Preferences for Destination Selection and Fulfillment of Religious Obligations: A Study of Pilgrimage Tourism Circuit (Velankanni, Nagore and Thirunallar) in Tamilnadu

Vijayanand, S.
September 2012
Global Journal of Management & Business Research;2012, Vol. 12 Issue 17, p9
Academic Journal
"Pilgrimage tourism; rather it is a form of tourism motivated, partly or wholly by religious motives closely or loosely connected with holiday making or with journey undertaken for social,cultural or political reasons over short or long distances".The study would contribute to identify the need for pilgrimage tourism development in Tamilnadu with special reference to Velankanni, Nagore and Thirunallar. Tamilnadu has varied tourism destination which satisfy the needs and demands of almost every class of visitors.This study aims to study pilgrimage tourist motivators, tourist profile and problem and opportunities with respect of accommodation, accessibility, attractions and amenities in Velankanni,Nagore,Thirunallar. The first two holy sites are located in the state of Tamilnadu and the last one is located in Karikal as one of the enclaves of the UT of Puducerry. This study aims to suggest measures to make pilgrimage tourism economically viable and suggest appropriate and effective promotional strategy for promoting pilgrimage tourism inVelankanni,Nagore,Thirunallar.the analysis part includes anova,chi square,t-test,cross- tabs, friedman mean rank test.results were shown and interpretations had written in this article. this article explains the Infrastructural facilities and pilgrimage tourism avenues in Tamilnadu This study aims to suggest measures to make pilgrimage tourism economically viable and suggest appropriate and effective promotional strategy for promoting pilgrimage tourism inVelankanni,Nagore,Thirunallar.the present study has focused upon the three prominent pilgrimage sites in South India, i.e. Velankanni, Nagore and Thirunallar.


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