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Title: Religious Tourism and Pilgrimages in the Central Portuguese Way to Santiago and the Issue of Accessibility
Authors: Silva, Maria de Fátima
Borges, Isabel
Keywords: Religious tourism, accessible tourism, pilgrimages, Portuguese way of Santiago, hostels, cultural heritage, heritage rehabilitation, accessibility, socio-cultural impacts.
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: IGI Global
Citation: Silva, M. F., & Borges, I. M. (2019). Religious Tourism and Pilgrimages in the Central Portuguese Way to Santiago and the Issue of Accessibility. In J. Álvarez-García, M. del Río Rama, & M. Gómez-Ullate (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Socio-Economic Impacts of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage (pp. 375-395). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-5730-2.ch020 Chicago
Series/Report no.: IGI Global book series Advances in Hospitality, Tourism, and the Services Industry (AHTSI) Book Series;
Abstract: With this chapter, the authors intend to present the objectives of the research project that they have been developing related to the issue of accessibility of religious tourism and pilgrimages in the Portuguese Way to Santiago. The geographic focus covers the area of the Central Way between Porto and Valença. The developed research enables them to present and reflect on important results. Regarding accessible tourism and accessibility to cultural heritage, especially religious architectural and accommodation sites, the authors conclude that there has been a minimum investment resulting in a manifest lack of accessibility. However, at other levels the impacts have been very positive resulting in a socio-cultural development of the populations of the geographic area under study: the number of places of accommodation have increased significantly and some of these places are renovated old buildings, rehabilitating and safeguarding the architectural heritage and the memory of localities.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11328/2395
ISSN: 2475-6547
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