CABI Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Series Series

Islamic Tourism

Management of Travel Destinations

January 2019
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  • Published
    31st January 2019
  • ISBN 9781786394132
  • Language English
  • Pages 272 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.6"

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 the 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 forecast 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. The book:

- Includes a range of contemporary case studies of religious and pilgrimage activity
- Covers ancient, sacred and emerging tourist destinations
- Reviews new forms of pilgrimage, faith systems and quasi-religious activities

A timely re-assessment of the increasing linkages and interconnections between Muslim consumers, this book provides an important overview of the subject for researchers of religious tourism, pilgrimage and related subjects.

Part 1 - Theoretical framework and development of Islamic Tourism
1. Introduction to Islamic Tourism—Ahmed Jamal, Cardiff University, Kevin Griffin, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland and Razaq Raj, Leeds Beckett University
2. Islamic Tourism: Role of Culture and Religiosity—Ahmad Jamal, Cardiff University, UK, and Noha El-Bassiouny, University in Cairo, Egypt
3. Religion and Islamic Tourism Destinations—Rukeya Suleman and Balal Qayum, both at University of Bedfordshire, UK
4. Marketing Approaches and Problems of Islamic Destinations—Yasin Bilim, Ferdi Biskin and Ibrahim Hakki Kaynak, all at Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey

Part 2 - Management and Development of Destinations
5. The Impact of Hajj Satisfaction on Islamic Religious Commitment: A Theoretical Framework—Sulistyo Utomo, Noel Scott and Xin Jin, all at Griffith University, Australia
6. Impact of Social Media on Islamic Tourism—Sorour Adwick and Tahir Rashid, both at University of Salford, UK
7. Islamic Customer Relationship Marketing (ICRM) and Inspirations for Religious Tourism—Md Javed Kawsar and Tahir Rashid, both at University of Salford, UK
8. The Impact of Umrah Quality Attributes on Religious Tourist Loyalty in Saudi Arabia—Ibrahim Alsini, King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Erdogan Ekiz, King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kashif Hussain, UCSI University, Malaysia
9. Sufi Tourism: The Impact of Sufi Heritage on Islamic Religious Tourism—Tariq Elhadary, UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs, United Arab Emirates

Part 3 – Challenges and Issues – Global case studies
10. Religious Tourism in the Sultanate of Oman: The Potential for Mosque Tourism to thrive—Kristel Kessler, Leeds Beckett University
11. An Opportunity Unexploited: A Pilgrim’s Observations on the Potential of Muslim Pilgrimage (Hajj) —Mustafa Acar, Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey
12. Halal Tourism: Insights from Experts in the Field—Alfonso Vargas-Sánchez, University of Huelva, Spain and María Moral-Moral, Universidad de Cadiz, Spain
13. Battlefield Tourism: The Potential of Badr, Uhud, and the Ditch (Khandaq) Battles for Islamic Tourism—Onur Akbulut, Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Turkey and Yakin Ekin, Akdeniz University, Turkey
14. Holy Foods And Religious Tourism: Konya And Mevlevi Cuisine—Mustafa Yilmaz, Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey, Ümit Sormaz Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey, and Eda Günes, Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey
15. The Halal Tourism: Business Model Opportunity—Paolo Pietro Biancone, University of Turin, Italy and Silvana Secinaro, University of Torino, Italy
16. Religious Practices and Performance in Syrian Shi’ite Religious Tourism—Shin Yasuda, Takasaki City University of Economics, Japan
17. Constructs of Foot-Pilgrimage in Islam: The Case of Arbaeen Ziyara—Ummesalma Mujtaba, University of Birmingham Dubai Campus, United Arab Emirates
18. Tablighi Jamaat: A Multidimensional Movement of Religious Travellers—Abdus Sattar Abbasi, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Lahore, Pakistan

Ahmad Jamal

Ahmad Jamal is actively involved in conducting academic research in marketing related areas. He has considerable experience in teaching and research and has established a significant reputation nationally and internationally within his area of specialism. Jamal's areas of research include consumer behavior, ethnic marketing, branding and applications of self-concept. Jamal has published widely in acclaimed academic journals, and has reviewed for a number of academic journals including the European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Strategic Marketing, International Journal of Bank Marketing, Journal of Consumer Behaviour, Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services and Journal of Global Business Advancement.

Kevin A. Griffin, PhD

Dr. Kevin Griffin, MA, PhD. Having studied teaching then tourism organization and historic settlement, I worked in a number of Geography Departments in the Dublin / Kildare area. Since 2001 I have worked at the DIT where I am actively involved in teaching and researching a broad range of tourism topics with particular specialism in both heritage and sustainable tourism. Editor in Chief, International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage, International Journal of Tour Guiding Research, and International Journal of Islands Research. Series Editor, CABI Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Book Series. My main areas of academic interest include: Tourism and Sustainability / Environmental Issues, Heritage Tourism, Religious Tourism / Pilgrimage, Social Tourism, Teaching Methodologies and Tourism Local History / Heritage.

Razaq Raj, PhD

Dr. Razaq Raj is Principal Lecturer in the Leeds Business School. His research interests include community events, outdoor events, economic impacts, religious tourism, cultural festivals and sustainable tourism, cultural diversity in events management and international tourism. Dr. Raj is the author of the textbooks Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Management: An International Perspective, Event Management: An integrated and practical approach and Event Management and Sustainability. He is also a board member of international journals and academic associations. Editor of International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage; International Journal of Islands Research; and International Journal of Islamic Tourism. Series Editor, CABI Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Book Series.