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Challenges of Spa Tourism in Andalusia: Experts’ Proposed Solutions

Department of Economics and Business Administration, University of Malaga, Campus El Ejido, s/n, 29071 Malaga, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(4), 1829; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18041829
Received: 6 January 2021 / Revised: 7 February 2021 / Accepted: 10 February 2021 / Published: 13 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Tourism/Hospitality and Well-being)
Water is the common thread and attraction factor of the tourism facilities called “spas”, which are part of health and beauty services. Spa use is currently experiencing a boom that reflects changes in populations, such as an increase in economic wellbeing and a desire to reunite with nature. This research’s objectives were to understand spa tourism’s structural and operational dimensions and to assess this sector’s current situation by using the Delphi method with a panel of 22 experts. The results show that these experts believe that, in Andalusia, spas energize the area as a tourism destination through their natural resources and conservation of key elements. However, spa development policies are scarce, including a lack of autonomous community laws regarding these facilities. View Full-Text
Keywords: spa; Delphi; tourism; health; Andalusia spa; Delphi; tourism; health; Andalusia
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Anaya-Aguilar, R.; Gemar, G.; Anaya-Aguilar, C. Challenges of Spa Tourism in Andalusia: Experts’ Proposed Solutions. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 1829. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18041829

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Anaya-Aguilar R, Gemar G, Anaya-Aguilar C. Challenges of Spa Tourism in Andalusia: Experts’ Proposed Solutions. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(4):1829. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18041829

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Anaya-Aguilar, Rosa, German Gemar, and Carmen Anaya-Aguilar. 2021. "Challenges of Spa Tourism in Andalusia: Experts’ Proposed Solutions" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 4: 1829. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18041829

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