The dawn of Islamic tourism: if there is a will, there is a way
Tourism is the lifeline and the golden goose of the economy of the Maldives, the number one honeymoon destination in the world. Tourism is a sector that has shown progressive growth in the country and the largest contribution to the GDP of the country comes from this sector, proving that tourism is the most profitable sector in the country to be invested in. However, although the Maldives is a 100% Muslim nation, the country is alien to the concept of Islamic tourism. With the rapid development of the Islamic finance industry in the country, the urge to test the practical applicability of Islamic tourism in the Maldives has grown. The year 2016 has proved that Islamic finance is here to stay and the country has novel developments that will hopefully realize in the next year which will lead to the sustainable development of Islamic finance in the country.
Tourism , Islamic finance , Maldives
Muneeza, A. (2016). The dawn of Islamic tourism: if there is a will, there is a way. Islamic Finance News, 13(50), pp. 62-63.