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Title: Motivations and experiences of Mainland Chinese medical tourists in Hong Kong
Authors: Ye, BH
Qiu, HZ 
Yuen, PP 
Keywords: Hong Kong
Mainland Chinese medical tourist
Motivation
Perceived discrimination
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: Tourism management, 2011, v. 32, no. 5, p. 1125-1127 How to cite?
Journal: Tourism management 
Abstract: Medical tourism has been developing very rapidly in recent years and Hong Kong has emerged as a new medical tourism destination. The purpose of the study is to explore the motivations and experiences of a sample of medical tourists in Hong Kong and hence semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted with obstetric patients from Mainland China. The findings indicate that one of the most important reasons for their traveling to give birth in Hong Kong was to avoid China's 'One Child' policy. Variations in staff attitudes were also found among different hospitals and even in the same hospital. The findings also suggest that perceived discrimination by the medical tourists emerges in the form of less favourable service and less information sharing.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/20663
ISSN: 0261-5177
EISSN: 1879-3193
DOI: 10.1016/j.tourman.2010.09.018
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