In the present times, pilgrimage has become an important phenomenon of religious, cognitive, cultural, and socio-economic nature. Religious tourism undergoes continuous transformations. Places visited by tourists, the method of travel to these places, or standards of accommodation facilities all change. Today, the pilgrim seeks additional incentives to make a journey and that is why travel agencies more and more frequently offer trips to holy places combined with a stay in luxury hotels with spa and wellness facilities. In Poland there has been a significant development of religious travel thanks to Pope John Paul II and his numerous pilgrimages. The presented analysis of the available literature has created a theoretical platform for future empirical research on religious tourism. This paper has a high application value for university lecturers, students of university courses in tourism, and people professionally involved in tourism. This article is a review and shows the current directions of the transformations of religious tourism and the conditions for its development. Purpose. To present all conditions and factors that determine the development of religious tourism as a tourism product.
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