Authors : Samira Motaghi
Abstract: Health tourism is a branch of Industrial tourism. Health tourism provides medical services and makes it necessary to observe basic principles of tourism. Therefore, attention to health and medical infrastructures along with tourism industry infrastructures are of great importance as the secondary attractions; specifically in the regions with the health tourism in their development plans. Iran is among noteworthy regions with the ability to compete with other countries such as the Persian Gulf countries, because of its relative advantages in the treatment, whether natural (hot springs, mud, medical plants, pleasant climate, etc.) or unnatural (medication and treatment). This point is more serious and requires more profound studies and attention in some specific areas of the country (including Fars Province), since they possess more potentials in this regard. Therefore, in this study, Fars Province has been concentrated and investigated. The result of the study revealed a close and meaningful relationship between the province economic and social infrastructures as well as macro planning and management and its health tourism development.
Samira Motaghi , 2016. Effective Factors on Development of Health Tourism (Case Study: Fars Province). Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 11: 1275-1279.