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I. General

Tourism is a modern mass phenomenon; its motivation and purpose can be described under headings like travel, vacation, recreation, culture, discovery, and sports. The roots of tourism are inconceivable apart from religious motivation, especially its central motivation: transcending the routine of everyday life (Hennig). The triad of separation, transformation, and reincorporation defines the fundamental structure of religio…

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Ruh, Hans and Reuter, Ingo, “Tourism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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