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Lucrezia Lopez
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Departamento de Xeografía, Praza da Universidade 1, 15703 Santiago de Compostela, España
Rubén Camilo Lois González
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Departamento de Xeografía, Praza da Universidade 1, 15703 Santiago de Compostela, España
Vol 30 No 3 (2021): Special Issue. The socioeconomic impact of cultural itineraries: "The Way of Saint James and Other Pilgrimage Routes”, Articles, pages 1-16
Submitted: 08-03-2021 Accepted: 14-06-2021 Published: 20-09-2021
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COVID-19 altered global relations and territorial balances, and mobility was no less affected, as its dynamics were reconfigured. Tourism was the economic sector hardest hit by the pandemic. This proposal focuses on a tourist reality of international impotance, such as the Way of Saint James, based on travel and mobility. The aim is to contribute to the current debate on the impacts of COVID-19 on the Way of Saint James and to advance reflections for its future recovery. For this reason, a qualitative interpretive methodology is adopted that links previous studies and tourist planning and management tools. The results indicate a different behaviour in the short, medium and long term, and it is considered that the Way will once again become the benchmark for pilgrimage itineraries.

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