Medical Innovations And The Progress Of Tourism

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Medical Innovations And The Progress Of Tourism

  1. 1. ttra::nice<br />Medical innovations and the progress of tourism<br />Anne-Mette Hjalager<br />Denmark<br />Hjalager@advance1.dk <br />Presented at the TTRA conference 2007<br />
  2. 2. ttra::nice<br />Main research areas:<br />Health tourism: Traveling with the purpose of affecting the health<br />Travel medicine: Knowledge and clinical practice concerning the health of travelers <br />
  3. 3. ttra::nice<br />Innovation pathways<br />Medical innovations <br />Innovations in tourism<br />Opening new destinations<br />Launch of new products and services<br />Enhancement of the travel experience<br />New medical products<br />New institutions in the medical fiels<br />
  4. 4. ttra::nice<br />Malaria and travel in tropical zones<br />Innovation and economic (colonial) driving forces<br />Preventive measures: <br /><ul><li> preventive medicines and targeted therapy
  5. 5. extinction of the mosquitoes </li></li></ul><li>ttra::nice<br />Malaria and travel in tropical zones<br />Innovations in tourism<br />Medical innovations <br />Destination in Africa and Asia<br />Experiences in swamps etc<br />Preventive services by travel agents etc <br />Pro-poor tourism<br />Medical products for prevention and treatment<br />Immunisation centres<br />International monitoring and warning systems<br />
  6. 6. ttra::nice<br />Recreational drugs<br />Prevention of deseases <br />Curing of health incidences<br />Enhancing endurance<br />Affecting the mood and adaptability<br />
  7. 7. ttra::nice<br />Recreational drugs<br />Innovations in tourism<br />Medical innovations <br />Synthetic drugs<br />Illicit distribution. Trafficing systems<br />Protection systems<br />Money laundering <br />Gazing and participation scenes<br />Language, signifiers and marketing<br />Clubbing, weblogging etc<br />Lack of law enforcement<br />
  8. 8.                                                          <br />ttra::nice<br />Wildeness medicine<br />Related to extreme tourism experiences <br /><ul><li> Specialised aspects of medicine
  9. 9. Selfhelp philosophies
  10. 10. High tech equipment
  11. 11. Environmental ethics
  12. 12. Nature ethics</li></li></ul><li>ttra::nice<br />Wilderness medicine<br />Innovations in tourism<br />Medical innovations <br />Miniaturizing/packaging<br />Self-diagnosting and self-dispensing<br />Professional communities<br />Personal embodiment of medical research <br />Extreme tourism destinations<br />Eco- plus adventure<br />Profesional orientered experiences<br />Training and tourism<br />
  13. 13. ttra::nice<br />Questions for further research:<br /><ul><li> New forms of tourism – messages to the medical research?
  14. 14. The importance of institutions and other mechanisms?
  15. 15. Ethical dimensions?</li></li></ul><li>Thanks for yourattention<br />Hjalager, Anne-Mette, 2009, Medical innovations and progress in tourism <br />– selected narratives, Technovation, 29, 9, 596-601.<br />

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