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Potential and Challenges : Tourism stakeholders’ perceptions towards Muslim Friendly Geo tourism in Langkawi UGPP

Saffinee, Siti Syahirah and Jamaludin, Mohammad Aizat and Abdul Halim, Sharina (2021) Potential and Challenges : Tourism stakeholders’ perceptions towards Muslim Friendly Geo tourism in Langkawi UGPP. International Journal of Geotourism Science and Development (IJGSD), 1 (1). pp. 75-80.

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This study provides the current practices, utilising qualitative data among tourism stakeholders on Muslim Friendly Geotourism (MFGT) in Langkawi UGGp. MFGT has grown as a valuable tourism sector in both Muslim and non-Muslim countries. Langkawi UGGp has a Malay culture, and the majority of the local communities are Muslim. Previous study shows the tourism business has long been part of the so-called ‘unfriendly to Muslim’ faith-based needs. However, the issues were limited of approach related to MFGT concept among tourism stakeholders. Consequently, MFT solves this predicament, allowing more Muslims to participate in geotourism activities without having any issues performing their faith. Besides, findings shows the potential and challenges of MFGT to be implemented in Langkawi UGGp. All tourism stakeholders are positive in their responses and aware on the importance of implementation MFGT for Langkawi UGGp economic development, protection of the environment and participation of local community. Therefore, this study strives to enhancing knowledge in geotourism literature, particularly in the cross-cultural context manner.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Langkawi Geopark, Tourism stakeholder, Muslim friendly tourism
Subjects: BPG Islamic geography
BPG Islamic geography > BPG87 Islamic tourism. Halal issues
BPH Islamic Economics > BPH117.5 Halal Education, Halal Training
BPN Islamic art and architecture > BPN87 Muslim friendly and halal services
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): International Institute for Halal Research and Training (INHART)
Depositing User: Dr. Mohammad Aizat Jamaludin
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2021 15:22
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2021 15:22
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/94631

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