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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
Abstract

The aim of this paper is to identify preferred Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) medical tourism destinations (MTD) and medical services in the context of socio-demographic determinants. The computer-assisted web interviewing (CAWI) method was used. A total of 282 completed self-administered...

Author(s)
Lubowiecki-Vikuk, A.; Dryglas, D.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Economic Research-Ekonomska Istraživanja, 2019, 32, 1, pp 1256-1274
Abstract

This special issue discusses the role of pro-poor tourism (PPT) in development, issues of control over the industry, the effects of climate change and tourism's relations to structural inequalities of power. The issue consists of 11 articles five of which are case studies. The first article...

Author(s)
Brown, F.; Hall, D.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Third World Quarterly, 2008, 29, 5, pp 839-1032
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The medical tourism has been changing the healthcare scene especially in the developing countries which offer a combination of low costs for medical services and experienced medical personnel. It gives them the potential to become a target of choice for medical tourists. Therefore, the aim of the...

Author(s)
Lubowiecki-Vikuk, A.; Dryglas, D.
Publisher
Scientific and Didactical Campus of Rimini and the Advanced School of Tourism Sciences of Alma Mater Studiorum, Rimini, Italy
Citation
Almatourism: Journal of Tourism, Culture and Territorial Development, 2019, 10, 19, pp 25-43
Abstract

'Medical Tourism' - the phenomenon of people travelling abroad to access medical treatment - has received increasing attention in academic and popular media. This paper reports findings from a study examining effect of inbound and outbound medical tourism on the UK NHS, by estimating volume of ...

Author(s)
Hanefeld, J.; Horsfall, D.; Lunt, N.; Smith, R.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2013, 8, 10, pp e70406
Abstract

Historical and current development tendencies of medical tourism in Latvia, economic and geographical accessibility of Latvia for medical tourists, the high acknowledgement by the European Parliament Committee on Transport and Tourism on the potential of Latvia of becoming one of the largest ...

Author(s)
Grizāne, T.; Jurgelāne, I.; Jankova, L.; Sannikova, A.
Publisher
Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, Jelgava, Latvia
Citation
Annual 24th International Scientific Conference Proceedings, "Research for rural development 2018", Volume 2, Jelgava, Latvia, 16 - 18 May 2018, 2018, pp 187-194
Abstract

This book examines the future of world tourism and the tourist industry by 2030. The book consists of 23 major chapters. Chapter 2 discusses the development of world tourism and the tourist and where the tourist is traveling for business or pleasure. Chapter 3 examines the 17 mega drivers that will ...

Author(s)
Yeoman, I.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tomorrow's tourist: scenarios and trends, 2008, pp x + 357 pp.
Abstract

Medical tourism occupies different spaces within national policy frameworks depending on which side of the transnational paradigm countries belong to, and how they seek to leverage it towards their developmental goals. This article draws attention to this policy divide in transnational healthcare...

Author(s)
Virani, A.; Wellstead, A. M.; Howlett, M.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Globalization and Health, 2020, 16, 37, pp (22 April 2020)
Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify Poland's image as a medical tourism destination (MTD). Design/methodology/approach: Survey data were collected from 282 German and British medical tourists, using a self-administered questionnaire. The Computer-Assisted Web Interviewing method was...

Author(s)
Dryglas, D.; Lubowiecki-Vikuk, A.
Publisher
Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK
Citation
Tourism Review, 2019, 74, 4, pp 861-871
Abstract

This study proposes and tests a model that explains the formation of health-related destination image and its influence on tourists' expectations for improving their health when going to a destination. The model incorporates grounded theories related to environmental psychology, public health,...

Author(s)
Moreno-González, A. A.; León, C. J.; Fernández-Hernández, C.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Destination Marketing & Management, 2020, 16,

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