Need to pioneer Islamic tourism in tourist resorts in Maldives
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The purpose of this paper is to formulate ways in which Maldives could pioneer Islamic tourism on a befitting framework and financing structure as a leverage to develop its tourism industry. The research uses qualitative approach whereby primary and empirical data on tourism practices as well as relevant laws and guidelines, issued in Maldives and in other Muslim jurisdictions of the Muslim, are analyzed. Doctrinal approach is used in analyzing secondary data on the subject. The research reveals the potential of Islamic tourism in Maldives as well as the challenges that have constrained its development in the country. Certainty is needed in halal products, services and conducts. Codifying extant Maldives Halal Tourism Standards will establish legal framework for a standard Shariah-compliant tourism industry. Islamic financing structure enables mobilizing required funds and address financing constraints.
Islam , Tourism , Halal , Shariah compliant , Maldives
Muneeza, Aishath and Mustapha, Zakariya and Badeeu, Fathimath Nashwa and Nafiz, Aminath Reesha. (2020). Need to pioneer Islamic tourism in tourist resorts in Maldives. Journal of Islamic Marketing, 11 (4), pp. 895-916.
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