Η ανάπτυξη του τουρισμού υγείας στην Ελλάδα, με ιδιαίτερη προσέγγιση στον ιαματικό τουρισμό - ευεξίας
The development of health tourism in Greece, with special approach in thermal - wellness tourism
KeywordsΕναλλακτικός τουρισμός ; Ιατρικός τουρισμός ; Θερμαλισμός ; Ιαματικές πηγές ; Υδροθεραπεία ; Τουρισμός ευεξίας ; Κέντρα αναζωογόνησης ; Alternative tourism ; Medical tourism ; Thermal tourism ; Spas ; Health centers ; Hydrotherapy ; Wellness tourism ; Thermal springs
This paper discusses the progress of health tourism in Greece, a form of tourism particularly known in the country. There is particular emphasis on alternative forms of tourism that can be developed in Greece. The history of health tourism in our country is starting from antiquity and has been grown constantly, since. The purpose of this study is to analyze the development of this form of tourism but also those subject to it. Specifically, it analyzes the potential development of spa tourism in the country and wellness tourism, areas that can help the country recover from the difficult point ,in which Greece is today. There are used statistics and data to show the real numbers of the sector’s economy and which their prospects are. It also analyzes the conditions and framework that must be created to allow the development of these sectors in the future.