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Assessment of agro-based homestay activities towards Muslim friendly tourism

Othman, Rashidi and Azman, Adib and Radin, Hidayah and Adzhar, Mashhuda and Hashim, Khairusy Syakirin Has-Yun and Mahamod, Lukman Hakim and Ahmad Fadzlillah, Nurrulhidayah (2018) Assessment of agro-based homestay activities towards Muslim friendly tourism. In: International Conference on Halal Innovation in Products and Services 2018 (i-CHIPS 2018), 13th-14th July 2018, Haat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The homestay programme in Malaysia was first introduced in 1988 by the Ministry of Tourism as to match the demand of an emerging tourist segment and the alternatives for tourist who travel in the quest for the experience that enhances knowledge. Homestay can be defined as one type of lodging that the tourists share with the homeowner with the intention to learn culture and lifestyles from the homeowner. Malaysia is one of the Muslim countries in Southeast Asia that received billions of tourists all over the world. However, the provision of Muslim-friendly tourism accommodation is still lacking. Hence, the aim of this research is to explore the interrelationship of agro-cultural based homestay activities, spatial organization, social interaction and landscape setting towards Islamic Built Environment. These components need to be suitable for guests and hosts to reach the guideline of Islamic principles. Methods of observation throughout the house and interview conducted with the hosts are used to investigate the criteria of Shari’ah compliance applied. Based on the data analysis, when guests and hosts abide by the Shari'ah principles, the agro-based homestay can sustain and create a unique identity with the integration with culture and Islamic Built Environment. In conclusion, based on the findings of this study, the Shari'ah compliant practices can enhance the quality of the activities, spatial organization, social interaction and the landscape setting in the homestay programme in the future.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech/Talk)
Additional Information: 3842/65318
Uncontrolled Keywords: agro-based homestay, Muslim friendly tourism
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP190.5 Islamization of Knowledge
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD9000 Special industries and trades
N Fine Arts > Islamic art and architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
International Institute for Halal Research and Training (INHART)
Depositing User: Dr rashidi othman
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2018 15:04
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2018 15:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/65314

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