Tourism to religious sites, case studies from Hungary and England: exploring paradoxical views on tourism, commodification and cost–benefits

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/291045
Title:
Tourism to religious sites, case studies from Hungary and England: exploring paradoxical views on tourism, commodification and cost–benefits
Authors:
Wiltshier, Peter; Clarke, Alan
Abstract:
The application of systems theory to tourism development has a pedigree that has largely been derived from econometrics and macro–economic theory (Baggio et al., 2010; Franch et al., 2010; Choi and Sirakaya, 2006; Schianetz and Kavanagh, 2007, 2008; Dwyer et al., 2010). This paper identifies opportunities and some barriers to developing sites of religious worship for tourism to maximise income and engage appropriate resources allocation strategies. The authors have investigated tourism development that is sympathetic to sacred purposes at these sites over several years. Religious sites are now acknowledging that homogeneous supply responses may no longer be appropriate. Each special site demands a heterogeneous response of site guardians to changeable demand and careful evaluation of how to maximise income generated from very limited resources. This necessitates improved skills in guardians to build appropriate point of sale products and services that fit with consumption expectations and are congruent with sacred purpose.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Publisher:
Inderscience Publishers
Journal:
International Journal of Tourism Policy
Issue Date:
10-Sep-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/291045
Additional Links:
http://inderscience.metapress.com/content/p5k83k588877526t/
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Series/Report no.:
Volume 4; Number 2
ISSN:
1750-4104
Appears in Collections:
Department of Hotel, Resort & Spa Management

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWiltshier, Peteren
dc.contributor.authorClarke, Alanen
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-13T16:19:22Z-
dc.date.available2013-05-13T16:19:22Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-10-
dc.identifier.issn1750-4104-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/291045-
dc.description.abstractThe application of systems theory to tourism development has a pedigree that has largely been derived from econometrics and macro–economic theory (Baggio et al., 2010; Franch et al., 2010; Choi and Sirakaya, 2006; Schianetz and Kavanagh, 2007, 2008; Dwyer et al., 2010). This paper identifies opportunities and some barriers to developing sites of religious worship for tourism to maximise income and engage appropriate resources allocation strategies. The authors have investigated tourism development that is sympathetic to sacred purposes at these sites over several years. Religious sites are now acknowledging that homogeneous supply responses may no longer be appropriate. Each special site demands a heterogeneous response of site guardians to changeable demand and careful evaluation of how to maximise income generated from very limited resources. This necessitates improved skills in guardians to build appropriate point of sale products and services that fit with consumption expectations and are congruent with sacred purpose.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInderscience Publishersen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolume 4en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNumber 2en
dc.relation.urlhttp://inderscience.metapress.com/content/p5k83k588877526t/en
dc.subjectReligious tourismen
dc.subjectVisitationen
dc.subjectReligious sitesen
dc.subjectIncome generationen
dc.titleTourism to religious sites, case studies from Hungary and England: exploring paradoxical views on tourism, commodification and cost–benefitsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Tourism Policyen
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