宗教场所的游客体验: 中国游客参观谢赫扎耶德大清真寺的案例研究

Translated title of the contribution: Tourist Experience at Religious Sites: A Case Study of the Chinese Visiting the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Jue Huang, Jing Chu

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Abstract

Studies empirically examining visitor experience at religious sites were limited. This study investigated the Chinese tourists’ experience of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, an Islamic religious site in UAE. Online reviews posted by the Chinese tourists were analyzed with a semantic network analysis method. The results revealed that the core dimensions of the Chinese tourists’ experiences could be captured by 7 themes. The study confirmed previous findings that tourists’ perception of Muslim destination tended to focus on arts and architecture, famous individuals, conduct and dress code. It was concluded that the visit provided a milieu that enabled the Chinese tourists to tap into the spirituality of the Others. However, the underlying deep-rooted Islamic values seemed not fully comprehended by the tourists.

Translated title of the contributionTourist Experience at Religious Sites: A Case Study of the Chinese Visiting the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Original languageChinese (Traditional)
Pages (from-to)447-471
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of China Tourism Research
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2 2020

Keywords

  • Chinese outbound tourists
  • Islamic religion
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Tourist experience
  • online tourist review
  • religious sites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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