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Yoga tourism has emerged and grown with the 'travel to feel well' trend. This study explored this under-researched market by interviewing and surveying a group of yoga retreat participants (n=75) in central Indiana, USA. This research, while exploratory in nature, delineated the socio-demographic...

Author(s)
Lehto, X. Y.; Brown, S.; Chen, Y. I.; Morrison, A. M.
Publisher
Centre for Tourism Research & Development, Lucknow, India
Citation
Tourism Recreation Research, 2006, 31, 1, pp 25-35
Abstract

This study investigates the demand for travel for well-being and enhancing health by Korean domestic tourists. The current level of health travel preferences and participation rates were examined and compared to the preference for other travel types. A questionnaire survey was conducted with 270...

Author(s)
Han JiSook; Lee, T. J.; Ryu KiSang
Publisher
Wiley, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2018, 20, 2, pp 137-146
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The purpose of this study is to observe factors related to perceptions of and possible participation in medical tourism by Chinese, Japanese, and Korean visitors to Jeju Island in Korea. It aims to identify cultural differences among them, and how those differences affect their pursuit of medical...

Author(s)
Yu JiYun; Ko TaeGyou
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tourism Management, 2012, 33, 1, pp 80-88
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

Nowadays, the act of taking care of one's appearance has become a marker of a healthy lifestyle among both women and (mostly metrosexual) men. Physical activity plays a minor role, and tourist trips are more and more frequently combined with the consumption of medical services, including surgery...

Author(s)
Lubowiecki-Vikuk, A.
Publisher
De Gruyter Open, Warsaw, Poland
Citation
Physical Culture and Sport: Studies and Research, 2016, 69, 1, pp 29-42
Abstract

In the recent years, World Health Organization (WHO) has supported the practice of Traditional and Complementary Medicine (TCM) due to its wide health benefits, safety and minimal side-effects compared to chemical agents. People either in developed or developing countries prefer this kind of...

Author(s)
Saad, A.
Publisher
OMICS Publishing Group, Los Angeles, USA
Citation
Journal of Tourism and Hospitality, 2015, 4, 5, pp 178
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The paper delineates the connections between tourism and the local population's quality of life in Harkány, a spa-town located in Southwest Hungary. During the spring of 2011, a questionnaire survey of 297 residents was undertaken in the town, in order to investigate their participation in tourism, ...

Author(s)
Michalkó, G.; Bakucz, M.; Rátz, T.
Publisher
International University College, Dobrich, Bulgaria
Citation
European Journal of Tourism Research, 2013, 6, 2, pp 154-169

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