Destination and product development rested on evidence-based health tourism

Authored by: Georg Christian Steckenbauer , Stephanie Tischler , Arnulf Hartl , Christina Pichler

The Routledge Handbook of Health Tourism

Print publication date:  November  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138909830
eBook ISBN: 9781315693774
Adobe ISBN: 9781317437505

10.4324/9781315693774.ch25

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Abstract

Health tourism is often considered as a growth driver within the tourism and healthcare industry (Illing, 2008; Rulle, Hoffmann and Kraft, 2010; Peris-Ortiz and Alvarez-Garcia, 2015). Therefore, health tourism strategies are now more and more integrated in tourism strategies of several countries and tourism destinations.

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