Religious tourism is among the oldest forms of planned travel and to this day remains a huge industry.
About 300 to 330 million tourists visit the world’s key religious sites every year, according to a 2017 estimate. Some 600 million national and international religious trips are made around the world, generating around US$18 billion in global revenues. It makes up a sizeable chunk of an overall tourism sector that has been significantly affected by the spread of the coroanvirus, with 63.8% of travelers reducing their travel plans as a result.
A concern of all faiths
As COVID-19 evolved to become a global pandemic, governments across the globe