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Medical tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in Thailand. As with any businesses, medical tourism should seek to understand its customers' needs and perceptions for developing a marketing plan. The perceived service image, perceived value, and perceived risks are recognised as important ...

Author(s)
Lertputtarak, S.; Samokhin, D.
Publisher
Taylor's University, Selangor, Malaysia
Citation
Asia-Pacific Journal of Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism, 2016, 5, 2, pp 151-171
Abstract

Los Algodones, Mexico is characteristic of other medical border towns whose proximity to the Mexico-United States border enables American and Canadian patients to take advantage of economic asymmetries on either side of the border to access desired health care. Los Algodones is unique, however, in...

Author(s)
Adams, K.; Snyder, J.; Crooks, V. A.; Berry, N. S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Social Science & Medicine, 2017, 190, pp 157-164
Abstract

Background: Medical tourism is a practice where patients travel internationally to purchase medical services. Medical tourists travel abroad for reasons including costly care, long wait times for care, and limited availability of desired procedures stemming from legal and/or regulatory...

Author(s)
Jackson, C.; Snyder, J.; Crooks, V. A.; Lavergne, M. R.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Health Services Research, 2018, 18, 573, pp (20 July 2018)
Abstract

This paper presents a background on health tourism and distinguishes medical tourism from wellness tourism. It also discusses the nature of spas, highlighting the differences in the North American, European, and Asian approaches to spas. Particular attention is given to the typologies of spas in...

Author(s)
Puczkó, L.; Bachvarov, M.
Publisher
Centre for Tourism Research & Development, Lucknow, India
Citation
Tourism Recreation Research, 2006, 31, 1, pp 83-91