Religious and spiritual tourism is a type of tourism that involves visiting or understanding holy places or experiences.
There are four main motivations to engage in religious and spiritual tourism:
Definitions of types of visitors:
Tourist: A person who takes part in an activity as part of a trip lasting one night or longer, who lives outside of the place of the activity regardless of distance and who uses commercial or private lodging. The reason for the trip does not change the definition of “tourist”, whether the motive is of a religious or cultural nature (QRSTA).
One-day traveller: A person living in Quebec, outside of a radius of 40 km from the place of an activity, who takes part in that activity as part of a two-way trip made during a single day; or a person living outside of Quebec regardless of the distance who takes part in an activity as part of a two-way trip made during a single day.
Ecumenism: The principle or aim of promoting unity among the world's Christian Churches.