Specialty Tourism: Market Research Report

Date: October 22, 2009
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Specialty Tourism: Market Research Report
The global outlook series on Specialty Tourism provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings.

The report offers an aerial view of Specialty Tourism industry, highlights latest market trends, key growth drivers, and major challenges.

Market discussions in the report are amply illustrated with 68 fact-rich market data tables, charts, and graphs.

Regional markets briefly abstracted include the United States, Japan, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, Armenia, Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Panama, Uruguay, Iran, Israel, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Egypt, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.

The report also offers a recapitulation of recent mergers, acquisitions, service launches, and corporate developments.

Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 399 companies worldwide.
1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

Specialty Tourism - A Prelude
Growth and Development of Tourism Market

Table 1. Global Current & Future Analysis for Tourism Market - Annual Revenues in US$ Billion for Years 2008 through 2012
Table 2. Global Tourism Market (2006): Percentage Breakdown of International Tourism Expenditure by Geographic Region - Europe, North America, Commonwealth, Eastern Europe, China, Japan, and Rest of World

Adventure Tourism - The Fastest Growing Segment of Leisure Travel
Adventure Tourism is No More the Young Men’s Pie
Expedition Travel – A Growing Market
The Bucket List Adventure Travel
Declining Brand Loyalty Among Leisure Travelers
Medical Tourism – An Overview

Table 3. Global Current & Future Analysis for Medical Tourism Market - Annual Revenues in US$ Billion for Years 2008 through 2012

Cosmetic Procedures – The Leading Medical Tourism Segment
Evolution Timeline of Medical Tourism
Growth Factors
Low Medical Costs

Table 4. Cost of Various Medical Procedures by Country and Cost of Procedure as a Percentage to the US

Factors Favoring Low Cost Treatments in Developing Countries
Less Waiting Time
High Success Rates
Advanced Medical and Infrastructure Facilities
High-Level Room Care
The Role of Accreditation Bodies

Table 5. JCI Accredited Facilities by Select Country - Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Brazil, India, Thailand, Mexico, Malaysia, and Costa Rica

The Influence of Affiliations
Global Medical Tourism to Witness Growth Despite Recession
Effects of Global Economic Slowdown on Medial Tourism Industry
Decline in Patient Flow in Clinics and Hospitals
Growth Prospects
Top Priorities of Medical Tourists
Constraints in Medical Tourism Market
Successful Strategies
Medical Tourism Boosts Hospitality Industry
Medical Tourism Promotes Hotel Industry
Dental Tourism: A Burgeoning Market
Comparison between Asian and Latin American Medical Tourism Industry
World Tourism – Key Statistics

Table 6. Global Tourism Market (2006): Number of International Visitors (In Million) by Most Visited Tourist Locations - Times Square, National Mall and Memorial Parks, Walt Disney World Resort's Magic Kingdom, Trafalgar Square, Disneyland, Niagara Falls, and Fisherman's Wharf & Golden Gate
Table 7. Global Tourism Market (2006): Number of International Visitors (In Million) by Most Visited Cities – London, Bangkok, Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong, New York City, and Dubai
Table 8. Global Tourism Market (2006 & 2007): International Tourist Arrivals (In Million) by Most Visited Countries – France, Spain, United States, China, Italy, and United Kingdom
Table 9. Global Tourism Market (2006 & 2007): International Tourism Receipts (In US$ Billion) by Leading Countries – United States, Spain, France, Italy, China, United Kingdom, and Germany
Table 10. Global Tourism Market (2006 & 2007): International Tourism Expenditure (In US$ Billion) by Top Spending Countries – Germany, United States, United Kingdom, France, China, Italy, and Japan

2. TRENDS & ISSUES

Increased Medical Awareness Drives Growth
Culinary Travel Gains Momentum
Adventure Travel Gaining Popularity Among Women
Economic Downturn Creates a Buyers Market
Western Health Experts Not in Favor of Medical Tourism
Private Sector Dominates the Healthcare Services Market
Role of Government in Medical Tourism Industry
Spas and Hospitals Overlap
Major Drivers of Medical Tourism
Exorbitant Treatment Cost
Demographics
Long Waiting Periods
Complementary Services
Minimal Insurance Cover
Information Sharing
Inadequate Facilities at Home Country
Issues Facing the Medical Tourism Industry
Quality of Surgical Procedures
Insurance Coverage
Follow-Up Care
Vague Malpractice Laws
Strategies to Address Key Issues
Accreditation
Joint Ventures

