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The Masar Ibrahim Al-Khalil in Palestine

Authored by: Rami K. Isaac

The Routledge International Handbook of Walking

Print publication date:  August  2017
Online publication date:  July  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138195349
eBook ISBN: 9781315638461
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315638461.ch17

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Abstract

Routes and trails have been under-researched and their importance understated by tourism academics (Timothy and Boyd 2015). Trails are one of the most powerful leisure resources on the globe today. Almost all destinations claim a trail or route, yet attention by scholars to these linear spaces has not been matched by their importance. Trails, hiking routes and other linearly connected tourism and recreation resources may not be considered an exciting, innovative or perhaps challenging research topic, yet they form an integral element of most regions’ tourism offer and should be given serious academic attention (Timothy and Boyd 2015).

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