Islamization trends: Implications for tourism market

M. Battour, M. and Ismail, M.N. (2008) Islamization trends: Implications for tourism market. In: International World Joint Cultural Tourism Conference, 14-16 Nov 2008, Seoul, Korea. (Submitted)

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Abstract

This paper begins by explaining the concept of Islamic Shariah. Its explains the sources of Shariah as well as its broad objectives. The paper then focuses on the implications of the observance of Shariah in the tourism and hospitality industries. This is followed by a description of the recent phenomena of 'Halal tourism' and 'Islamic hospitality' using some examples from selected Muslim countries in Asia and the Middle East. The development of 'Islamically oriented' standards is also discussed giving rise to new concepts such as 'Shariah compliant' which refer to aspects such as alcohol-free, gambling free and the offering of 'Halal' food. Finally the paper discusses future trends and challenges related to halal tourism.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamization; Shariah; Halal tourism; Hotel; Marketing
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Accountancy > Dept of Business Policy and Strategy
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Samsul Ismail
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2014 01:44
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2014 02:41
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/9229

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