AMBIGUITY ON SYARIAH TOURISM IN INDONESIA

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Hurriah Ali Hasan
Abd Azis Muslimin

Keywords

Tourism, Syariah Tourism, Islamic Law, Ambiguity, religious norms

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to analyze the readiness of tourist destinations through the perception of tourists and local people in developing sharia tourism in Indonesia. Indonesia has a much tourism area, which is visited by both domestic and foreign tourists. In the tourism area, especially visited by foreign tourists, are often equipped with facilities for entertainment that are not accorded to social norms and clash with religious norms. While Indonesia is the largest Moslem country in the world with 85 percent people are Moslem, therefore some people provoke to implement Islamic Law in tourism area.


Methodology: This study includes descriptive research using a quantitative approach that involved two groups were domestic tourists 110 respondents and 50 respondents from local people. This study, conducted in the Bira Beach area, Bulukumba Regency, South Sulawesi Indonesia. Data was analyzed to find out the point of view of the tourist and local people on Islamic law implementation in tourism area in Bira Beach.


Result: The finding of this study indicated that all domestic tourists and local people strongly support the implementation of Islamic Law in tourism area in Bira Beach.


Implications/Applications: However, if Islamic law was actually implemented in all areas in the Bira Beach area, all respondents in tourist group stated that they would not visit Bira Beach anymore, meanwhile all respondents in local people group expressed doubt, caused to the negative impact on their economic income. Based on this study, it needs an appropriate regulation for tourism in Indonesia that could be implemented for all people without contrary to religious norms.

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