Sustainable Medical and Wellness Destinations: Client-, Result- and Innovation-Focussed Case Studies

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Joukes, Veronika ; Lourenço-Gomes, Lina ; Marta-Costa, Alexandra (2013)
  • Subject: Marketing | Health and wellness tourism | Medical tourism | Spa tourism

In a first client-focussed section (Part 1), Rosa Maria Riveiro Conde, Andrés Mazaira and Patrício Ricardo Soares Costa surveyed customers of northern Portuguese thermal tourism units about their perceptions of the service quality (Chapter 1.1). Joaquim Antunes th... View more
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    2.1. Socioeconomic Impacts of Health Tourism: An Analisys of a Portuguese Programme .......................................46 Maria João Carneiro, Celeste Eusébio, Elisabeth Kastenholz and Helena Alvelos 2.2. Critical Analysis of the Australian Spa Hotel Industry ..................................................................................................................60 Timothy J. Lee

    2.3. Ryokan Facilities in Japan Compared With Spa Hotels in Australia ......................................................................................71 Timothy J. Lee and Boram Lim

    Part 3 INNOVATION Focussed Case Studies ........................................80 3.1. Well-being in Spas: Residents' and Tourists' Perspectives ..........................................................................................................81 Ana Isabel Renda, J. da Costa Mendes and P. Oom do Valle

    3.2. Thermal Tourism Through the Audiovisual Sector - A New Tool for Promotion: The Case of Ourense, Thermal Capital ............................................................................................................................................................................................................93 Noelia Araújo Vila e José Antonio Fraiz Brea

    3.3. Health and Wellness in the Guadaíra Basin, Spain ........................................................................................................................109 J. Raúl Navarro García e Frederico Alvim

    3.4. Rural Well-Being Tourists: Online Information Search Behaviour ......................................................................................124 Anja Tuohino and Juho Pesonen

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