research product . 2018

The Spirituality of Tour Guides and their Impact on Visitors Experience at Sacred Sites

Enongene, Vreny; Griffin, Kevin;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2018
  • Publisher: Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Country: Ireland
Abstract
It has been widely acknowledged that tour-guides play a vital role in the visitor experience, and significantly impact on the sort of experiences visitors get at sites visited (Cohen et al.,2002; Pizam & Riechel, 1996), and have been dubbed as key elements in the complex interaction between the visitor and the sites visited (Cohen-Hattab and Shoval 2015). Although there has been a proliferation of studies conducted with regards to the role of tour guides in visitor’s experience at cultural heritage tourism attractions, there is still very little exploration of the role of tour guides in the visitor experience management at sacred sites, and especially how their ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Sacred Sites; Tour-Guides; Spirituality; Ireland; Management, Arts and Humanities
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Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
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