Islamic tourism: The impacts to Malaysia’s tourism industry

Kamarudin, Lina Munirah and Nizam, Hairul (2013) Islamic tourism: The impacts to Malaysia’s tourism industry. In: International Conference on Tourism Development: Building The Future Of Tourism, 4 - 5 February 2013, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

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    Abstract

    This paper seeks to explore the evolution of Islamic tourism in the world especially in Malaysia as a multi-cultural nation. Since the religious factors have been brewed in Islamic tourism, it most likely influences the pros and cons of its growth in Malaysia. The data gathered from literature review were critically debated to fill the gaps in understanding the emergence of Islamic tourism. Therefore, the main issue address in this paper is to highlight as to how Islamic tourism (or so called religious/spiritual tourism) could give significant changes and impacts towards Malaysia’s tourism industry. The findings of the study provide the impacts of Islamic tourism from the aspects of economics, socio-culture, politics and environment. Since the tourism industry itself is a profitable chain, it also helps to be as a weapon of poverty reduction to Muslim countries while preserving and conserving the Islamic socio-culture. Islamic tourism helps to stabilize the politic issues and provide less pollution to the environment.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH1-9745 Building construction
    Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Perumahan, Bangunan & Perancangan (School of Housing, Building & Planning) > International Conference on Tourism Development
    Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
    Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2017 12:08
    Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 12:08
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/35030

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