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Antecedents of brand equity on halal tourism destination

Alexander Preko (Marketing Department, University of Professional Studies, Accra, Ghana)
Iddrisu Mohammed (Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Business School (UGBS), University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana)
Azizbek Allaberganov (School of Business and Economics, Westminster International, University in Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan)

Journal of Islamic Marketing

ISSN: 1759-0833

Article publication date: 5 May 2021




This study aims to examine the antecedents of halal brand equity on destination brand equity (DBE) within the tourism sector. Although much has been done on halal tourism, the issue of halal and brand equity has received little attention in a non-Islamic state context.


Using the brand equity theory, 312 Muslim tourists were conveniently drawn from the Larabanga tourism site with the use of structural equation modelling technique to analyse the data.


The study revealed that halal brand awareness and halal value have positive and significant impact on DBE. Also, halal perceived brand quality and halal image had a negative but significant impact on DBE.

Research limitations/implications

This research is on a country-specific halal brand equity tourism destination, which means that the findings cannot be generalized to other geographical areas.

Practical implications

The study provides an insight into halal tourism and destination equity, which is important for marketers, the ministry of tourism and local tourism officials to support halal tourism in a non-Islamic country.


This paper fills a gap by presenting the first comprehensive overview of halal brand equity research that enhances ongoing discussions in the hospitality and tourism field in a non-Islamic context and proposes priorities for future research.



The authors would like to thank the two proofreaders: Dr Theophilus Francis Gyepi-Garbrah and Veronica Adjei including the Editor and the two anonymous reviewers for their insightful and constructive comments from which the present paper greatly improved. Any remaining errors or deficiencies are solely the authors’ responsibility.


Preko, A., Mohammed, I. and Allaberganov, A. (2021), "Antecedents of brand equity on halal tourism destination", Journal of Islamic Marketing, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.



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