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Health, tourism and hospitality : spas, wellness and medical travel / Melanie Smith and Laszlo Puczko.

By: Smith, Melanie K
Contributor(s): Puczko, Laszlo
Call number: 338.4791 S655H 2014 Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Abingdon, U.K. ; New York, N.Y. : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2014. Edition: 2nd ed.Description: xxxiii, 508 p. : ill., charts.ISBN: 9780415638654 (pbk.).Subject(s): Medical tourism | Hospitality industry | Travel -- Health aspects | Tourists -- Health and hygiene | Health resorts
Contents:
Definitions and concepts -- A historical overview -- A geographical and regional analysis -- Leisure, lifestyle and society -- Demand and motivation of tourists -- Targeting and branding -- Planning and management -- Future trends and predictions -- SpaFinder wellness trends: what they teach us and why they are important -- Spa lifestyle resort communities and staycations -- The rise of destination spas in emerging economies: a case study of GOCO hospitality's Qatar and China destination spa projects -- The Russian spa market: diverse and maturing -- Italian spas today: demand and offer evolution and trends -- Traditional spas - between health and wellness tourism: the Trentino strategy to face the challenge of the market -- Day spa revenue management: some examples from Italy -- A multipurpose wellness park: the case study of Hamat Gader, Israel -- Benchmarking pilot study for Hungarian wellness and spa hotels -- Comparative analysis of health tourism products and online communication of selected Hungarian spas and hotels -- Sleep therapy: a case study from Tervis Medical Spa, Estonia -- Benefits of higher education to the international spa industry: a UK perspective -- Labour and compensation structure of the spa industry in Canada -- Joining together and shaping the future of the global spa and wellness industry -- Wellness tourism development in Slovenia in the last two decades --Wellness and spa provision in the Silesian health resorts of Poland -- History, traditions and the recent trends in the spa industry in the Czech Republic -- Special health tourism products in the Bukk and Matra region -- Health tourism and horse milk therapy in Kyrgyzstan -- Well-being tourism in Finland -- Health leisure market: the evolution in Portugal -- The holy Himalayas: an adobe to wellness -- Te Aroha wellness tourism: yesterday and today -- Revitalising the healing tradition: thermal springs in the Western Cape -- Opportunities and barriers to sustainable health tourism development in the Israeli Dead Sea region -- Heritage and the renaissance of Domburg as a health resort -- Health cuisine: a new health destination marketing tool -- The social construction of travelling for wellbeing in Australia -- Building tourism and well-being policy: engaging with the public health agenda in the UK -- Activities as a component of a social tourism holiday experience -- Research on preventive wellness in the Netherlands -- Natural wellness: the case of Icelandic wilderness landscapes for health and wellness tourism -- Global wellness in Sedona, Arizona -- A new age in tourism: a case study of New Age centres in Costa Rica -- The holistic approach of Ayurveda-based wellness tourism offered in Kerala -- Meditation tourism: exploring the meditation flow experience and well-being -- The propensity for yoga practitioners to become tourists: a case study of Budapest -- Apollo Hospitals group: a key player in the Indian medical tourism industry -- The UK National Health Service and international patients -- Kurotel - turning a dream into reality: milestones and keys to success -- The Gawler Foundation in Australia: wellness and lifestyle-based therapeutic retreats for people with serious illnesses -- Challenges of balneotherapy development in Oyoun Moussa, Egypt.
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