According to the World Tourism Organization (UN-WTO) one of the goals that can provoke a tourist is traveling for health.
Health tourism, a type of tourism that takes place for a period of more than 24 hours and less than one year in order to maintain, improve and regain the physical and mental health of a person. Factors such as changes in consumer values, changes in construction, population aging, and the need for health services can be considered as the main drivers of the emergence of health tourism. The combination of these factors has led health tourism to become one of the growing types of tourism. The vast potential of our country in various types of health tourism has led the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization to take advantage of this growing and competitive market through the establishment of the Tourism Health Committee to give special support.
Traveling people from their permanent place of residence to maintain, improve or regain their physical and mental health for more than 24 hours and less than one year of health tourism.
Types of health tourism:
- Wellness Tourism
Traveling to health villages and areas with mineral springs and hot water (spa) to escape the stresses of daily living and rejuvenation without medical intervention and supervision, and in cases where the tourist does not have a definite physical illness, they say health tourism.
- Curative Tourism
Traveling to health tourism is meant to be used to treat natural diseases (mineral water, salt, sludge, etc.) for the treatment of certain diseases or for the management of recovery, and medical interventions.
- Medical Tourism
Travel is called medical tourism in order to treat physical illnesses or perform some kind of surgical operations under the supervision of doctors in hospitals and medical centers. In this type of health tourism, the patient may require therapeutic tourism spatial facilities (such as spas) after treatment and treatment.