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    Author(s): Robert S. Bristow; Wen-Tsann Yang; Mei-Tsen Lu
    Date: 2010
    Source: In: Watts, Clifton E., Jr.; Fisher, Cherie LeBlanc, eds. Proceedings of the 2009 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-66. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 97-103.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report - Proceedings
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    Tourism is an important element of the global economy. Yet for the tourism industry to grow and prosper, there is a need to protect local environmental and social well-being. Sustainable tourism seeks a compromise between growth and protection. Today, health tourism is a multi-billion dollar industry tied to individuals' travel overseas for inexpensive and timely medical treatment that may or may not be available at home. This paper explores the health tourism phenomenon and examines the relative importance of sustainable tourism management practices to health tourists.

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    Bristow, Robert S.; Yang, Wen-Tsann; Lu, Mei-Tsen. 2010. An application of the global sustainable tourism criteria in health tourism. In: Watts, Clifton E., Jr.; Fisher, Cherie LeBlanc, eds. Proceedings of the 2009 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-66. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 97-103.

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