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This book takes a systems approach to examining the growing field of medical tourism, one of the field's hottest niches, with billions of dollars spent each year. It looks at medical tourism in depth from a medical and hospitality operational management perspective. Growing numbers of people are...

Author(s)
DeMicco, F. J.
Publisher
CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA
Citation
Medical tourism and wellness: hospitality bridging healthcare (H2H), 2017, pp 440 pp.
Abstract

This paper explores the developments of domestic medical tourism for Australia's Sunshine Coast. Most studies have characterised medical tourism to be an outbound phenomenon, where affluent tourists select mostly developing destinations for elective surgeries due to cost, quality or faster access...

Author(s)
Tham, A.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tourism Management Perspectives, 2018, 25, pp 29-40
Abstract

Medical tourism provides an essential advantage for destinations. On the other hand, the knowledge of developing competitive medical tourism destinations is still limited. This study models a conceptual framework on novel ways of sustaining the United Arab Emirate (UAE) Vision 2020 with reference...

Author(s)
Al-Talabani, H.; Kİlİc, H.; Ozturen, A.; Qasim, S. O.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Sustainability, 2019, 11, 1, pp 230
Abstract

Despite the numerous studies investigating the wide adoption of social media by tourists and tourism providers, literature focusing on the analysis of social media strategies in the context of medical tourism is still limited. This research investigated the usage of social media for the marketing...

Author(s)
John, S. P.
Publisher
Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, Geneva, Switzerland
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Policy, 2017, 7, 3, pp 222-249
Abstract

This research examines the medical tourism destination personality perceptions of Malaysia, a leading medical tourism destination country. A content analysis of international cosmetic surgery patients' online testimonials from a medical tourism facilitator's website shows that medical tourists have ...

Author(s)
Guiry, M.
Publisher
Inderscience, Olney, UK
Citation
International Journal of Leisure and Tourism Marketing, 2017, 5, 3, pp 202-226
Abstract

Medical tourism is a growing industry in Malaysia, but it is not without its own public health implications. Despite the growing importance of medical travel, little is known of its impact, especially in relation to the public health concerns of the receiving countries. This paper aims to explore...

Author(s)
Chow SzeLoon
Publisher
Turkish Society of Public Health Specialists, Ankara, Turkey
Citation
Turkish Journal of Public Health, 2018, 16, 3, pp 237-240
Abstract

This report discusses: the history of medical tourism; the factors driving the growth of medical tourism in Asia; the profile of medical tourists; the major medical tourism destinations in Asia; some aspects of the medical tourism industry (including accreditation, facilitators, insurance and...

Author(s)
Beattie, C.
Publisher
Mintel International Group Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Travel & Tourism Analyst, 2013, No.11, pp 43 pp.
Abstract

The main purpose of this study was to investigate search terms related to medical tourism in daily and medical newspapers and to analyze networks between search terms. We collected newspaper articles by running a web crawler with Python. A total of 3802 articles from 4 medical newspapers and 1705...

Author(s)
Kim SoHyeon; Lee WonSeok
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tourism Management Perspectives, 2019, 31, pp 332-339
Abstract

Travel motivations, perceived risks and travel constraints, along with the attributes and characteristics of medical tourism destinations, are important issues in medical tourism. Although the importance of these factors is already known, a comprehensive theoretical model of the decision-making...

Author(s)
Khan, M. J.; Shankar Chelliah; Haron, M. S.; Sahrish Ahmed
Publisher
Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
Citation
Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, 2017, 17, 1, pp e11-e17
Abstract

The debate over 'medical tourism' versus 'travel for medical treatment' largely centres on the role of the voluntary leisure or touristic component. This study provides empirical evidence regarding the nature of leisure tourism occurring during medical travel, drawing on interviews with individuals ...

Author(s)
Lovelock, B.; Lovelock, K.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2018, 69, pp 145-154

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