Potentials of Islamic tourism: A case study of Malaysia on East Coast Economic Region

Md Anowar Hossain Bhuiyan, Chamhuri Siwar, Shaharuddin Mohamad Ismail, Rabiul Islam

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Abstract

There were some barriers to develop Islamic tourism- inadequate research activities, appropriate images, proper policy and guidelines, marketing problems and lack of coordination were remaining in this region. The aim of this tourism was to obtain the satisfaction of Allah and attraction to the tourists. Tourism is the second largest income generating sector of Malaysia. Islamic tourism is a new tourism destination in the world today. Through this tourism, religious duty was performed as well as knowledge achieved for wider dimension. International and domestic tourist arrival data for Malaysia and East Coast Economic Region used in this study. The study revealed that there were huge opportunities to develop Islamic tourism in the East Coast Economic Region and a lot of natural beauties, cultural and archeological heritage, historic civilizations, and religious places, which might be potential tourism destinations. Various organizations including Organisation of Islamic Conference can play vital role in this regard. So, if Malaysia develop the Islamic tourism in East Coast Economic Region, the present and future generations will know the glorious heritage of Islam and it also ensures their economic sustainability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1333-1340
Number of pages8
JournalAustralian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
Volume5
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

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Keywords

  • Attraction
  • East Coast Economic Region
  • Islamic tourism
  • Satisfiction

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Bhuiyan, M. A. H., Siwar, C., Mohamad Ismail, S., & Islam, R. (2011). Potentials of Islamic tourism: A case study of Malaysia on East Coast Economic Region. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 5(6), 1333-1340.

Potentials of Islamic tourism : A case study of Malaysia on East Coast Economic Region. / Bhuiyan, Md Anowar Hossain; Siwar, Chamhuri; Mohamad Ismail, Shaharuddin; Islam, Rabiul.

In: Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 6, 06.2011, p. 1333-1340.

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Bhuiyan, MAH, Siwar, C, Mohamad Ismail, S & Islam, R 2011, 'Potentials of Islamic tourism: A case study of Malaysia on East Coast Economic Region', Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 1333-1340.
Bhuiyan, Md Anowar Hossain ; Siwar, Chamhuri ; Mohamad Ismail, Shaharuddin ; Islam, Rabiul. / Potentials of Islamic tourism : A case study of Malaysia on East Coast Economic Region. In: Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences. 2011 ; Vol. 5, No. 6. pp. 1333-1340.
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