A unique initiative to promote religious and spiritual tourism on a global scale, with a vision of the future, internationality, and sustainability.
In a significant event for the global tourism sector, the International Tourism Fair (Fitur) in Madrid will be the scene of the official presentation of the World Religious Tourism Destinations Network (WRTDN).
Directed by Mrs. Pilar Valdés Arroyo, the initiative will be presented on Thursday, January 25 at 12:00 p.m. at the Guatemala Stand with the presence of the country's Minister of Tourism Mr. Harris Whitbeck, as well as at the Costa Cálida stand - Region of Murcia, stand 7B04 – Pavilion P07.
The World Religious Tourism Destinations Network is articulated with clear objectives to consolidate the relevance and resilience of religious tourism, highlighting its mission to foster intercultural appreciation and awareness through religious tourism.
The World Religious Tourism Destinations Network (WRTDN) is proud to highlight its commitment to identifying religious destinations of global importance. This approach not only seeks to highlight significant spiritual sites but also celebrate the historical and spiritual richness of each place. By choosing destinations that reflect cultural and spiritual diversity, the WRTDN ensures that authenticity and heritage value are the pillars of its selection, thus guaranteeing a catalog of destinations that truly represent the variety and depth of global religious heritage.
Collaboration with religious communities is another fundamental pillar of the WRTDN
Recognizing that these sites are more than mere tourist attractions, the network strives to strengthen ties with local communities to ensure joint promotion that benefits both visitors and guardians of these sacred spaces. This collaborative approach serves to foster mutual respect and ensures that destinations are not only visited but experienced in their spiritual and cultural fullness.
Regarding the development of tourism infrastructure, the WRTDN places emphasis on the preparation and equipment of destinations to welcome visitors from all over the world. This ranges from improving access roads and signage to training tour guides and creating information centers that enrich the experience of each pilgrim and tourist, ensuring that each visit is informative, comfortable and, above all, respectful of the environment. the environment.
In the field of marketing and promotion, WRTDN is ahead with innovative marketing strategies. Using a mix of traditional and modern communication techniques, the network seeks to increase the recognition and appreciation of its affiliated destinations. From social media campaigns to presentations at global events, each action is designed to draw attention to the richness and uniqueness of religious and spiritual journeys.
A distinctive achievement of the WRTDN is the creation of the Religious Tourist Destination Seal
This seal is not only a symbol of excellence, but a promise of authenticity and quality in religious tourism. By awarding this seal, the WRTDN recognizes those destinations that not only meet established standards but are also committed to offering deeply enriching and respectful experiences for travelers. With this seal, the WRTDN establishes a precedent of excellence in the preservation and promotion of the world's spiritual heritage.