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Title: Religious tourism as a tool for sustainability: the case of Cyprus
Authors: Varnavas, Andreas 
Rodosthenous, Nicos 
Vogazianos, Paris 
Major Field of Science: Social Sciences
Field Category: Economics and Business
Keywords: Byzantine music;Religious tourism;Seasonality;Sustainability
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2018
Source: Journal of Social Sciences Research, 2018, vol. 4, no. 11, pp. 285-293
Volume: 4
Issue: 11
Start page: 285
End page: 293
Journal: Journal of Social Sciences Research 
Abstract: The sustainable development of tourism is still a huge challenge. In this paper, we regard Cyprus's religious tourism as a special form of tourism that can enrich Cyprus' tourism products while providing a way to alleviate the adverse effects of mass tourism and support sustainability. Although evidence is provided in the literature about the role of religious tourism as an alternative form of tourism, no formal method has been incorporated into this role. The study investigated the determinants and prospects of religious tourism in Cyprus and how it is supported by local residents' understanding of the concept and prospects of religious tourism and its links to local traditions and culture. This is the first step in making relevant bodies and institutions aware of the integration of religious tourism into their overall strategic plan for sustainable tourism development. It also introduces future research directions.
ISSN: 2411-9458
DOI: 10.32861/jssr.411.285.293
Rights: © Academic Research Publishing Group
Type: Article
Affiliation : Cyprus University of Technology 
C.D.A. College Cyprus 
European University 
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