This research note has three primary goals. First, it seeks to analyse the field of religious tourism in terms of the impact of the health emergency caused by Covid-19. Second, it offers knowledge of religious tourism in Bari with its San Nicola patron feast that reflects key areas of academic insight into the religion–tourism nexus. Third, it synthesises perceptions of devotees, locals, tourism professionals and spiritual guides using the method of photography as a research technique. As a result of this reflection, the paper will show that faith and the inner experiences of the pilgrims will remain while religious tourism will change post Covid-19.
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Ivona, Antonietta and Privitera, Donatella
"Saint Nicola’s Feast in Bari: Before and After COVID-19. A Short Reflection,"
International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage:
7, Article 7.
Available at: https://arrow.tudublin.ie/ijrtp/vol8/iss7/7