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Tourism management: analysis, behaviour and strategy.

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This book provides in-depth empirical reports on specific topics within five general areas of tourism management and marketing: (1) scanning and sense making; (2) planning; (3) implementing; (4) evaluating actions/process and performance outcomes; and (5) administering. Offering descriptions, tools and examples of tourism management decision making, the book is useful for students in tourism and m...

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Chapter 14 (Page no: 232)

Tummy tucks and the Taj Mahal? Medical tourism and the globalization of health care.

Medical tourism, where patients travel overseas for operations, has grown rapidly in the past decade, especially for cosmetic surgery. High costs and long waiting lists at home, higher incomes, new technology and skills in destination countries alongside reduced transport costs and internet marketing have all played a role. Several Asian countries are dominant, but most countries have sought to enter the market. Conventional tourism has been a by-product of this growth, following from its tourist packaging, and overall benefits to the travel industry have been considerable. The rise of medical tourism emphasizes the privatization of health care, the rising dependence on technology, uneven access to health resources and the accelerated globalization of both health care and tourism.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Tourism management theory, research and practice. Author(s): Woodside, A. G. Martin, D.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 14) Travel motivation: a critical review of the concept's development. Author(s): Hsu, C. H. C. Huang SongShan
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 28) Culture's consequences on experiencing international tourism services and products: quantitative and qualitative fuzzy-set testing of an integrative theory of national culture applied to the consumption of behaviours of Asian, European and North American consumers. Author(s): Woodside, A. G. Ahn Inja
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 62) Grounded theory of international tourism behaviour: building systematic propositions from emic interpretations of Japanese travellers visiting the USA. Author(s): Martin, D.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 94) Tourist harassment and responses. Author(s): McElroy, J. L. Tarlow, P. Carlisle, K.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 107) Deconstructing backpacking. Author(s): Uriely, N.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 113) Tourism demand modelling and forecasting. Author(s): Song HaiYan Guo Wei
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 129) Market segmentation in tourism. Author(s): Dolnicar, S.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 151) Advanced topics in tourism market segmentation. Author(s): Bigné, E. Gnoth, J. Andreu, L.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 174) When tourists desire an artificial culture: the Bali Syndrome in Hawaii. Author(s): Rosenbaum, M. S. Wong, I. A.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 185) Advertising travel services to the business traveller. Author(s): Albers-Miller, N. D. Straughan, R. D. Prenshaw, P. J.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 197) Interpreting and managing special events and festivals. Author(s): Wooten, M. H. Norman, W. C.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 218) Theme park tourism and management strategy. Author(s): Milman, A.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 245) Wine tourism and consumers. Author(s): Getz, D. Carlsen, J. Brown, G. Havitz, M.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 269) Complexity at sea: managing brands within the cruise industry. Author(s): Weaver, A.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 285) Internationalization and the hotel industry. Author(s): Johnson, C. Vanetti, M.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 302) Guests' meetings and hotel group room reservations. Author(s): Toh, R. S.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 318) Sport events and strategic leveraging: pushing towards the triple bottom line. Author(s): O'Brien, D. Chalip, L.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 339) Deconstructing destination perceptions, experiences, stories and internet search: text analysis in tourism research. Author(s): Gretzel, U. Xiang, Z. Wöber, K. Fesenmaier, D. R.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 358) Importance-performance analysis (IPA): confronting validity issues. Author(s): Beaman, J. Huan TzungCheng
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 378) Evaluating tourism management programmes: advancing a paradigm shift for achieving highly effective tourism destination management programmes and strategy performance audits. Author(s): Woodside, A. G. Sakai, M. Y.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 405) Tourist shopping villages: exploring success and failure. Author(s): Murphy, L. Moscardo, G. Benckendorff, P. Pearce, P.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 424) Monitoring visitor satisfaction with destinations using expectations, importance and performance constructs. Author(s): Fallon, P.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 459) Tourism's economic contribution versus economic impact assessment: differing roles for satellite accounts and economic modelling. Author(s): Dwyer, L. Forsyth, P. Spurr, R. Thiep Van Ho
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 470) Sustainability and tourism dynamics. Author(s): Johnston, R. J. Tyrrell, T. J.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 493) Employee empowerment: a key to tourism success. Author(s): Timmerman, J. E. Lytle, R. S.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • School of Geosciences, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2008
  • ISBN
  • 9781845933234
  • Record Number
  • 20083075461