26-56

  As one of the richest intellectual domains of mankind, Islamic culture has played a prominent role in the formation of diverse dimensions of Islamic community. In this regard, the rich Islamic art, which is intermixed with the elegance of Islamic architecture, is regarded as one of the aspects of Towhid ...  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 influence of spiritual experience on the brand of religious place

Yazdan Shirmohammadi; Parisa Abyaran

Volume 4, Issue 1 , October 2019, , Pages 33-55

  This paper studies a theoretical model of moderated mediation in which religious learning assists as an intervening mechanism that explains the moderated relationships between brand image and the dimensions of travel benefits (tranquility and health). The study also considers the four dimensions of direct ...  Read More

Tourism and Escaping Quotidian Interactions; A Philosophical Analysis Based on the Islamic Mystical Vision of Human Nature

Mohammad Rasool Imani Khoshkhoo

Volume 4, Issue 2 , February 2020, , Pages 149-163

  Recreation and entertainment are among the major objectives and intentions of tourism. The reasons put forward by tourists include escaping quotidian life and social interactions. Relying on the Muslim mystics’ view of the real nature of human being, this article offers an analysis of escaping ...  Read More

The effect of tourists' memories on Tourist purchasing behavior: An approach to spiritual tourism (Case Study: Tourists in Mashhad)

Omid Behboodi; Masoomeh Arabshahi; Marziyeh Pashaee

Volume 5, Issue 2 , March 2022, , Pages 29-49

  The growing and accelerated growth of the tourism industry has led many scholars to call the twentieth century the century of tourism. The tourism industry is one of the most important phenomena of the present century. This study aimed to investigate the effect of commemorative memoirs of tourists on ...  Read More

Investigating the Role of Spiritual Orientation on Tourists' Morale with the Mediating Role of Spiritual Well-being

Akbar Bahmani; Samira Motaghi; Farshid Aslani

Volume 5, Issue 1 , August 2021, , Pages 37-57

  In modern eras, travels with spiritual motivation have been accompanied by significant growth. The present study is aimed to investigate the role of spiritual orientation on the morale of tourists with the mediating role of spiritual wellbeing. In terms of purpose, the present study is applied research, ...  Read More

Designing an Experience-Based Tourism Model for Creative Cultural Attractions (Case Study: Tehran City)

Majid Farhadi Uonaki; Manoochehr Jahanian

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2023, , Pages 37-60

  This study aimed to create an experience-based tourism model for creative cultural attractions. This research is mixed in terms of methodology. In the qualitative part, the qualitative content analysis method was used. The statistical population for this part was experts who were selected ...  Read More

In Search of a Common Experience: Comparative study on Tourists' Spiritual Experiences in Relation to the Various Types of Tourism

Mohammad Hossein Imani Khoshkhoo; Zahra Nadalipour

Volume 2, Issue 1 , June 2017, , Pages 42-67

  The objective of this study is to investigate the extent of spirituality in various types of tourism, and to test the hypothesis of the existence of common spiritual experiences among all types of tourists. McKercher's typology of cultural tourists and Norman's (2012) typology of tourists' spiritual ...  Read More

Spiritual understanding and experience in the creative tourism of gastronomy

Mehrnoosh Bastenegar; Ali Hassani

Volume 3, Issue 2 , March 2019, , Pages 43-67

  By producing the paradigm of creative tourism, the knowledge increasing discipline of tourism invites tourists to visit and interact with the unique and live culture of societies instead of just sightseeing in museums and ancient monuments. In this paradigm, tourists engage all of their senses in the ...  Read More

A Comparative Study of Spirituality in Monotheistic Religions; Focusing on Travel

Mohammad Hossein Imani Khoshkhoo; Mahdieh Shahrabi Farahani

Volume 3, Issue 1 , September 2018, , Pages 57-82

  Religion is the core and key element of human life and as a travel organizer, it has played an important role in human life from the past to the present. The essence of a human being has been founded based on the primordial nature and spiritual dimension, which is not merely composed of material dimensions ...  Read More

Aspects of Spirituality in Eco-Lodges’ Landscape in Iran (from the Perspective of Tourists)

Mahdieh sabaghpour azarian; Mohammadreza Rezvani; Vajhollah Ghorbanizadeh; Mohammad Hossein Imani Khoshkhoo

Volume 4, Issue 1 , October 2019, , Pages 57-79

  It is truly undeniable that tourism is a system leading to epistemology and resulting in spiritual growth and excellence. The mission of the journey lies in its spiritual achievements and eco-lodges provide the potential context for mutual interconnections and gaining meaning and excellence. Therefore, ...  Read More