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Tourism - Introduction
Background
Classification of Tourism Industry
Specialty Tourism
Adjectival Tourism
A Peek into Select Tourism Types
Adventure Tourism
Overseas Adventure Tourism
Leading Players in the Adventure Travel Sector
Adventure Travel for the Physically Challenged
Battlefield Tourism
Creative Tourism
Dark Tourism
Eco-Tourism
Background to Eco-tourism
Criteria of Eco-tourism
Eco-Tour Organizing Companies
Natural Resource Management
Guidelines & Education for Eco-tourism Sustainability
Sustainability Enhancement Methods
Mismanagement in Eco-tourism
Environmental Impacts
Environmental Hazards
Local Communities
Threat to Indigenous Cultures
Educational Tourism
Geo-Tourism
Green Tourism
Leisure Tourism
Mass Tourism
Coastal Resort Tourism (Coastal Tourism)
Residential Tourism
Cruise Tourism
Marine and Coastal Tourism: Historical Review
Impact of Mass Tourism
Environmental Concerns
Social Concerns
Medical Tourism
Historical Background of Medical Tourism
Segments of Medical Tourism
Dental Tourism
Fertility Tourism
Who Seeks Out and Where?
Hospital Supply Chain and Logistics
The Supply Chain Network for an International Patient
Logistics Management
Procedure of Medical Tourism
International Healthcare Accreditation
Issues Facing Medical Tourism
Care Quality
Legal Issues
Ethical Concerns
Popular Destinations for Medical Travel
Space Tourism
Historic Review
Space Tourists
Prospective Space Tourists
Sub-Orbital Flights
Virgin Galactic
Space Laws in the United States
Players in Space Tourism
Spiritual Tourism
Sport Tourism
Winter Tourism

4. MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

5. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS

6. SERVICE LAUNCHES

A REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

1. THE UNITED STATES

Tourism Industry - Overview
Tourism Industry in Colorado Eyes Heritage
Key Demographic Facts

Table 11. US Current & Future Analysis for Leisure Travel Market - Annual Expenditures in US$ Billion for Years 2008 through 2012

Trends & Issues
Time Poverty Strikes Tourism Industry
Consumer Confidence and Customer Satisfaction Indexes Plunge
Internet Emerges as the Leading Tool for Travel Planning
Demand for Online Concierges Grows
Local Healthcare Providers Attempt to Promote Domestic Medical Tourism
Employers and Insurers Favor Medical Tourism
Family Reunion Travel Spurts
Travelers Search for Trusted Travel Information
A Peek into Medical Tourism Market of the US
US: Losing Out on Price

Table 12. Cost of Various Medical Procedures – A Glance

Adopting Real Cost Control
Inbound Medical Tourism: A Minor Market

Table 13. US Inbound Medical Tourism Market: Inbound Patient Flow (in Thousands) and Inbound Medical Tourists Expenditure (in US$ Billion) for the Years 2008 through 2012

Outbound Medical Tourism: Inevitable Growth

Table 14. US Outbound Medical Tourism Market: Flow of Outbound Patients (in Thousands) and Spending by Outbound Medical Tourists (in US$ Billion) for the Years 2008 through 2012

Patients Travel in Search of Alternative Treatments
Preferred Destinations
Growth Factors
Domestic Medical Tourism
Healthcare Outsourcing - An Overview
US Hospitals - Overseas
Setting Global Standards
Medical Facilitators are in Demand
Requirement of Unbiased and Informed Advocacy
Assessing Standards of Medical Care at Facility Level
Eco-Tourism on the Rise

Table 15. US Current & Future Analysis for Adventure Travel Market - Annual Expenditures in US$ Billion for Years 2008 through 2012

2. JAPAN

Underdeveloped Tourism – The Major Bottleneck

3. EUROPE

Tourism in Europe -Overview
Tourism in Pre-Twentieth Century

Table 16. European Current & Future Analysis for Travel & Tourism Market - Annual Revenues in US$ Billion for Years 2008 through 2012
Table 17. European Tourism Market (2007): Number of Outbound Trips by Leading Country - Germany, UK, France, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, and Switzerland (In Million)
Table 18. Online Travel & Tourism Market in Europe (2006): Percentage Breakdown by Type of Service – Air Travels, Hotels and other Accommodations, Package Tours, Rail, and Car Rentals

