The International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage (IRTP) Group was launched in 2003 by a lively and research active group, most of whom are still involved with the group in researching religious tourism and pilgrimage related themes to this day. One of the aims at the outset was ‘to increase the relatively little researched relationship between cultural tourism, spiritual tourism, and religious tourism’, and due to the combined efforts of its participants, the International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage (IRTP) Group has been a key international player in expanding the flourishing literature on this ‘little researched’ topic in recent years.
As part of our activities, The IRTP group organises an annual conference. The 9th. International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conference takes place from 28th June to 1st July 2017, and will be held in Armeno, Orta Lake, Italy
Following their successful review a number of papers from each Conference are published in our International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage (IRTP) which was launched by members of our group at our Maltese workshop a number of years ago. The journal is double-blind reviewed, and the editorial board truly represents an international range of experts. The website for the journal is here.