Islamic Tourism: Management of Travel Destinations

Islamic Tourism: Management of Travel Destinations
Ahmad Jamal; Kevin Griffin and Razaq Raj
Leisure & Tourism
Cabi Publishing
Islamic tourism is tourism primarily undertaken by its followers within the Muslim world. It is not just motivated by religious feeling – it also includes participants pursuing similar leisure experiences to non- Muslims but within parameters set by Islam, and destinations are therefore not necessarily locations where Shari'a or full Islamic law is enacted. Demand for Islamic tourism destinations is increasing as the Muslim population expands worldwide, with the market forcast to be worth US$238 billion by 2019. This book bridges the ever-widening gap between specialists within the religious, tourism, management and education sectors through a collection of contemporary perspectives. It provides practical applications, models and illustrations of religious tourism and pilgrimage management from a variety of international perspectives and introduces theories and models in an accessible structure.
E-ISBN: 9781786394149 ISBN: 9781786394132