Mini Symposium on Islamic Tourism 2017


Calling all postgrads and industry players!

ITC is honoured to organise the first ‘Mini Symposium on Islamic Tourism 2017’ from 13 to 14 April 2017 at the Malaysia Tourism Centre (MATIC), Kuala Lumpur. The focus of this symposium is on Islamic tourism and the aim is to gather Master and Ph.D students from universities in Malaysia to present and discuss on their papers and research topics with fellow researchers, academicians and industry players.

Speakers include Prof. Emeritus Datuk Dr Abdul Kadir Hj. Din from the Faculty of Tourism Management, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Prof. Amran Hamzah from the Centre for Innovative Planning & Development Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and one prominent speaker from the industry.

This one and a half day symposium will:

  • Provide a platform for discussion and sharing of tourism research topics and findings particularly on Islamic tourism or Muslim-friendly travel.
  • Facilitate interactions between researchers on best practices, relevant research applications and issues related to their studies.
  • Allow participants to extend their research program as they gain an understanding of the issues and challenges currently faced by Islamic tourism.
  • Facilitate opportunities for networking to allow participants to elaborate on the issues raised.
  • Aims at stimulating inter-disciplinary discussions and networking among students, researchers and academicians to further enhance and enrich their knowledge especially in enriching the Islamic tourism / Muslim Friendly Tourism segment.

Paper submission should be made to ITC by 20 March 2017. Papers submitted after 8 March 2017, may not be included in the conference proceedings.

Confirmed Presenters (as at 17 March 2017):

No. Presenter Topic
1 Muhammad Khalilur Rahman, Universiti Malaya Antecedents of Muslim Medical Tourists’
Satisfaction towards Intention to Revisit for
Medical Treatment in Shari’ah Compliant Hospitals
2 Nurul Shakila Khalid, UiTM Shah Alam The Theming and Imagineering of Islamic Tourism as a Placemaking Strategy in the Context of Multi Ethnicity Population
3 Lina Munirah Kamarudin, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Muslim Tour Packages: Challenges and Problems Faced by Tour Operators in Malaysia
4 Sit Zanariah Hj. Yusoff Positioning the Roles of Public Relations in Islamic Hospitality

Spaces for audience are limited up to 150 attendees and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Kindly register by Friday, 31 March 2017.

Registration Form:
Mini Symposium on Islamic Tourism 2017 – Application Form

Guidelines for Abstracts/Paper Submission:
Mini Symposium on Islamic Tourism 2018 – Guidelines for Abstract_Paper Submission

Tentative Programme:
Mini Symposium on Islamic Tourism 2017 – Tentative Programme

For enquiries, please contact:

Cik Siti Sarah Hussin / Puan Nur Alyssa

Tel: 03- 8891 7177
Email: [email protected]