Visitor perspectives on preferred activities, operational issues, regulation and feedback about their experiences are presented within their own right and also within the context of wider wellness tourism, for comparative purposes. Hotels, resorts and destination managers that want to target holistic tourists should build an offer that connects all these dimensions: body, mind and wellbeing; and base their main image and promotion on those components. Although several isolated studies have been undertaken which have resulted in data about profiles and motivations of specific segments, there have been few studies that have provided an extensive overview of demand. While wellness tourism is often correlated with because health interests motivate the traveler, wellness tourists are proactive in seeking to improve or maintain health and quality of life, often focusing on prevention, while medical tourists generally travel reactively to receive treatment for a diagnosed disease or condition. In order to overcome this challenge, the primary data collection was based on an online survey distributed to 420 health tourism suppliers in 50 countries who were asked about their local customers, as well as domestic and international tourists.
Most consumers and industry experts would agree that at its core—no matter its size, form or business model—a spa is an establishment that focuses on wellness. Developing a knowledge base on how to protect and sustain basic resources - Use of the 'Bench of Dreams' and dedication of Millennium Projects o. The benefit factor transcendence appears to have been overlooked in previous research, or conversely it may be that it is specific to the Australian context. Concomitant progress in science and medicine has led to better preservation of the body and increasing absence of disease, yet mental, psychological and emotional problems are often left untreated. Perhaps no other area of tourism more needs a philosophy than wellness tourism with its transcendental aims and spiritual dimension. For some, it represents a philosophical standpoint whereby one confronts the true nature of existence, including one's inevitable mortality e. Theories abound as to the reasons for this exponential growth, many of which cite the anomie of western, capitalist societies, the breakdown of traditional religions, and the fragmentation of communities.
In addition, four dimensions of hotel attributes emerged: senior-friendly facilities; customer care; spa facilities; servicescape. It was possible to find five dimensions of motivation in holistic tourism: Table 3: Variables — Self-Image in holistic tourism. I will also focus on how the global proliferation of tourist practices and attractions acts to theme tourist space in highly commodified ways and simultaneously decentre normative modes of performing tourism. For questions about research, please contact: Beth McGroarty; +1. Using this background, the author, a physician, theologian, and lay pastoral minister, describes a course which she has developed for the ecumenical evening session of a local seminary. However, it was not possible to prove the existence of a relationship between satisfaction with the holistic experience uniqueness and motivation for new experience and authenticity.
The aim of this article is to focus on developing an understanding of wellness tourism provision. Analyses of visitor profiles, characteristics, motivations and behaviours are presented. It is the result of the comparison between the image that tourists have about a given destination, brands and products and what they really experienced. On réussit á isoler cinq éléments: touristes, industrie touristique, région génératrice, route de passage, et région de destination, ces trois derniers formant les éléments géographiques. S2-004 Abstract Holistic Tourism: Motivations, Self-Image and Satisfaction Holistic tourism has become a new and alternative form of tourism and an important trend among tourists who seek programs and experiences that would allow them to achieve balance between mind, body and soul. Business gaps are 1 The lack of a link between health service providers and travel providers.
This study reflects an emerging paradigm shift that incorporates a deeper appreciation of the benefits derived at the destination level from a focus on health and wellbeing. Definition of a 'Culture of Peace through Tourism'. The results indicated that the segments differ from each other with respect to socio-demographic, behavioural and psychographic factors. We identify implementation possibilities and areas for future research and monitoring. Expectations play a significant mediating role, while culture impacts the overall phenomenon of proposed associations in a moderating way. She researched the growth of the yoga tourism industry with Joseph Cheer in India at the Govardhan Eco Village in Maharashtra. On average, each tourist has 2 or 3 trip periods per year 48% and 33.
The present study shows that tourists' expectations and their behavioral intentions are generally associated indicators of perceived health resort attractions. Chaque perspective contribue donc à sa façon à l'avancement général de la compréhension sociologique des nombreux aspects du phénomène du tourisme. Practical implications are also suggested. Thus, the concepts of health and happiness are somewhat different, though one could argue that these are encompassed in the term 'wellness'. This preliminary study presents the first data we are aware of on the neurophysiological effects, particularly those related to dopamine and serotonin, in a group of participants undergoing an intensive seven-day spiritual retreat. The aim of the paper is to segment tourists visiting medical traditional spa resorts and examine the underlying factors that motivate them. This will be followed by an overview of one of the key markets for health tourism in Southern Europe, the traditional thermal or medical spa market.
As far as holistic market characterization is concerned it was possible to prove that the main motivations for choosing this type of tourism are the desire to escape the routine of work, to get away from everyday life stress, to experience something new, and the authenticity of this new form of tourism. Four major attributes of post-secular tourism were identified: self- reflexivity, quest for ontological security, heterodoxy and topos-disloyalty. Programs include healthy menu options, relaxation programs, spa services, and fitness facilities and classes. Our systematic quantitative review of 126 transformative travel articles provides those insights, linking experiential characteristics, participant traits and motivations to experience outcomes according to five transformative travel typologies pertinent to parks: health and wellness, nature-based physical activity, spiritual, cultural and volunteering travel. In Africa, wellness tourism is concentrated in a few regions and is dominated by international tourists. In part for these reasons, modern tourism is conceptually argued by some scholars as being the contemporary expression of the traditional religious pilgrimage, Graburn 1989b;MacCannell 1973;Sharpley and Sundaram 2005.
The rise in popularity of yoga within tourism generating countries is explored alongside an examination of the consumer behaviour of the yoga tourist. If tourism is to be an avenue in which one can address their spiritual side, this paper purports that there needs to be an ontological shift in how tourism is viewed by many scholars. After this process, 28 of the initial items remained, divided into nine dimensions, five related with motivations, one with self-image and three with satisfaction. The main goal of this study is to deepen the study of holistic tourism due to the lack of studies in this specific area. Five elements are isolated: tourists, three geographical elements generating region, transit route, and destination region , and a tourist industry. Even when authors have focused on activities that are predominantly corporeal e. The researcher used the analytical descriptive approach.
The main focus is put on the image projected by a particular product. This article provides an overview of prior studies on personality in the context of tourism and hospitality. It explores the relationship between diverse terminologies and perspectives as well as the ways in which hedonic and eudaimonic wellbeing can be derived through tourism experiences. Second it mounts a virtual exhibition in tourism art distilled from the collection of around nine hundred works. Interestingly, our results show although the Internet has become one of the major marketing channels for hospitality and tourism, only a small number of published articles are related to consumers' online behavior.