Special Issue "Pilgrimage and Sustainability in the Post COVID 19 Era"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Tourism, Culture, and Heritage".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 June 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Noga Collins-Kreiner
Guest Editor
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Haifa, 92000, Israel
Interests: pilgrimage; religious tourism; tourism; post-Covid 19 Era

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Pilgrimage, one of the world’s oldest and most basic forms of population mobility, constitutes a major phenomenon in the twenty-first century. Pilgrimage, religion, society, culture, environment, and tourism are inextricably bound together as religious travel is one of the most common motivations for travel and has many evident effects on sustainability.

This volume will present and analyze the relationship between the growing pilgrimage phenomena and sustainability from all aspects including social, cultural, and environmental. It will offer a comprehensive assessment of the intersection of pilgrimage and sustainability while providing a balanced discussion of both subjects. The range of papers will examine both specific case studies and more general issues stemming from the interaction of society, religion, culture, politics, and environment, and explore specific cases from various religions.

Special attention will be paid to the increasingly obfuscated boundary between pilgrimage, religious tourism, spiritual tourism, heritage tourism, dark tourism, and secular pilgrimage—and their impact on sustainability.

Studying the significance of the pilgrimage–sustainability relationship in the post-Covid 19 era transcends geographical and sociological aspects as it requires an interpretative holistic approach that will be analyzed in the different papers of this volume.

Prof. Dr. Noga Collins-Kreiner
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • pilgrimage
  • religious tourism
  • tourism
  • post-Covid 19 era

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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