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International Journal of Tourism Anthropology

International Journal of Tourism Anthropology (IJTA)

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International Journal of Tourism Anthropology (2 papers in press)

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  • Temple service quality model for future pilgrimages in Indian Sub-continent through user generated contents (UGC) in Trip Advisor   Order a copy of this article
    by DEBASISH BATABYAL, Yashwant S. Rawal, Pratim Chatterjee, SHATRAJIT GOSWAMI 
    Abstract: Several thousand years old twelve holy radiant pillars (or Jyotirlings) circuit, comprising 12 temples, represents the most sacred Hindu pilgrimage with immense religious and mythological values in the Indian sub-continent. This article designs and projects a temple service quality (TSQ) model based on user-generated content (UGC) from Trip Advisor for all these twelve sacred sites with a special emphasis on the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi. This Kashi Vishwanath temple registers maximum negative reviews all over a decade. The TSQ model is exhibited through these extensive reviews of research literature, official temple websites, and user- generated content (UGC) in Trip Advisor. The accuracy, precision, and sensitivity of the model have been tested through a confusion matrix retrieved from UGC in Trip Advisor.
    Keywords: 12 Jyotirlings (holy radiant pillars); Trip Advisor; Confusion matrix; Temple Service Quality; User Generated Contents; pilgrimage tourism.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJTA.2022.10054798
  • Geomythology, Caves, and Tourism: History and Future Perspectives   Order a copy of this article
    by Aleksandar Antic, Adrienne Mayor 
    Abstract: The main goal of this study is to explore the current understanding of Geomythology and its potential interactions and future perspectives in Cave Tourism destinations. The study includes a theoretical overview of Geomythology, ancient stories and myths about the origin and events in caves around the world, the concept of tourist caves (show caves), and the use of Geomythology for Cave Tourism storytelling. Considering the diversity of Geomythology and ancient cave myths, it is evident that future cave tourism interpretation should be directed toward searching out mytho-historical narratives that captivate visitors. The analysis showed that Geomythology can provide a unique and powerful way to promote and modernize the presentation of special caves for exciting and ethical tourism development.
    Keywords: geomythology; caves; cave tourism.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJTA.2022.10054901