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Artistic and religious experiences in online travel reviews about Saint Paul Outside the walls (Rome)

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Type
Conference proceedings
Year
2013
Language
English
Abstract
Word-of-mouth (WOM) is a social dynamic naturally occurring in the interaction among people, and represents the elective channel to share experiences. Thanks to web 2.0, WOM has gained a new significance: users now have a number of opportunities to voice their opinions and, conversely, to inform their decision thanks to advice from other users. The study presented is a first investigation of tourism experiences at a religious site shared on an online review platform. A corpus of Online Travel Reviews about the Roman Basilica of Saint Paul outside the Walls published on TripAdvisor served as a case study, to answer questions related to functional, content and semantic-linguistics aspects of religious tourism experiences reported online. In particular, the role of artistic religious sites as mediator for religious experiences is investigated.
Publisher
Konstantinos Andriotis
Start page number
160
End page number
173
Meeting name
ICOT 2013, International Conference on Tourism
Meeting place
Limassol, Cyprus
Meeting date
5-8 June 2013
ISBN
9789963979929
ISSN
1986-4256
Keywords
online travel review, religious tourism, world heritage site, artistic and religious experience