Worship & sightseeing: building a partnership approach to a ministry of welcome

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/311912
Title:
Worship & sightseeing: building a partnership approach to a ministry of welcome
Authors:
Wiltshier, Peter; Clarke, Alan
Abstract:
This paper explores diverse opportunities for partnerships between the sacred and secular at religious sites. It identifies ways in which tourism suppliers can work collaboratively with sacred sites to enable sites to meet the demands of contemporary secular and sacred stakeholders. In the review of contemporary literature we consider supply and demand issues, site management, key components of partnership, ecumenical co-creation resources, cost-benefit and marketing needs. The paper is predicated on the provision of information and interpretation services for guidance, and development of all of these services. Methodologically, a participant observation approach was employed to confirm that tourism fits the strategic intent of religious leaders. We consider that partnership at a national, diocesan and parish level is an important part in effective tourism development. Elements of community involvement; capacity building and in- community development through engaging stakeholders are discussed. The balance achieved between stakeholders is important, and in our context the balance between local government and the tourism industry, and between active partners and the passive policy community, reflects the aims of the sacred and the private sector key partners, and the wider social capacity building aspects of community development agendas and government.
Affiliation:
University of Derby; University of Pannonia
Issue Date:
2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/311912
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Culture, Lifestyle & Landscape Research Group; Department of Hotel, Resort & Spa Management

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWiltshier, Peteren
dc.contributor.authorClarke, Alanen
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-27T13:22:55Z-
dc.date.available2014-01-27T13:22:55Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/311912-
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores diverse opportunities for partnerships between the sacred and secular at religious sites. It identifies ways in which tourism suppliers can work collaboratively with sacred sites to enable sites to meet the demands of contemporary secular and sacred stakeholders. In the review of contemporary literature we consider supply and demand issues, site management, key components of partnership, ecumenical co-creation resources, cost-benefit and marketing needs. The paper is predicated on the provision of information and interpretation services for guidance, and development of all of these services. Methodologically, a participant observation approach was employed to confirm that tourism fits the strategic intent of religious leaders. We consider that partnership at a national, diocesan and parish level is an important part in effective tourism development. Elements of community involvement; capacity building and in- community development through engaging stakeholders are discussed. The balance achieved between stakeholders is important, and in our context the balance between local government and the tourism industry, and between active partners and the passive policy community, reflects the aims of the sacred and the private sector key partners, and the wider social capacity building aspects of community development agendas and government.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectCollaborationen
dc.subjectSightseeingen
dc.subjectPartnershipen
dc.subjectReligiousen
dc.subjectStakeholdersen
dc.subjectSacreden
dc.subjectSecularen
dc.subjectCommunityen
dc.titleWorship & sightseeing: building a partnership approach to a ministry of welcomeen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Pannoniaen
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