The United Nations World Tourism Organisation, along with the European Journey Fee, has launched a brand new report on well being tourism.
A part of their joint analysis programme, the research is the primary try and set a coherent conceptualisation of well being tourism and outline the motivations behind travellers on the lookout for health-related providers.
Well being, wellness and medical tourism have grown exponentially lately to grow to be more and more related in lots of locations.
Well being tourism is an rising, international, advanced and quickly altering section that must be higher understood by locations prepared to leverage alternatives and higher tackle challenges.
Exploring Well being Tourism proposes a complete taxonomy with a constant terminology to outline and describe the intricate system of travelling for well being functions and gives a sensible toolkit for nationwide tourism organisations and vacation spot administration corporations eager to develop well being tourism.
As outlined within the report, well being tourism covers these varieties of tourism which have as a main motivation the contribution to bodily, psychological and/or non secular well being via medical and wellness-based actions.
The report sheds mild on the elements shaping well being tourism equivalent to technological developments, private well being, knowledge safety and urbanisation.
It additionally explores the market, the demand and the provision of well being tourism and gives examples of selling administration.
Lastly, the research proposes a set of suggestions starting from improved knowledge assortment and extra correct measurement to extra accessible and sustainable well being tourism calling for additional partnerships.