The rise of health tourism

The rise of health tourism
ALFAZ LINEUP: Regional, provincial and local dignitaries at Tourism and Wellbeing Conference Photo credit: Alfaz town hall

VALENCIA’S regional government has announced its intention of promoting Health tourism.

Speaking at the Costa Blanca’s First International Tourism and Wellbeing Conference in Alfaz, Herick Campos, the region’s Tourism director general, revealed the Generalitat’s plans for a working group specifically devoted to Health Tourism.

This would be composed of representatives from tourist destinations and companies that specialise in health tourism, Campos said.


Inaugurating the conference earlier, regional Tourism secretary Francesc Colomer emphasised the value of the health and wellbeing sector in combatting Covid-19’s mental and physical toll.

“A brand has to constantly reinvent itself, incorporating new and popular trends like health tourism,” Colomer declared.

“Tourism will revive, especially health tourism, which makes more sense than ever as a feature of health-giving and revitalising holidays,” he predicted.

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Linda Hall
Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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