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Take it or leave it?

Expectations, frustrations and gratifications of visitors at religious heritage sites

Faith-based (heritage) tourism is a key contributor to the economy and adds to the attractiveness of cities, villages and regions. However, religious sites are visited as heritage sites rather than religious sites and visitors expect to be treated as visitors rather... Lees meer

Towards five hundred years of Reformation

How does religious travel contribute to inbound tourism in Germany?

In 2015, for the first time ever, around eighty million overnights stays were made by foreign visitors in Germany, up by 5.4 per cent compared to 2014 and a twenty million increase when looking back to 2010. Germany’s most important source markets contributing to this... Lees meer

Putting religious heritage on the map

The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe and religious heritage tourism

Europe offers a wide variety of historic and cultural tourism itineraries crossing several regions and countries and providing a living example of the rich and impressive European common heritage. The Council of Europe launched the Cultural Routes programme in 1987,... Lees meer