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

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

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

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: a Tool for Spirituality Development Hamid

Hamid Zargham Boroujeny

Volume 2, Issue 1 , June 2017, Pages 62-72


  Tourism development is considered an important tool in promoting economic growth, alleviating poverty, and advancing spirituality development. This paper aims to review the relationship between tourism and spirituality and to explain how tourism development could contribute to spirituality development ...  Read More

The Role of Paradigmatic Approach in Conceptualizing Interdisciplinary Studies on Spiritual Tourism

Mahdi Ebrahimi; Fatemeh Saberian

Volume 2, Issue 1 , June 2017, Pages 73-88


  Comprehensive and reliable conceptual definition of concepts can be considered as the first step toward managing the phenomena based on those concepts. Spiritual tourism is a multidimensional phenomenon with different mixed concepts such as spiritual experience, spiritual tourist, achieving spirituality ...  Read More