Minna Opas

Title: Professor

Dr Minna Opas is Professor of Study of Religion (fixed-term), University of Turku, Finland. She is Director of

the Centre for the Study of Christian Cultures (cscc.utu.fi) and co-editor in-chief of Temenos: Nordic

Journal of Comparative Religion. She is interested in questions related to the anthropology of Christianity

and indigenous religions and cultures.


Danijel Pavlović

Title: Associate professor

Danijel Pavlović is an Associate professor at Singidunum University, Serbia. His main area of research

includes tourism destination competitiveness, the business of travel agencies and tour operators and

religious tourism. He is a member of the Serbian Marketing Association; The Coordination Commission for

Inspection Supervision - and the Sectoral Council for the Trade, Hospitality and Tourism Sector (NOKS) -

The agency for Qualifications, Government of the Republic of Serbia; and a member of the Editorial Board

of International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage (IJRTP), regional editor for Europe of the Journal of Islamic

Tourism (JIT) and a member of the SITCON Conference Scientific and Organising Board


Polyxeni Moira

Title: Professor

Polyxeni Moira, is Professor in Sociology of Tourism at the Department of Tourism

Management, University of West Attica in Greece. She was also a Visiting Professor at

the University of Ioannina, Harokopeion University, University of Aegean, National

and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Hellenic Open University. She holds a

PhD in Sociology from Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences, Greece.

She has published 20 scientific books (“Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage” , “Marine Tourism” , “Cruise Tourism” ,

“Industrial Heritage Tourism”) in the field of tourism and articles in more than 50 international and Greek journals. Her

research interest includes Sociology of Tourism, Consumers Behavior in Tourism, and Religious Tourism