Muslim travelers' food sensitivity, travel, and accommodation choices
This study discusses the significance of religion in influencing Singaporean Muslim travelers’ (SMT) food selection, motivation to travel, and their accommodation choices. It also expounds on the tolerance level of SMT on conventional accommodation, which are non-Shariah compliant by nature. The study used qualitative data collection methods, and the results suggested that SMTs were mainly concerned about the availability of halal-related food in their destinations, they were flexible in adapting to the environment, and understood the concept of mix-gender facilities and the necessity for hotels to sell alcoholic beverage. It was surprising to note that even if SMTs were affected by Islamophobia, they considered halal hotels unnecessary, and associated accommodation quality to food quality.
Journal/Conference/Book titleJournal of Gastronomy and Tourism