Artículo Year: 2008 Vol.: 6 No.: 3 pp.: 419-433 Language: Español

Religious Events as Special Interest Tourism. A Spanish Experience

Author: Angeles Rubio Gil, Javier de Esteban Curiel

This paper contributes to the development of the theoretical understanding in the field of religious tourism management by considering the Pilgrimage of the Dew as an alternative paradigm of analysis, which has been constituted in a destination able to host a very large number of travellers (pilgrims), in a very short period of time (3 days), without damaging the environment, ecologic and social, due to the own anthropologic character istics of this form of travelling that gives priority to the huma experience more than the market consumption. Thus, the model researched in this paper through the concept of "social capital" is opportune due to the confluence in the analysis of different social sciences (anthropology, economy and sociology) and from the theory and technique of tourism, concluding that the maintenance of the authenticity and sustainability of this form of religious tourism should be planned not on the basis of a real state model as currently, but on the unseasonality and a much better and regulated quality of the services provided.

ISSN: 1695-7121
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