1st International Conference on Religious Tourism (ICORET 2006)

Venue: Hilton Park Hotel

Location: Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus

Event Date/Time: Oct 19, 2006 End Date/Time: Oct 21, 2006
Registration Date: Oct 19, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 15, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Sep 15, 2006
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The Cyprus Tourism Organisation in cooperation with the World Tourism
Organization and the Church of Cyprus is organizing the 1st International Conference on
Religious Tourism (ICORET) 2006 between 19-21 October 2006 in Nicosia, Cyprus.
It is anticipated that the industry servicing the sector worldwide and especially in Europe and
the Mediterranean region, such as Travel Agents, Destination Management Companies (DMCs),
industry analysts and religoious bodies will participate.
Aiming to tap into what is part of a US$18 billion industry and representing part of the 25% of
the meetings industry in the US alone, the conference will formally instigate an initiative of
elevating the status of religious tourism, will cover
both the demand and supply perspective of religious tourism and will provide networking
opportunities to interested parties.
focus will primarily be on how can involved parties handle challenges that
are expected to have a positive influence in the development of this type of tourism.
An array of renowned speakers will present at the conference, addressing current issues, providing best practice solutions, and
using relevant examples. The focus will be on the following areas:
• The importance of religious tourism as a special form of tourism
• Ways to promote synergies among authorities and agents promoting religious tourism
• Best Practices in product organization and promotion of religious tourism
• New trends in religious tourism development
• How religious tourism remains a focal point of international tourism
• Respect and protection of places of worship


Griva Dighenis Avenue

Additional Information

Registration information is available online at www.icoret.org or by contacting the Conference Secretariat at info@icoret.org or tel. +357 22 373503 or fax +357 22 370965.