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International tourism and pilgrimage: A discussion

International tourism and pilgrimage: A discussion The Journal of East and West Studies, Vol. 22. No. 2 (October, 1993), 83-90 International Tourism and Pilgrimage: A Discussion Jason M. FISH * and Mary FISH** I. Introduction This paper is a discussion of international tourism and pilgrimage. We first discuss the importance of the tourism industry and the multiplicity of problems of problems affecting it. In particular, we address the significant problems existing between tourism and third world countries to provide a basis for evaluating the potential contribution of pilgrims to the industry's progress, next, we establish the religious foundation of pilgrimage and point out that pilgrimage has evolved away from a purely spiritual activity. We point out ways in which pilgrimage is now similar to tourism. This paper concludes that, enhanced by its spiritual foundation, pilgrimage serves as a model for a future, more healthy development of interna- tional tourism to the third world. II. Economics of International Tourism In the 1960s, optimism concerning the economic benefits of international tourism for the third world was very high. Seeking new industries to foster devel- opment, those countries with limited commercial and industrial activity, and few exploitable natural resources such as oil and unskilled labor, tried to capture http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of East and West Studies Taylor & Francis

International tourism and pilgrimage: A discussion

Journal of East and West Studies , Volume 22 (2): 8 – Oct 1, 1993

International tourism and pilgrimage: A discussion

Journal of East and West Studies , Volume 22 (2): 8 – Oct 1, 1993

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The Journal of East and West Studies, Vol. 22. No. 2 (October, 1993), 83-90 International Tourism and Pilgrimage: A Discussion Jason M. FISH * and Mary FISH** I. Introduction This paper is a discussion of international tourism and pilgrimage. We first discuss the importance of the tourism industry and the multiplicity of problems of problems affecting it. In particular, we address the significant problems existing between tourism and third world countries to provide a basis for evaluating the potential contribution of pilgrims to the industry's progress, next, we establish the religious foundation of pilgrimage and point out that pilgrimage has evolved away from a purely spiritual activity. We point out ways in which pilgrimage is now similar to tourism. This paper concludes that, enhanced by its spiritual foundation, pilgrimage serves as a model for a future, more healthy development of interna- tional tourism to the third world. II. Economics of International Tourism In the 1960s, optimism concerning the economic benefits of international tourism for the third world was very high. Seeking new industries to foster devel- opment, those countries with limited commercial and industrial activity, and few exploitable natural resources such as oil and unskilled labor, tried to capture

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The Journal of East and West Studies, Vol. 22. No. 2 (October, 1993), 83-90 International Tourism and Pilgrimage: A Discussion Jason M. FISH * and Mary FISH** I. Introduction This paper is a discussion of international tourism and pilgrimage. We first discuss the importance of the tourism industry and the multiplicity of problems of problems affecting it. In particular, we address the significant problems existing between tourism and third world countries to provide a basis for evaluating the potential contribution of pilgrims to the industry's progress, next, we establish the religious foundation of pilgrimage and point out that pilgrimage has evolved away from a purely spiritual activity. We point out ways in which pilgrimage is now similar to tourism. This paper concludes that, enhanced by its spiritual foundation, pilgrimage serves as a model for a future, more healthy development of interna- tional tourism to the third world. II. Economics of International Tourism In the 1960s, optimism concerning the economic benefits of international tourism for the third world was very high. Seeking new industries to foster devel- opment, those countries with limited commercial and industrial activity, and few exploitable natural resources such as oil and unskilled labor, tried to capture

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Published: Oct 1, 1993

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