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Promotion of religious tourism urged

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By Jimm Budd

Although 30 million foreign and domestic travelers visit various shrines annually, little is done to promote religious tourism, in the opinion of Blanca Espinoza, of the Mexican Travel Agents Association (AMAV). Half of the 30 million go to the Guadalupe Basilica in Mexico City while another four million visit the Sanctuary of the Virgin in San Juan de los Lagos in Jalisco. Blanca Espinoza called for more guided tours to these areas, better hotels catering to pilgrims and more. She noted 300 million people participate in religious tourism worldwide. 


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