The rapid increase in the demand for international tourism has led a growing number of people to seek holidays and travel experiences in both developed and developing countries. Yet little interest has been shown in the interface between tourism and health, Health and the International Tourist, first published in 1996, examines key relationships between travel, tourism and health. Particular attention is given to the behaviour and lifestyle of tourists and approaches to reducing the health risks associated with international travel and tourism.
This was the first book to address tourist health in an interdisciplinary manner, with contributions from professionals in medicine, health promotion, the travel and tourism industry and tourism researchers. It will provide a sound basis for further research and the development of health promotion strategies, and will be of interest to students of health and tourism.
Table of Contents
List of figures; List of tables; Contributors; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: tourism and health; Part 1: Travel and health: medical perspectives; 2. Travellers’ health: a medical perspective 3. Travellers’ diarrhoea 4. HIV/AIDS and international travel: a global perspective; Part 2: Tourism, tourist behaviour and risks to health; 5. Off the beaten track: the health implications of the development of special-interest tourism activities in South-East Asia and the South Pacific 6. Dimensions of holiday experiences and their health implications: a study of British tourists in Malta 7. Context and culture in HIV prevention: the importance of holidays? 8. Risk and liminality: the HIV-related socio-sexual interaction of young tourists 9. Tourism prostitution: the control and health implications of sex tourism in South-East Asia and Australia; Part 3: Tourism and health promotion; 10. Health tourism: a business opportunity approach 11. Travel health promotion: advances and alliances 12. Have fun in the sun: protect yourself from skin damage 13. International tourists: a specific target group for AIDS prevention programmes 14. Interaction to enhance mindfulness: positive strategies to increase tourists’ awareness of HIV and sexual health risks on holiday; General index; Place index