Business operators’ perception of the impact of the portuguese way of St. James

Paula C. Remoaldo, Eduardo Duque, Vítor Ribeiro, José Cadima Ribeiro, Hélder Silva Lopes*, Sandro Ferreira, Cátia Faria

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This research aims to analyse business operators’ perception of the impact of the Portuguese Way of St. James and to assess the landscape situation along a total section of 115 kilometres. Perceptions were collected in a survey of 112 small operators between 2020 and 2021. The diversity and singular components of the landscape make it a pleasant route to experience, where pilgrims have the possibility to improve wellbeing, and enjoy the landscape. Operators have profited from the significant increase in the number of pilgrims walking along the Way and claim that they aim to continue their operations.
Original languageEnglish
Article number9
Pages (from-to)112-129
Number of pages18
JournalInternational journal of religious tourism and pilgrimage
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2024


  • Tourist
  • Pilgrim
  • Business operators
  • Perception
  • Portuguese way of St. James
  • Mixed methods


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