European Medical Tourism Market Faces Many Challenges
Private Medical Care Tourism Destinations for Westerners
Fertility Tourism Soars

3A.BULGARIA

Tourism Industry - Overview

Table 19. Bulgarian Current & Future Analysis for Tourism Market - Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2008 through 2012
Table 20. Foreign Tourist Arrivals by Select Country for the year 2008

3B.FINLAND

Nature Tourism in Finland – An Overview

3C.FRANCE

Overview

Table 21. French Tourism Market: Number of Outbound Trips (In Million) for Years 2004 through 2008

Spiritual Tourism: Healing Waters of Lourdes
Historical Background

3D.GERMANY

German Medical Tourism – An Insight

Table 22. German Tourism Market: Number of Outbound Trips (In Million) for Years 2004 through 2008

3E.MALTA

Healthcare System in Malta – An Overview

3F.POLAND

Poland – A Growing Medical Tourism Destination

3G.PORTUGAL

Healthcare Tourism – A Brief

3H.RUSSIA

Tourism Industry – Overview

Table 23. Russian Current & Future Analysis for Travel & Tourism by Category - Personal Travel & Tourism, and Business Travel & Tourism Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Billion for Years 2008 through 2012

3I.SPAIN

Hospitality & Leisure Industry - Overview

3J.TURKEY

Medical Tourism Industry in Turkey

Table 24. Turkish Current & Future Analysis for Medical Tourism Market - Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2008 through 2012

Growth in Investments
Turkey Eyeing Larger Share in European Medical Tourism Sector

3K.UKRAINE

Overview

3L.UNITED KINGDOM

Leisure Tourism Industry in the UK – A Brief
UK Hospitality Sector
Outbound Medical Tourists – An Overview

Table 25. UK Current & Future Analysis for Medical Tourism Market - Annual Expenditure in US$ Million for Years 2008 through 2012
Table 26. UK Medical Tourism Market: UK Citizens (In '000) Traveling Overseas for Medical Treatments
Table 27. UK Medical Tourism Market (2007): Percentage Breakdown of Tourists Traveling Overseas for Medical Treatment by Type - Dental, Cosmetic Surgery, and Other Surgery, Scans and Treatments
Table 28. UK Medical Tourism Market (2007): Percentage Breakdown of Tourists Traveling Overseas for Medical Treatment by Country - India, Hungary, Turkey, Germany, Malaysia, Poland, Spain, Belgium, and Others

Grappling With Poor Medical Facilities

Table 29. Waiting Time for Select Medical Procedures in the UK

Stay Hotels - Overview
The Extended Stay Hotels Concept
Key Statistics

Table 30. UK Travel & Tourism Market: Overseas Visits by UK Citizens for Years 2004 through 2008
Table 31. UK Travel & Tourism Market (2006 & 2007): Percentage Breakdown of Overseas Visits by UK Citizens by Length of Stay - 1 to 3 Nights, 4 to 13 Nights, 14 to 27 Nights, 28 Nights, and Nil Stay

4. ASIA-PACIFIC

Asia-Pacific Outshines Other Regions in Tourism Growth
Travel Restrictions Divert Middle East Patients to Asia
Asia: Largest Market for Medical Tourism

4A.ARMENIA

Cultural and Historical Tourism in Armenia

4B.AUSTRALIA

Inbound and Outbound Tourism to Grow
Ideal Market for Medical Tourism

Table 32. Australian Current & Future Analysis for Medical Tourism Market - Annual Revenues in US$ Billion for Years 2008 through 2012

4C.CHINA

Tourism Industry - Overview

Table 33. Chinese Current & Future Analysis for Tourism Market - Annual Revenues in US$ Billion for Years 2008 through 2012

Olympics Offsets Waves of Turbulences
Medical Tourism in China – A Brief
Chinese Domestic Tourism

Table 34. Chinese Tourism Market: Domestic Travelers (In Million) for the Years 2006 through 2010

Growth of Disposable Income
Change in Public Holiday Schedule
Infrastructure Improvements
Outbound Tourism Industry
Key Statistics

