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Islamic and Halal Tourism in Iran

Experiencing Persian Heritage

ISBN: 978-1-78754-813-8, eISBN: 978-1-78754-812-1

ISSN: 2042-1443

Publication date: 6 September 2019

Abstract

Worldwide growth in both the Muslim middle class and younger generation has resulted in Islamic tourism becoming a significant global market segment, and a key growth sector for the economies of Islamic countries. The 121 million Muslim tourists of 2016 were expected to be 156 million in 2020, whereas the total spendings of US $220 billion of Muslim tourists will reach in 2026, $300 billion. This chapter focuses on Iran as one of the important Muslim-friendly destinations. With Islamic principles already in place, Iran is aiming to become a world hub for Islamic or halal tourism, while meeting new challenges and pursuing creative alternatives.

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Citation

Chianeh, R.H., Kian, B. and Azgoomi, S.K.R. (2019), "Islamic and Halal Tourism in Iran", Experiencing Persian Heritage (Bridging Tourism Theory and Practice, Vol. 10), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 295-307. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2042-144320190000010018

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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