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Olive Press Israel seeks another type of coexistence – between tourists and the earth

Although an economic boon, tourism can be a destructive force for the environment. Israel, filled with religious tourism destinations, is exploring ways to make pilgrimages sustainable. 

By Staff writer / April 24, 2013

Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

This week Jerusalem hosted its first green pilgrimage symposium, tapping the fledgling but growing interest in promoting local communities and environmental sustainability through religious tourism.