Table 35. Chinese Tourism Market (2007): Percentage Breakdown of Star-Rated Hotels by Category - 5-Star, 4-Star, 3-Star, 2-Star, and 1-Star
Table 36. Chinese Tourism Market (2007): Percentage Breakdown of Income for Star-Rated Hotels by Category - 5-Star, 4-Star, 3-Star, 2-Star, and 1-Star

4D.HONG KONG

Hong Kong Emerging as a Dominant Force in Medical Tourism

4E.INDIA

Tourism in India – An Overview

Table 37. Indian Current & Future Analysis for Travel & Tourism Market - Annual Revenues in US$ Billion for Years 2008 through 2012

Tourism Sector in India to Witness Growth Despite Adverse Situations
Challenges and Opportunities for Indian Tourism
Indian Hotel Industry – A Brief
Future Perspective
Indian Medical Tourism Market – An Overview

Table 38. Estimated Cost of Select Medical Procedures in India

Medical Tourism Industry in India on a Growth Path
Medical Tourism Business Registers Growth Despite Economic Slowdown
Indian Medical Tourism Industry - Attracting Foreign Patients
Indian Health Tourism Industry: A New Destination for Gulf Patients
Chennai Develops into Foremost Destination for Medical Tourism
Wellness Tourism on an Upward Trend
Ayurveda and Yoga: New Features of Tourism
High Success Rates Attract Medical Tourists
Government to Boost Future Health Tourism Market
Rental Wombs Attract Medical Tourists
Hubs of ‘Medical Excellence’
Kerala
Punjab
Maharashtra
Karnataka
The Indian Advantage
Future Prospects

Table 39. Indian Current & Future Analysis for Medical Tourism Market - Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2008 through 2012

Dental Tourism Expands in India

Table 40. Indian Current & Future Analysis for Dental Tourism Market - Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2008 through 2012

Adventure Tourism: New Community Conscious Tool
India Emerges as Destination of Golf Tourism

4F.INDONESIA

Indonesian Medical Sector – A Brief

Table 41. Indonesian Current & Future Analysis for Tourism Market - Annual Revenues in US$ Billion for Years 2008 through 2012

4G.LAOS

Government Initiatives to Improve Tourism

4H.MALAYSIA

Tourism Industry to Flourish in Northern Corridor Economic Region

Table 42. Malaysian Current & Future Analysis for Tourism Market - Annual Revenues in US$ Billion for Years 2008 through 2012

Malaysian Medical Tourism Stands Out in Economic Recession

Table 43. Malaysian Current & Future Analysis for Medical Tourism Market - Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2008 through 2012
Table 44. Malaysian Medical Tourism Market (2008): Percentage Breakdown of International Medical Tourists by Country - Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, India, and Others

Robust Growth Forecast for Medical Tourism
Prospective of Medical Tourism Industry
Medical Tourism in the Past
Initiatives by Malaysian Government

4I.NEW ZEALAND

Medical Tourism
Adventure Tourism Injuries – A Brief

Table 45. New Zealand Tourism Market: Tourist Arrivals (In Thousand) to New Zealand by Country - Australia, United Kingdom, United States, China, Pacific Islands, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Canada, Northern Europe, and Others for Years 2008, 2009 (E) & 2010 (E)

4J.PAKISTAN

Pakistan – A Destination for Desperate Customers

4K.PHILIPPINES

Overview
Medical Tourism – A High Growth Market

Table 46. Estimated Cost of Select Medical Procedures in the Philippines
Table 47. Philippines Current & Future Analysis for Medical Tourism Market - Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2008 through 2012

Promising Filipino Medical Tourism Market

4L.SINGAPORE

Tourism Industry - Overview
Medical Tourism in Singapore – A Brief

Table 48. Singapore Current & Future Analysis for Medical Tourism Market - Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2008 through 2012

Strengths of Singapore's Medical Tourism Market

Table 49. Singapore Medical Tourism Market: Medical Tourist Arrivals (in Thousands) for Years 2004 through 2010

Medical Tourism: Economy Booster – A Recent Past Perspective
Government Initiatives

4M.SOUTH KOREA

Outbound Tourism in South Korea
Government Revives Tourism Tempo
South Korea: An Emerging Market for Medical Tourism

Table 50. South Korean Current & Future Analysis for Medical Tourism Market - Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2008 through 2012
Table 51. South Korean Medical Tourism Market: Breakdown of Foreign Medical Tourists for Years 2008 through 2012 (In '000)

