Published on : Tuesday, October 24, 2017
The conference, entitled ‘Niche Market Formation for Faith-Based Tourism: Issues and Policies in Faith-based Tourism Travel Business’ targets to offer a podium for the creation of a niche market based on faith tourism.
The attendance on the first day of the conference by invitation was on the courtesy of the Malta Tourism Authority. The conference will be having a presentation of position papers targeted at the stakeholders of the Maltese tourism sector like hotel and restaurant entrepreneurs, service providers, owners and managers of websites, representatives of the Church, event organizers and heritage managers.
The objective is to provide a practical account of the benefits of independent niche in terms of faith-based tourism, its growth possibilities, the relationship to ‘conventional’ tourism and the significance of organizing and cooperating with others.
On Friday, different types of current topics associated with faith tourism and pilgrimage will be represented. The second day of this conference was dedicated to the relevance of researchers, practitioners and students keen on culture and cultural heritage, religion, humanities, tourism, and other related areas along with people associated with the cultural sector and museums, tourism entrepreneurs and the public.
University of Malta, the Malta Tourism Authority, the Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland and the Leeds Beckett University, UK had organized the conference.