عنوان مقاله [English]
One of the basic needs of human’s life is living fresh and lively life. Since travel is a way to feel fresh, so religious tourism can make pilgrims happy and attract them to the holy place more often. Creating happiness and vitality and its increasing would be affected by various factors, in the meantime, religion, religiosity and social capital are the most important. Religion is one of the main factors which lead to some functions that are followed by social capital. Religious practices have functions that ultimately increase vitality. This paper aims to investigate relationship between religiosity and social capital of individuals and relationship between the two variables with social vitality. Statistical population of questionnaire survey is 400 Iranian religious tourists in the holy city of Mashhad. Findings indicate relationship between social capital and religiosity as well as significant relationship between these two variables and social vitality. The results of regression analysis show that the main independent variables explain 25.9% of the changes of the dependent variable.