4N.TAIWAN

Medical Tourism - Overview
Chinese Travelers: Untapped Potential
Key Statistics

Table 52. Taiwanese Current & Future Analysis for Tourism Market - Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2008 through 2012
Table 53. Taiwanese Tourism Market (2008 & 2009): Breakdown of Per Capita Spending by Category - Hotel Bills, Shopping, Meals Outside Hotel, Transportation, Entertainment, and Others
Table 54. Taiwanese Tourism Market: Breakdown of Tourist Arrivals (In '000) by Region - Japan, China, and Others for Years 2008, 2009 & 2010

4O.THAILAND

Tourism Industry - Overview
Political Instability Curtails Growth

Table 55. Thailand Current & Future Analysis for Tourism Market - Annual Revenues in US$ Billion for Years 2008 through 2012

Thailand – The Largest Market for Medical Tourism

Table 56. Estimated Cost of Select Medical Procedures in Thailand
Table 57. Thailand Current & Future Analysis for Medical Tourism Market - Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2008 through 2012

Preferred Medical Tourism Destination for Iranians
Superior Services at Low Price Make Thai an Attractive Market

5. LATIN AMERICA

5A.ARGENTINA

Medical Tourism Industry in Argentina: A Snapshot

5B.BRAZIL

High Registering and Accreditation Activities in Brazilian Healthcare
Medical Tourism Market in Brazil Challenged by Many Factors

5C.COLOMBIA

Overview

5D.COSTA RICA

Costa Rican Medical Tourism – A Brief

5E.CUBA

An Overview of Medical Tourism in Cuba

5F.MEXICO

Medical Tourism in Mexico – An Overview

5G.PANAMA

Medical Tourism - Overview

5H.URUGUAY

Medical Tourism in Uruguay – An Insight

6. MIDDLE EAST

6A.IRAN

Tourism Industry of Iran

6B.ISRAEL

Medical Tourism Market

6C.JORDAN

Medical Tourism - Overview

Table 58. Jordan Current & Future Analysis for Medical Tourism Market - Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2008 through 2012

Government Boosts Therapeutic Tourism

6D.UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

United Arab Emirates Aims to Increase Tourist Inflow
Growing Market of Medical Tourism in UAE

Table 59. UAE Current & Future Analysis for Medical Tourism Market - Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2008 through 2012

Medical Tourism in Dubai – An Overview

Table 60. Dubai Current & Future Analysis for Medical Tourism Market - Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2008 through 2012

Medical Tourism in Dubai Induces Growth of Spa Resorts

7.AFRICA

Health Tourism Market
Eco-tourism Market

Table 61. African Current & Future Analysis for Tourism Market - Annual Revenues in US$ Billion for Years 2008 through 2012
Table 62. African Tourism Market (2005- 2007): Breakdown of International Annual Tourist Arrivals by Country - South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, and Others
Table 63. African Tourism Market (2005-2007): Percentage Breakdown of International Annual Tourist Receipts by Country - South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, and Others

7A.ALGERIA

Tourism – An Emerging Industry
Government Initiatives

7B.EGYPT

Tourism in Egypt to Undergo a Boom

7C.KENYA

Tourism Industry -Overview
Important Destinations
Government Efforts to Encourage Family Tourism

Table 64. Kenyan Current & Future Analysis for Tourism Market - Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2008 through 2012

7D.RWANDA

Government Promotes Cultural Tourism

Table 65. Rwanda Current & Future Analysis for Cultural Tourism Market - Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2008 through 2012

7E.SOUTH AFRICA

FIFA World Cup 2010 to Boost Tourism Growth in South Africa
Medical Tourism in South Africa – An Overview

Table 66. South African Current & Future Analysis for Medical Tourism Market - Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2008 through 2012

Major Adventure Tourism Destination

7F.TANZANIA

Tourism Industry - Overview

Table 67. Tanzanian Current & Future Analysis for Tourism Market - Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2008 through 2012

Wildlife Tourism

Table 68. Tanzanian Administration of Wildlife – Total Land Area (in %), Number of Parks/Reserves, and Permissible Categories for Game Reserves, Game Controlled Areas, National Parks, and Ngorongoro Conservation Area

7G.UGANDA

Ugandan Spiritual Tourism Market
Ugandan Health Tourism Market

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