International Tourism and the OIC* Countries: Challenges and Opportunities
The 57 Members of the OIC are the major source market for the global Islamic tourism industry. With estimated
tourism expenditures of over $100 billion, these countries account for around 82 per cent of the total tourism expenditures
made by the Muslim tourists in 2013-2014..As our major question, we try to evaluate the status of tourism industry in the
OIC countries and to discuss its challenges and opportunities. It highlights two major challenges i.e. the poor infra structures
and the cultural obstacles which prevent the development of international tourism in the Islamic Countries. Based on OIC
documents, we try to arrange our analysis through a documented paper.
Keywords— International Tourism. Islam. OIC Countries.