This year, Muslims around the world celebrated Eid-ul Fitr on Friday and Saturday (April 21-22) to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan. A month of fasting, praying, showing humility, charitable giving, and spiritual rejuvenation.
We would like to commemorate the history, culture, and achievements of the Muslim world through a special virtual issue that brings visibility to Halal tourism destinations and the Muslim tourists’ travel motivations and satisfaction.
Halal tourism has been gaining popularity and becoming a significant trend in the global travel industry. After the pandemic, the Muslim travel arrivals are expected to reach 160 million in 2024 and 230 million in 2028. Women travellers represent one of the fastest growing segments in the Muslim travel market (Global Muslim Travel Index, 2023). We would like to encourage tourism researchers to continue expanding the knowledge base on the Halal tourism landscape, the Muslim tourist behaviour, and the challenges and opportunities in the development, management and marketing of Islamic tourism.
The papers listed below will be free to access from 12th of June to 14th July 2023.
Salam and Enjoy the reading!
Professor Blanca Alejandra Camargo and Dr Hera Oktadiana
Associate Editors, The International Journal of Tourism Cities
Free to access
Somia Kherbouche and Abdelkader Djedid
Atie Rachmiatie, Fitri Rahmafitria, Karim Suryadi and Ajeng Ramadhita Larasati
Ali Mursid and Pandji Anoraga
Muhammad Khalilur Rahman, Md Sohel Rana, Mohd Nazari Ismail, Mohd Zulkifli Muhammad, Muhammad Nazmul Hoque and Md. Abdul Jalil
Nurul Huda, Ariel Nian Gani, Nova Rini, Tiko Dhafin Rizky and Lazuardi Ichsan
Hilda Monoarfa, Agus Rahayu, Fitranty Adirestuty, Rizuwan Abu Karim, Azlin Zanariah Bahtar, Zamzuri Ahmad Nazari and Nurazree Mahmud