The health of host communities: part of printed travel health advice?

Bauer, Irmgard L. (2003) The health of host communities: part of printed travel health advice? In: Posters from the 8th Conference of the International Society of Travel Medicine. From: 8th Conference of the International Society of Travel Medicine, 7-11 May 2003, New York, NY, USA.

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[Extract] Travel health advice is given in various ways and through various media. Printed travel health advice (leaflets, booklets, brochures) has long been used to inform tourists of preventative behaviour minimizing health problems during and after their travels. Some is customized by the travel health provider, some is produced by commercial bodies such as the pharmaceutical industry or travel goods producers, or given out by health authorities. All are either to be distributed by the health professional or accessible to travellers for collection in clinics, surgeries, pharmacies and so on. Traditionally, travel health advice is provided to protect the traveller. Travel is a two-way process that includes the traveller as well as the host community. Tourist behaviour not only affects their own health but, on location, can also impact on the health of local residents and communities in various ways. Travel health advice, therefore, should embrace the well-being of the traveller and the host.

Item ID: 22420
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
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Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2012 04:50
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111712 Health Promotion @ 50%
15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150601 Impacts of Tourism @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920401 Behaviour and Health @ 80%
90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism @ 20%
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