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Touch the holy places
The first – and most common – is visiting iconic places for a given religion. Believers go or go to places where legendary, significant events took place or occur: many pilgrims from time immemorial come to Mecca, Jerusalem, Golgotha, Orthodox churches, the Vatican, major Buddhist temples.
Even in the Middle Ages, people believed that in such “centers of faith” their prayers have a special efficacy. Associated with the name of a prophet, a saint, or a divine sign, these places have always accumulated many pilgrims. For example, today the main center of pilgrimage in France is Lourdes. In the middle of the XIX century, this city in the heart of the Pyrenees was overshadowed by the appearance of the Virgin Mary Bernadette Soubira in the Massabiel grotto. Continue reading
With the development of social networks, especially Instagram and Youtube, blog tours have become one of the most effective ways to promote travel destinations. Many Russian travel bloggers have hundreds of thousands of Russians who are interested in traveling. Their audience multiply exceeds any travel magazine or website. Having organized a FAM tour of literally 10 travel bloggers, it is quite realistic to reach a target audience of 1-2 million people. And given that the promotion will come from a person to whom subscribers are loyal, then such a contact will be much better than a standard advertising message.
Travel-blogger and business consultant Dmitry Kulikov @Oktagon (www.instagram.com/oktagon), especially for the TURPROM, based on his experience in various fam-tours, described the main recommendations when organizing a tour for travel bloggers. Continue reading
On the eve of the opening of regular flights between Moscow and Cairo, it is worth thinking about how to spend time, what to look for from the variety of attractions that the multi-faced capital city of Egypt has to offer, what can serve as an alternative to the usual options and open this country in a new way.
In recent years, the Ministry of Tourism and the Coptic Church of Egypt have been actively promoting and developing a pilgrimage tour – the route of the holy family. It is proposed to follow the path of baby Jesus, the Virgin Mary and Joseph, who were in Egypt for several years, hiding from King Herod. The route itself stretches from Northern Sinai through Cairo and its suburbs to the city of Assiut. It includes 25 revered places to complete the entire journey (excluding North Sinai for security reasons), it will take 5-8 days. Continue reading