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Intention to adopt Islamic quality standard: A study of hotels in peninsular Malaysia


Ahmad, Rozila and Zainol, Noor Azimin and Abu Karim, Mohd Hyrul (2019) Intention to adopt Islamic quality standard: A study of hotels in peninsular Malaysia. Journal of KATHA, 15 (1). pp. 20-45. ISSN 18232159

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Abstract

Since 2010, Malaysia is among the first choice travel destination in the global Muslim travel market. To better serve the market, in 2013 Islamic Quality Standard for hotels (IQS) was introduced in Malaysia. However, many are skeptical about its feasibility. It is not clear whether hotels in Malaysia are keen to adopt this standard. Despite the ambiguity, a quantitative study to ascertain the intention to adopt IQS remains scarce. The purpose of this study is to investigate hotel manager’s intention to adopt IQS. A total of 355 questionnaires were distributed to hotel managers throughout Peninsular Malaysia. Based on 72 usable returned questionnaires, it was found that most of the hotel managers were undecided on whether to adopt IQS or not. The percentage of those who were positive about the intention to adopt IQS was only slightly higher than those who were negative about it. Furthermore, it is important to note that the finding is based on marginal response rate where the majority of respondents are Muslim.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions: School of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2020 04:01
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2020 04:01
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/27773

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