Special Issue "Tourism and Health"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Economics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Jinsoo Hwang
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Guest Editor
Sejong University, Seoul, South Korea
Interests: medical tourism; health care; patient behavior; human resource management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is my honor to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue on “Tourism and Health”.

Tourism and health are inseparable because people can relax both mentally and physically through travel. For example, along with economic growth, people hope to enhance their quality of life, so they travel to improve their mental health. Another example is medical tourism because a lot of people travel abroad for basic medical treatments, highly advanced surgical procedures, healthcare, and beautification purposes. More importantly, such medical tourism significantly affects the national economy.

Thus, this Special Issue seeks papers on health in the context of tourism. This Special Issue is theoretically meaningful because little research has examined the relationship between tourism and health. In addition, from a practical point of view, this Special Issue is expected to play a significant role in developing marketing strategies for travel agencies, focusing on medical tourism.

Dr. Jinsoo Hwang
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • medical tourism marketing
  • patient travelers
  • medical clinics in tourism
  • the healthcare tourism market
  • travelers’ well-being perceptions
  • healing
  • life satisfaction
  • physical environment and traveler health
  • fine dust
  • employee well-being in the tourism industry

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Open AccessArticle
The Contribution of Sustainable Tourism to Economic Growth and Employment in Pakistan
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(19), 3785; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16193785 - 08 Oct 2019
Abstract
In the global economy, tourism is one of the most noticeable and growing sectors. This
sector plays an important role in boosting a nation’s economy. An increase in tourism flow can
bring positive economic outcomes to the nations, especially in gross domestic product [...] Read more.
In the global economy, tourism is one of the most noticeable and growing sectors. This
sector plays an important role in boosting a nation’s economy. An increase in tourism flow can
bring positive economic outcomes to the nations, especially in gross domestic product (GDP) and
employment opportunities. In South Asian countries, the tourism industry is an engine of
economic development and GDP growth. This study investigates the impact of tourism on
Pakistan’s economic growth and employment. The period under study was from 1990 to 2015. To
check whether the variables under study were stationary, augmented Dickey–Fuller and
Phillips–Perron unit root tests were applied. A regression technique and Johansen cointegration
approach were employed for the analysis of data. The key finding of this study shows that there is
a positive and significant impact of tourism on Pakistan’s economic growth as well as employment
sector and there is also a long‐run relationship among the variables under study. This study
suggests that legislators should focus on the policies with special emphasis on the promotion of
tourism due to its great potential throughout the country. Policy implications of this recent study
and future research suggestions are also mentioned. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Tourism and Health)
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