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Wellness Tourism: What Motivates the Consumer

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In this paper one research will be presented, which is focusing on the factors of decision making in the tourism sector. Health and wellness tourism have become a major trend in the past years, since more and more consumer care about their health.

The stressful life, people live nowadays also lead to increased health risk which justifies the growing need for relaxation during the holidays as well. In the study we also present the factors of an analysis and the key motivators when deciding about the destination.

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Wellness Tourism and Non-Productive Function of Forests

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Subject and purpose of work: The research problem is wellness tourism and its connections with forest economy. The main goal is to determine the mutual connections occurring between wellness tourism and forest economy. Materials and methods: The research was carried out in three stages using various methods: a comparative analysis of 39 spas, standardised inspections of facilities offering health tourism services and the selection of a facility being a model of good practice (case study). Results: The most important forms of the small tourist infrastructure offered to patients in forest areas are hiking and bicycle paths (92%), as well as horse trails and viewing points (about 50%). Cluster initiatives and cooperation with local governments and forest districts, consisting in joint promotion, are important. A diagram was developed, showing the interactions of forest economy and wellness tourism. Conclusions: Providers of spa services and State Forests are natural partners, yet the level of cooperation is low and mainly involves promotional activities. It is advisable to create a nationwide forest and sanatorium spa organisation that would coordinate activities in the field of forest economy to take advantage of tourism and health-promoting assets of forests.

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Spa, Spa Tourism and Wellness Tourism in the Czech Republic

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The aim of this paper is to compare and assess the position of the spa and wellness sector in the structure of tourism in the Czech Republic. In this context, the article deals with the brief history of the Czech spa tourism and the development of spa tourism in the spa resorts, including the focus of specialized literature review. The methodological part consists of an explanation of the existing statistical information about the spa sector. The main part of the paper deals with the geographic analysis of current spa centres (the capacity of spa and total collective accommodation facilities, the number of spa patients and guests, guest attendance and their geographical structure). The assessment also includes the determination of the importance of the spa for overall spa tourism. Furthermore, the paper also deals with the development and localization of the selected forms of wellness tourism. As a pilot example, aquaparks built especially in the last 20 years in the Czech Republic were chosen.

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Spa and Wellness Tourism in Slovakia (A Geographical Analysis)

.), Aktuálne problémy v cestovnom ruchu (Actual problems in Tourism) (pp. 237–248). Jihlava, Czech Republic: College of Polytechnics Jihlava. Marčeková, R., Kaščáková, A., & Vránová, M. (2015). Segmentation of Wellness Tourism Visitors in Selected Regions in Slovakia. Czech Hospitality and Tourism Papers, 24(1), 5–18. Mariot, P. (1983). Geografia cestovného ruchu (Geography of Tourism). Bratislava, Slovak Republic: Slovenská akadémia vied. Mariot, P. (2001). Príspevok k typizácii stredísk cestovného ruchu (Contribution to the typification of the

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The Role and Importance of Spa and Wellness Tourism in Hungary's Tourism Industry

., & Michalkó, G. (2011). The contribution of tourism to well-being and welfare: the case of Hungary. International Journal of Sustainable Development , 14(3/4), 332–346. DOI: 10.1504/IJSD.2011.041968. Smith, M., & Puczkó, L. (2009). Health and wellness tourism . Oxford, UK/Burlington/MA: Butterworth-Heinemann. Turner, L. (2010). “Medical Tourism” and the Global Marketplace in Health Services: U.S. Patients, International Hospitals, and the Search for Affordable Health Care. International Journal of Health Services , 40(3), 443–467. DOI: 10.2190/HS.40.3.d

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Spa and Wellness Tourism in Poland - A New Geographical Analysis

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The aim of the paper is to present the situation of the spa resorts in Poland from the geographical point of view, emphasizing especially the tourist context of their existence. This article firstly deals with the brief history of spas in Poland and the definition of the phenomenon, presented in the Polish literature and legal acts. The main part of the paper presents the geographical analysis of the phenomenon: spatial distribution of the activities allowed by law, localization concerning the different kind of landscapes that accompanies the spas, natural and curative resources and the medical treatments based on their potential. In addition, the tourist context analysed with the support of the statistical data of the accommodation units, tourist sand its preferences, and health tourist establishments in the spa resorts and its usage is also crucial. The perspectives of the spa tourism development in Poland concerning the potential and obstacles are presented.

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Challenges for the European SPA Management. Results of the ILIS Project

). Strategy for Development of the Finnish Wellbeing Tourism in International Markets (2008-2013). Helsinki: Finnish Tourist Board [in Finnish] http://www.tem.toimialaraportit.fi López Morales, M. (2003). The tourist potential of SPAS. Estudios Turísticos 157, 125-145. [in Spanish] Suontausta, H. & Tyni M. (2005). Wellness tourism - well-being in service development (pp. 8-14). Helsinki: Finnish Tourist Board. [in Finnish] Illing, K. (2009). Health Tourism and Spa

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Changes in the Structure of the Tourist Function in Kujawy Spas (Based on the Volume and Structure of Tourist Traffic)

uzdrowiskowa . Warszawa: Instytut Turystyki. Jędrzejewska, A. (2002). Zmiana funkcji turystycznej Ciechocinka w latach 90. XX wieku . Master thesis. Promoter S. Liszewski. Łódź: Uniwersytet Łódzki. Joppe, M. (2010). One country’s transformation to spa destination: The case of Canada [Special section]. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management , 17 , 117-126. Kasagranda, A., Gurňák, D. (2017). Spa and wellness tourism in Slovakia (A geographical analysis). Czech Journal of Tourism, 6 (1), 27-53. Kowalczyk, A. (2001). Geografia turyzmu

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SPA SERVICES DISTRIBUTION AND SPECIALIZATION IN KUJAWSKO-POMORSKIE, POMORSKIE AND PODKARPACKIE VOIVODESHIPS COMMUNES

rozwoju obszarów wiejskich, Bogucki Wyd. Naukowe, Poznań. MAJEWSKA J., 2012, Rola samorządu terytorialnego w kształtowaniu funkcji turystycznej gminy, Wyd. Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego w Poznaniu, Poznań. ROMANOVA G.M., VETTINEV A., DIMANCHE F., 2015, Health and wellness tourism, [in:] F. Dimanche, L. Andrades (eds.), Tourism in Russia: A management handbook, Emerald, pp. 231-287. STELMACH P., 2017a, Struktura dystrybucji usług uzdrowiskowych a funkcja uzdrowiskowa gmin. Koncepcja i wstępne wyniki badań, Prace Naukowe

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Strategic Analysis of the External and Internal Environment of Sport Tourism at the “Banja Vrućica” Spa

. (2014). Trends in the development of spa and wellness tourism. In International Tourism Forum “Spa and Wine”, 16-20 October 2014 (pp. 1-8). Sandanski, Bulgaria: Tourism Department of SWU “Neofit Rilski”. 5. Arnaut E., Petković D. (2012). Impact of tourism on the macroeconomic stability and economic development of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In The first scientific-expert conference “The development of competent human resources for tourism in the region” (pp. 446-460). Jahorina, Bosnia and Herzegovina: Faculty of Economics, University of East Sara-jevo. [in Serbian

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