Document Type : Original Article


Assistant Professor, Department of Tourism, Faculty of Economics, Management and Accounting, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran


In the 21st century, the meaning of places is essential to people. Meanings have
gained 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 of religious tourism and the 
management of religious destinations. It obtains criteria for managing religious 
goals with a detailed look and uses the descriptive-analytical method based on 
library documents and the opinion of research experts. Then, using research experts 
and ISM-PLS hybrid approach, a three-level framework for managing religious 
goals in Yazd city has been presented and analyzed. The results showed that the 
government's decisions and actions were the most effective criteria. The ultimate 
goal was to create a sense of trust and security among religious tourists. It is hoped 
that the findings of this research will be a starting point for managing religious 
tourism destinations and a guide for examining the complexities of Islamic tourism 
destinations and their management.

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