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Abstract

This contribution discusses spirituality in the context of organisations and issues that may arise with regard to those who, in the future will act in the field of religious tourism. In this way, it presents a proposal in terms of motivation, joy, inner peace and deeper understanding. Initially the work adopts the deductive method with descriptive research based on literature addressing the spirituality inherent in those who exercise or will carry out activities in this important tourism segment. A survey was carried out to explore the close connections between spirituality and religiousness, and link this to the behaviour and practices of those who will work in the sector. The focus of such research was the organisational climate prevailing in a Brazilian educational institution, the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Roraima, aiming to understand the importance of spirituality in the work environment, resulting in effective commitment and improvement of individual productivity in the exercising of their functions. At this institution, an undergraduate course in tourism management technology is taught. The results of examining participants in this programme, duly quantified and critically analysed, can serve as a reference for similar studies aimed at understanding the importance of personal Religion-Spirituality-Religiosity and connect this with the performance of religious tourism, particularly in developing countries analogous to that of the emerging nation as characterized by Brazil.

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