13 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2011
Date Written: March 1, 2011
Religious issues have always influenced the touristic activities. In religious communities and specifically in Muslim communities, some religious commandments have overwhelmed the quantity and quality of tourism. Considering the reciprocity between religion and the tourism industry this article deals with the role of religion (Islam) in tourism industry in the Islamic Republic of Iran. In this respect it studies the relationship between Islam and tourism, aspects of the interconnection between slam and tourism, manners of Muslims as hosts and guests, and finally the international collaboration in Islamic tourism industry.
Keywords: Religion, Islam, tourism, tourism industry, Iran
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Arasteh, Mohammad and Eilami, Rahim Mohammadi, The Role of Religion and Islam in the Tourism Industry of Iran (March 1, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1773827 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1773827