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The Role of Religion and Islam in the Tourism Industry of Iran

13 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2011  

Mohammad Arasteh

Sama Technical and Vocational Training College, Islamic Azad University, Islamshahr Branch, Islamshahr, Iran

Rahim Mohammadi Eilami

Islamshahr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Islamshahr, Iran

Date Written: March 1, 2011

Abstract

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

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

Mohammad Arasteh (Contact Author)

Sama Technical and Vocational Training College, Islamic Azad University, Islamshahr Branch, Islamshahr, Iran ( email )

Tehran
Iran

Rahim Mohammadi Eilami

Islamshahr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Islamshahr, Iran ( email )

Tehran
Iran

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