Religious tourism, unlike all other segments of the tourism market, is obviously one of those with faith as its fundamental motivation. Today, the holy cities that have historically been the object of pilgrimage – such as Jerusalem, Mecca or Rome – are still important points of reference in the sector.
The religious tourism sector is firmly established in Europe – where it is estimated that more than fifteen million people carry out some type of religious tourism – and Latin America.
There are several positions regarding what is included in this type of tourism, but in general it can be considered to cover both visits to shrines or sacred places and pilgrimages, as well as visits to tombs of saints, assistance and participation in religious celebrations. A little more discussed are the canonizations, visits to religious leaders, eucharistic congresses, holy years, etc.
Our company has destinations with a strong religious component: Santiago de Compostela, Fatima, Lourdes, as well as different Marian places that we can find in Spain and France.
Therefore we are able to manage the groups with this theme and their specific needs, such as visits to holy places, hotels with certain services for this type of groups, etc.