Geriatric Problems in Medical Tourism

  • Mikhail A. OSADCHUK Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation - Sechenov University, Russia
  • Maxim V. TRUSHIN Kazan Federal University, Russia
  • Karina S. SOLODENKOVA Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation - Sechenov University, Russia
  • Natal'ya V. KIREEVA Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation - Sechenov University, Russia

Abstract

Tourism activities have become an important part of daily life worldwide, with tourism turning into one of the largest global industries. Despite this wide recognition, tourism and tourist travels of old people as health preservation factors did not receive sufficient coverage in academic research on aging. However, it should be noted that tourism is a pivotal healthcare activity that improves the wellbeing of old people and promotes healthy aging. This is why health tourism for aged people will eventually become an essential aspect of healthy aging and an attractive tendency of the tourism industry (and medical tourism in particular) in the following decades. Tourism gives people the opportunity to take a break from everyday routine, improve their health and establish a restorative social environment, so aged people tend to associate tourism with quality of life. People who travel both online and offline do not simply learn to use these technologies: they learn to live in those two realms. Thus, engagement in tourism is an important healthcare activity that improves the wellbeing of old people and effectively promotes healthy aging.

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OSADCHUK, Mikhail A. et al. Geriatric Problems in Medical Tourism. Journal of Environmental Management and Tourism, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 8, p. 2177 - 2187, dec. 2021. ISSN 2068-7729. Available at: <https://journals.aserspublishing.eu/jemt/article/view/6661>. Date accessed: 17 jan. 2022.