The Role of Theatre, Rituals and Religious Ceremonies in Improving the Concept of Spiritual Tourism (Case Study: Iran)

Asadollah Zareei; Abbas namjoo

Volume 3, Issue 1 , September 2018, , Pages 122-135

  Spiritual tourism and fulfilling its promotion and development is one of the challenges of this recently blooming industry during the last decade. Such matter must be reconsidered by the society inside the country on one hand, and promoting and organizing such approach internationally on the other. To ...  Read More

The Potential Retreat of a New Normal Tourism in Bali

I Gede Sutarya

Volume 4, Issue 2 , February 2020, , Pages 237-251

  Bali tourism decrease in growth since March 2020 due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Irrespective of the decrease in growth, retreat tourism products still survive with a few numbers of tourist. This resilience occurs because it is categorized as a small-scale business. The facts led to explore the potential ...  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 Role of Women’s Creativity in the Development of Intangible Cultural Heritage with Creative Tourism Approach (Case Study: Uraman region)

Masoumeh Momeni; Seyyed Saeed Hashemi; Mohammad Hossein Imani Khoshkhoo; Mansour Ghanian

Volume 5, Issue 2 , March 2022, , Pages 103-130

  Nowadays, creativity has become a strategy in tourism development; cities and regions that want to increase their attractiveness to the creative class must support creative industries. Intangible cultural heritage (ICH), as a unique advantage in the tourism industry, provides global competitiveness for ...  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

Economic Sharing Based “Tri Hita Karana” as A Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of Spiritual Tourism in Bali

I Gede Sutarya

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2023, , Pages 131-147

  Bali tourism faced conflict with the local community because of the utilization and commodification of sacred and forest areas. The first sacred area conflict occurred in 1994, based on the use of the sacred land “Tanah Lot” become tourists resort namely Bali Nirvana Resort (BNR). Furthermore, ...  Read More

Tourists’ Perceived Authenticity Regarding the Definition of Cultural Destinations in Iran

Sahar Movahedi; Seyed Saeed Hashemi

Volume 5, Issue 1 , August 2021, , Pages 133-156

  Nowadays, the generated and shared content on tourist perceptions in social media is considered a fresh and far-reaching way to introduce the concept of the destination image. Destination decision-makers attempt to use this content to provide a deep understanding of tourism supply and demand. Marketers ...  Read More

The Role of Spirituality in Young Peoples’ Wellness and Travel

Melanie Smith; Robert Kiss; Inge Yan Fong Chan

Volume 5, Issue 2 , March 2022, , Pages 131-144

  The aim of this paper is to explore young people’s perceptions of spirituality as well as analyzing the role that spirituality plays in their wellness and travel. The work builds on previous studies that examined young peoples’ attitudes to spirituality, as well as research that examined ...  Read More

Identifying and Prioritizing Spiritual Health Factors Effective on Tourism Stakeholders’ Resilience

,Golnoush Jabbari; Mohammad Hossein Imani Khoshkhoo; Mehdi Basouli; Mir Mohamad Asadi

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2023, , Pages 149-167

  Stakeholders of the tourism industry are facing crises with many stress factors. Resilience is one of the most essential human abilities in critical situations. To improve the resilience of the stakeholders of the tourism industry, paying attention to spiritual health is very important. Spiritual health ...  Read More

Movement, Journey, and Tourism in Rumi’s Poetry and Mysticism

Mojtaba EbadiFath

Volume 5, Issue 1 , August 2021, , Pages 157-174

  In Mysticism, traveling and journeys are considered the essentials for self-knowledge, evolution, and theology. This research with a descriptive-analytical method tries to analyze the life, writings, and the legacy of Rumi - as one of the most prominent and influential mystics of history - in order to ...  Read More

Identifying and Introducing Capabilities of Iranian Music with Regard to Concerning the Music Tourism

Majid Akhshabi; Mousa Farrokhi

Volume 5, Issue 2 , March 2022, , Pages 145-165

  Fine arts can be considered the most precious and original cultural manifestations of nations. Today, the attractiveness and function of these arts in the tourism industry are considered an obvious matter. It is estimated that the cultural tourism market size is about 40% of the total international tourist ...  Read More

Identifying and Explaining the Effective Components of Sports Tourism in the Sublimity of Culture and Sportsmanship

Javad Madani; Rahim Zare; Ahmad Mahmoudi

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2023, , Pages 169-181

  Sports tourism is one of the most attractive types of tourism that occurs in different regions and countries. This tourism type is effective in economic fields and extremely significant in cultural and sportsmanship contexts. To this end, the current research aimed to identify and explain the ...  Read More

The Role of Spiritual Perception on the Feeling of Cohesion in the Period of Corona pandemic by Attending the Religious Site of Ibn Baboyeh

mahdieh shahrabi farahani

Volume 5, Issue 1 , August 2021, , Pages 175-196

  Spiritual perception is a concept to gain spiritual experience, a sense of closeness, connection to nature, and inner peace. In this case, the cohesion feeling is a general direction of human life that determines the degree of human resistance to life's pressures, stresses, and hardships. When it comes ...  Read More

Promoting Traditional Cuisine as a Cultural Tourism Product: A Local Community’s Involvement Approach

Zahra Nadalipour; Afsheen Hassan Rathore; Sahar Fazeli Tabar

Volume 5, Issue 2 , March 2022, , Pages 167-185

  The potential of a destination to offer distinct local foods influences its image and brand, which in turn results in attracting tourists. In addition, it can be considered a tool to promote a given destination. From a sustainable perspective, culinary tourism provides local communities with a range ...  Read More

Study relation of cultural intelligence with manager performance of Tour and Travel Agencies

Mohammad Reza Asadi Zarch; Mohammad Najjarzadeh

Volume 5, Issue 1 , August 2021, , Pages 197-219

  This study examined the relationship between cultural intelligence and managers’ performance of travel agencies. The study is applied research in terms of objectives, and this is correlational descriptive research in terms of collecting and analyzing data. The study population consisted of 500 ...  Read More

Spiritual Tourism as Sustainable Tourism in Bali

I Gede Sutarya

Volume 5, Issue 2 , March 2022, , Pages 187-198

  In 2000, spiritual tourism began to develop in Bali. The development of spiritual tourism started to occur in Ubud, which is a rural tourism area. This spiritual tourism is an alternative to the mass tourism developing in Bali, which is in Denpasar and Badung. Mass tourism has brought various environmental, ...  Read More

The Role of Family Tombs in Developing and Strengthening Spiritual Tourism (A case study of Isfahan Takht-e-Foulad Cemetery)

Zahra Torki; Morteza Nosoohi

Volume 5, Issue 1 , August 2021, , Pages 221-234

  The cemetery has been used as an indigenous urban space, a place for social interactions, the memories of survivors, and the cultural identity of the legibility of urban areas in the past. For example, Takht-e-Foolad Cemetery is one of the most valuable cemeteries in the Shiite world. Takht-e Foulad ...  Read More

Relationship between Tourism, Religion and Spirituality

Manoochehr Jahanian

Volume 5, Issue 2 , March 2022, , Pages 199-210

  Tourism covers all the visitor's activity from the beginning to the end of the trip. It is a journey made for business, experience, relaxation, pleasure and learning. This trip can be rooted in the beliefs and culture of the tourist and based his values. In this case, tourism activities can change the ...  Read More

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