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This paper presents an analysis of visitors who engage with retreat tourism, a specialty subsector of wellness tourism. Retreats are usually centres or venues with a pre-prescribed aim of providing a combination of activities, practices and treatments aimed to balance body, mind and spirit in...

Author(s)
Kelly, C.
Publisher
Centre for Tourism Research & Development, Lucknow, India
Citation
Tourism Recreation Research, 2012, 37, 3, pp 205-213
Abstract

Is the practice of UK patients traveling to India as medical tourists morally justified? This article addresses that question by examining three ethically relevant issues. First, the key factor motivating citizens of the United Kingdom to seek medical treatment in India is identified and analyzed....

Author(s)
Meghani, Z.
Publisher
Baywood Publishing Company Inc., Amityville, USA
Citation
International Journal of Health Services, 2013, 43, 4, pp 779-800
Abstract

This paper explores the relationship between health, exercise and the body through the lens of fitness holidays. It conceptualises fitness tourism within Foucaudian ideas of the care of the self and bodily discipline, arguing that the holidays and the practices they employ need to be seen as part...

Author(s)
Little, J.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Geographical Journal, 2015, 181, 2, pp 121-128
Abstract

This paper focuses on exploring yoga tourism as an under researched area where little has been written to date. Yoga tourism is an emergent niche market that can be viewed as a subset of wellness or holistic tourism. Previous research has suggested that it reflects consumers' desire for...

Author(s)
Ali-Knight, J.; Ensor, J.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Recreation Research, 2017, 42, 4, pp 484-497
Abstract

In today's highly competitive global tourism market it is crucial to know what motivates consumers to purchase wellness holidays through a travel agency. Researchers have spent a significant amount of time, paying close attention to travellers' behaviour in the decision-making phase. However,...

Author(s)
Aleksijevits, K.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
International Journal of Spa and Wellness, 2019, 2, 2, pp 78-97