HALAL TOURISM. The rise of a new industry?

Michele Carboni

CRENoS (Centre For North North South Economic Research), University of Cagliari and University of Sassari, Italy

16:00 Sala AA229, Ala Autónoma, ISCTE-IUL

Religion is not a new focus of tourism studies, but the relationship between tourism and Islam – pilgrimages aside – has long been neglected. On the contrary, nowadays, concepts such as Muslim tourism, Halal tourism, Islamic tourism, Sharia-compliant hotels, Halal hospitality are definitely receiving increasing attention, both by researchers and the tourism industry.
These (new) concepts will be illustrated and discussed during the seminar, as well as the implications, the potentialities, the possibilities and the possible consequences of the rise of this new touristic segment.
Moreover, the speaker will present the results of its own researches conducted in Tunisia and Morocco.