Religious tourism, sometimes referred to as spiritual tourism or faith tourism is tourism where people travel individually or in groups for pilgrimage or missionary purposes. The visit often is to a religious or a holy site.
There are lot of countries and cities in the world are open to all religion and religious tourism. When I met with a friend who works with the Remedy Tree Removal Service, I realized that even a busy city like Berkeley is hospitable to religious tourists. It’s incredible how modern communities also have faith and believes and encouraged to explore different communities and religions.
Religious Tourism: a growing Business industry
Tourism has two components to this. One is spiritual, and the other is leisure. And religious tourism has become a big business. There are lots of dollars in it.
One of the things about religious tourism is getting the right balance. So, for some, it’s a tourist attraction – many tourists going through as a spectacle, but for other people, it’s a sacred place of worship where they come to meet or speak with their God or to have some inner peace. But getting that balance can be quite tricky for churches and temples, and mosques.
The revenues that tourists may pay on the entrance, of course, go to some of the upkeep and maintenance costs but at the trade-off of having people troupe through the place of worship.
Christ The Redeemer – Brazil
It is the jewel of the Rio de Janeiro Scylla Christ the Redeemer, considered the world’s most famous statue of Jesus. It rises 125 feet in the air on top of Cavuto mountain, surrounded by a spectacular city view. Christ the Redeemer spreads out his hands in a gesture of blessing and protection.
Mecca – Saudi Arabia
Pudge is the largest annual pilgrimage in the world. It happens in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and for Muslims, it’s a requirement that you have to do once in your lifetime.], and once you enter the mosque, you see the Kaaba is a black box in the center of the Grand Mosque.
So, in almost every society, we have this quest for the meaning of life. In Religious travel, we can see people trying to read fortunes, predict luck, some card games, and incense. Religious Tourism presumably interprets people’s fortunes and giving them some enlightenment or hope for the future. Although all tourisms have a purpose, religious tourism specifically has the purpose of interpreting people’s lives.