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Medical Tourists in Kolkata

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Part of the Global Perspectives on Health Geography book series (GPHG)

Abstract

Evaluation of the factors that motivate tourists to travel to a foreign country for medical treatment, spend at least a night at the destination region and use the biomedical resources of the host country for his/her well-being and analysis of the major characteristics of such trips is the main objective of this chapter. Demographic profile, trip characteristics and major motivational factors were examined pertaining to their destination product, services and facilities. An ethnographic study found a significant difference in medical tour characteristics and motivational factors based on the nationality of the medical tourists visiting Kolkata.

Keywords

Medical tourists Kolkata Medical tourism Medical tourist’s profile Medical travel motivation Heterogeneity Unique segment motivations Eastern India Cultural and migration links 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anu Rai
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  1. 1.Department of Geography, School of ScienceAdamas UniversityKolkataIndia

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