Health tourism; is the visit of people to another country other than the country they live in in order to receive both therapeutic, rehabilitative and health-beneficial services regarding their health. A tourist traveling for health purposes is called a ‘health tourist’.
What are the Types of Health Tourism?
All kinds of tourism activities that provide services for a healthy life can be considered as health tourism, but in general, health tourism types are grouped under 3 main headings;
Medical (Medical) Tourism: It is a type of tourism made to find insufficient medical services in its own country or to be treated in a hospital in a different country or to have surgery.
Thermal Tourism: It is a type of tourism made for the purpose of rehabilitation and rest in thermal facilities serving in regions where thermal waters are known to be healing for years, for physical health and spiritual rest.
Tourism for the Elderly and Disabled: Tourism for the Elderly and Disabled; long-term stays with social activities; sightseeing tours and occupational therapy for the elderly; aged care services; rehabilitation services at the clinical hotel; It includes special care and sightseeing tours for the disabled. The service location is generally clinical hotels, recreation areas, holiday resorts and nursing homes.