Although it may seem a recent phenomenon, tourism has long been associated with
improved health and spa tourism has its roots in antiquity. With the emergence
of activities such as bushwalking and meditation, and with increasing numbers of
people travelling abroad for medical or cosmetic procedures, medical tourism is
now a growing niche in the tourism market. This book looks at the background and
rise of health tourism, new emerging facets of the sector, and examines how
health related travel fits into a tourism framework. It is suitable for
undergraduate and postgraduate students.