Health and Wellness Tourism: spas and hot springs

Erfurt-Cooper, Patricia, and Cooper, Malcolm (2009) Health and Wellness Tourism: spas and hot springs. Aspects of Tourism, 40 . Channel View Publications, Bristol, UK.

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Abstract

Geothermal springs constitute a major tourism resource, providing spectacular settings, recreation facilities, a recognised value in treatments beneficial for health and wellness, a sense of heritage and adventure, and links with the natural environment. Health and wellness tourism accounts for a significant proportion of the world's tourism consumption, with components ranging from hot spring bathing for leisure and recreation, through mineral water use in health treatments under the supervision of highly specialised medical professionals, to water treatments in the wellness and beauty therapy sector and the use of mineral water for drinking purposes. This makes it an economically and socially important area of tourism demanding in-depth analysis. This book explores health and wellness tourism from a range of perspectives including usage, heritage, management, technology, environmental and cultural features, and marketing.

Item ID: 11281
Item Type: Book (Research - A1)
Keywords: health, wellness, natural hot and mineral springs, spas
ISBN: 978-1-84541-112-1
Date Deposited: 20 May 2010 05:40
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150699 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900399 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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