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The Routledge Handbook of Halal Hospitality and Islamic Tourism

The book examines halal hospitality and lodging, Islamic markets, product developments, heritage, certification, and emerging and future trends and issues.

The Routledge Handbook of Halal Hospitality and Islamic Tourism provides a greater understanding of the current debates associated with Islamic tourism and halal hospitality in the context of businesses, communities, destinations, and the wider socio-political context. It therefore sheds substantial light on one of the most significant travel and consumer markets in the world today and the important role of religion in contemporary hospitality and tourism.

The book examines halal hospitality and lodging, Islamic markets, product developments, heritage, certification, and emerging and future trends and issues. It integrates case studies from a range of countries and destinations and in doing so emphasises the significant differences that exist with respect to regulating and commodifying halal, as well as stressing that the Islamic market is not monolithic. Written by highly regarded international academics, it offers a range of perspectives and enables a comprehensive discussion of this integral part of Islam and contemporary society.

This handbook will be of significant interest to upper level students, researchers, and academics in the various disciplines of Tourism, Hospitality, Food Studies, Marketing, Religious Studies, Geography, Sociology, and Islamic Studies.

About the Editors

Michael Hall is a Professor in the Business School at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand; Docent in the Department of Geography, University of Oulu, Finland; and a Visiting Professor, Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden. His research interests include tourism, regional development, sustainability, global environmental change, and food.

Girish Prayag is Associate Professor of Marketing in the School of Business at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. His research interests include place attachment, organisational resilience, disaster management, and tourist emotions.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Halal Hospitality and Islamic Tourism.

Halal Hospitality and Lodging.

  1. Understanding Halal Hospitality.
  2. Attributes of Muslim-friendly hospitality service in a process-based model.
  3. Malaysian Accommodation Providers’ Understanding of Halal Hospitality.
  4. Explaining the competitive advantage of Islamic Hotel concepts: Insights from Malaysia.
  5. Shariah-compliant hotel operations practices (SCHOP).
  6. Islamic Tourism: The Practices of a Shariah-Compliant Hotel in De Palma Hotel, Malaysia.  Halal Markets and Developments
  7. Halal Service Provision—Understated, but Not Undervalued: A View From Oman.
  8. Exploring Muslim millennials’ perception and value placed on the concept of ‘halal’ in their tourism preferences and behaviours.
  9. Islamic Ziyara and Halal hospitality in Palestine: Al-Quds ‘Jerusalem’, al-Khalil ‘Hebron’ and Bayt Lahm ‘Bethlehem’ between 2011 and 2016.
  10. Marketing Europe to Islamic Heritage Tourists.
  11. The Muslim-friendly option: Tunisia’s (Mass) tourism in times of crisis.
  12. Brunei halal tourism outlook.
  13. Meeting the Needs of Muslim Tourists: The Case of Singapore.
  14. Strategies for Attracting Muslim Tourists Without Obtaining Halal Certification: A Case Study of Takayama City in Japan.  Heritage Tourism 
  15. Urban renewal, cultural tourism, and community development: Sharia principles in a non-Islamic state.
  16. Is this sacred or what? The Holy Place and Tourism Destination at Jabal Haroun, Petra Region, Jordan.
  17. Muharram in Iran: A Religio-Cultural Festival.

Emerging Issues and Relationships in Certification 

  1. Halal Food Certification in China.
  2. Food Certification: The Relationships Between Organic and Halal Certification in Malaysian Food Retailing.
  3. Halal logistics: empowering competitive advantage and sustainability.  Issues and Challenges
  4. The Challenge of the Halal/Pork Binary for Muslim Immigrants in Spain.
  5. Meanings in everyday food encounters for Muslims in Australia.
  6. Halal Certification Uproar: The Muslim Scapegoat as National Safety Valve.
  7. Commodified Religion: The Keys to Halal Food?

Emerging and Future Issues

  1. Emerging and Future Issues in Halal Hospitality and Islamic Tourism

Bibliographic Information

Title: The Routledge Handbook of Halal Hospitality and Islamic Tourism

Editor(s): C. Michael Hall & Girish Prayag

Publisher: Routledge

 Language: English

Length: 376 pages

ISBN: 9781032401461

Pub. Date:  August 29, 2022

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