Economic Evaluation of Health Tourism in Turkey

Buse CETI, Kurban UNLUONEN
2020 Journal of Tourismology  
The purpose of this study is to make an economic evaluation of health tourism by utilizing the number of tourists coming to Turkey in order to receive health care, and by taking the expenditures of these tourists into consideration. In the study, the data were obtained from secondary sources, mainly those that have been provided by Turkish Statistical Institute. A descriptive analysis was performed in this study. Within the study, it was determined that the number of tourists coming for health
more » ... coming for health purposes and the share of health expenditures of tourists in total tourism income have increased over the years. Besides, it was seen that the average spending of tourists visiting Turkey for healthcare is much more than the average expenditure of all tourists.
doi:10.26650/jot.2020.6.1.0015 fatcat:gpyz5frgzfdwfaz6rej2qintne