AffiliationUniversity of Chester
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AbstractThere is a well-established interrelationship between travel, tourism and health. Indeed, the motivations to participate in early forms of tourism related closely to ideas of well-being, wellness and health, and places or destinations that focus on offering perceived health benefits have long been recognised. Contemporary tourism continues to contribute to perceived health and well-being and this entry discusses the personal and social rationale for tourism in this context. For some, there are quite specific and pre-determined health reasons for travel, whereas for others it’s a more implicit sense of escape and relaxation that leads to a greater sense of well-being. If tourism experiences can potentially improve certain health indicators then the role tourism can play in fostering health and well-being should be recognised in order to advance the good health and well-being agenda.
CitationMarmion, M., & Hindley, A. (2020). Tourism and health: Understanding the relationship. In W. L. Filho, T. Wall & A. M. Azul (Eds.), Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Good Health and Well-Being. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
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