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Drawing on existing research in the fields of pilgrimage and tourism studies, the introduction to this special issue reviews the ways in which guiding has been theorized and explored within the two fields, therefore putting them in dialogue with one another. Presenting guiding as a form of...
This article uses the personalised political tour of the Falls Road as a case study with which to unpack the debate on political tourism in Northern Ireland. It shows how significant the walking mode of tourist transport is to the tourist experience and how integrated and effective it is in the...
Journeys, labeled pilgrimages, appear to be flourishing in many parts of the world, not least owing to advances in transportation and communication technologies and growing tourism industries. However, surprisingly little research covers the role played by travel agencies and their professional...
This article focuses on two Catholic pilgrimages in Bosnia–Herzegovina in order to analyse the similarities and differences between them with regard to forms of religious tourism and variety of interpretations of pilgrimages. Based on ethnographic data gathered in Bosnia–Herzegovina, the...
More than 20 years after the fall of the Communist regime, we are witnessing the unprecedented development of religious pilgrimage in Romania, a country where, according to the latest census, 84 percent of the population self-identify as Orthodox Christian. Apart from the pilgrimages to...
This article examines the contribution of guiding to pilgrims’ negotiation of space and experience of place in religious pilgrimage. Written from an anthropological perspective and limited to selected national, regional, and local Christian pilgrimages in Costa Rica, it focuses on the roles,...
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