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Publication . Article . 2021

COVID-19: Impacts and perspectives for religious tourism events. The case of Lourdes Pilgrimages

Hugues Seraphin; Nathalie Jarraud;
Open Access
English
Published: 19 Apr 2021
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Country: France
Abstract
International audience; The breakout of COVID-19 has massively impacted the event industry. Focusing on Lourdes Pilgrimages, the results of the study reveal that the online delivery of the event, has not negatively impacted on the traditional dimension of the pilgrimage; nor on the satisfaction of attendees. Instead, it has potentially offered some opportunities to the Sanctuary, and surrounding areas. As a result, crisis either internal or external to an industry should not be perceived only as negative. A Janusian thinking approach is required to perceive the opportunities related to crisis, and an ambidextrous management approach needed to exploit them.
Subjects by Vocabulary

ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_MISCELLANEOUS

Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Economy Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) History 2019-20 coronavirus outbreak Event (relativity) Religious tourism

Subjects

[SHS]Humanities and Social Sciences, Lourdes Hautes-Pyrénées, Ambidextrous management, Covid 19, Crisis, Janusian thinking, [SHS.HISPHILSO]Humanities and Social Sciences/History, Philosophy and Sociology of Sciences, Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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