SANCTUARY-TOWNS: OFFER AND DEMAND – SYNTHESIS OF EDITED STATISTICS (2ND PART)

Vitor Ambrósio

Abstract


The definition of a model to the lifecycle of
religious tourism destinations is fully indebted,
among others, to a thorough literature revision
of religious tourism research. Such revision must
be conducted in a way such as to systematize
scattered and formerly unrelated information
and to overcome existing information gaps.
Only thus can we attain synergies among
existing analyses.
Hence, I will present an article advancing a
synthesis of all statistics issued until 2006 and
characterizing the demand and offer, as far as
this segment is concerned. Many of the available
data are no longer updated. In such cases, I
shall place the emphasis on the approach taken
by the respective authors, for what they still
contribute to the expertise in this field. Within
this background, I wish to draw the attention to
the relevance of research already at hand, while,
at the same time, I urge researchers and active
agents in the field to repeat survey actions and
promote result comparison between formerly
existing and new data.

Keywords


Marian Sanctuary-towns; Offer; Demand; Statistic Data.

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