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The Phenomenon of Islamic Tourism

EasyChair Preprint no. 4840

21 pagesDate: December 29, 2020


This review aims to examine how the concept of Islamic Tourism has been delineated and deployed in research themes, theories and methods. It contributes to what we already know about Islamic tourism from reviews of the qualitative, quantitative and conceptual research. A total of the number of 17 Islamic tourism-focused articles published in between 1998 to 2017 in 11 state-of-the-art journals are analyzed to assemble the phenomenon of Islamic tourism, encompassing the particular needs of Muslim tourists and available industry responses. In terms of themes, the meaning and philosophy of Islamic tourism, and Muslim travellers' need understanding in the contemporary global tourism advancement are highlighted in the selected articles, where respectively five types of theories, such as world views, testable opinions, empirical implication, statistical model, and grounded theory, and the application of literature review, qualitative and quantitative methods are identified. In addition to scholarly goals, this review article further reminds the practitioners to identify themes and areas for further research that is yet to be fully explored and proposed for the industrial implications.

Keyphrases: Halal Tourism, Islamic Tourism, Muslim travelers, types of theories

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  author = {Mohammad Shahidul Islam},
  title = {The Phenomenon of Islamic Tourism},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 4840},

  year = {EasyChair, 2020}}
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