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dc.contributorSchool of Hotel and Tourism Management-
dc.creatorWongkit, M-
dc.creatorMcKercher, B-
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-26T08:13:35Z-
dc.date.available2015-05-26T08:13:35Z-
dc.identifier.issn0261-5177-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10397/11564-
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherPergamon Pressen_US
dc.subjectMedical tourismen_US
dc.subjectSpecial interest tourismen_US
dc.subjectThailanden_US
dc.subjectMedical touristen_US
dc.subjectTypologyen_US
dc.titleToward a typology of medical tourists : a case study of Thailanden_US
dc.typeJournal/Magazine Articleen_US
dc.identifier.spage4-
dc.identifier.epage12-
dc.identifier.volume38-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.tourman.2013.02.003-
dcterms.abstractThis paper examines the motivations of medical tourists who sought treatment in Thailand. Previous research has tended to treat the medical tourist market as undifferentiated, with the decision to seek treatment made prior to departure. These assumptions may be incorrect, and a significant finding of this study was that medical tourists can be categorized into four different groups, each of which displays significant differences in the types of treatment sought, the motivations for visiting Thailand, the decision making process, and their travel characteristics. One contribution of this study is its indication that if destination managers understand the nature and characteristics of each type of medical tourist, they will be able develop and promote more appropriate and satisfactory medical tourism products and services for their visitors.-
dcterms.bibliographicCitationTourism management, 2013, v. 38, p. 4-12-
dcterms.isPartOfTourism management-
dcterms.issued2013-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000319311500004-
dc.identifier.eissn1879-3193-
dc.identifier.rosgroupidr64605-
dc.description.ros2012-2013 > Academic research: refereed > Publication in refereed journal-
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