Top destinations for health and wellness tourism in Europe



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    Soller - Mallorca, Spain

    Brittany, France

    Martinique, France

    Istria, Croatia

    Malta

    Algarve, Portugal

    Tuscany, Italy

The global growth of health industry especially the needs of patients, health professionals as well as medical technology lead to increase of health care services in recent decades.

Because cross border trends are more and more increasing which make health care services are more accessible across the globe.

Top destinations for health and wellness tourism in Europe

small paradise on earth and the sun shines all year round / Ph: Pexels@Anastasiia Petrova

An important new element in the growing of the healthcare industry is that patients are being treated at another country; This phenomenon has promoted the formation of medical tourism. Medical tourism is made when patients choose to travel across the borders of another country with the intention of receiving some form of health care. The treatments may be last for a long time to fully utilize medical services, but usually includes dental care, cosmetic surgery, elective surgery, and birth control.Medical tourism has existed since ancient times, but by the 21st century, the demand for medical tourism has shifted towards moving patients from richer and more developed countries to poor countries. Being developed to gain access to health care services, mainly due to the low-cost treatments available in healthcare services supported by cheap flights and internet resources.

The health tourism industry is dynamic but also very volatile due to objective factors including business environment, domestic policy changes, political instability, travel restrictions, practicalities, advertisement,…

Medical combining with wellness travel is one of the travel trends with incredible growth in the world with an increase of over 20% per year.  According to a report by The Global Wellness Institute, the value of the global healthcare industry reached US $3,400 billion, triple the revenue of the pharmaceutical industry. In particular, tourism combined with healthcare contributed an important part with the 2015 revenue of 563 billion USD. This is one of the world's leading travel trends with an annual growth rate of over 20%.

Many countries are leading in this trend with famous health tourism products, such as Japan with hot mineral water spas (onsen), South Korea with famous skincare and aesthetic industry... However, it is impossible not to mention the health and wellness retreat packages in Europe.

Instead of resorting simply, some tourists are choosing a form of tourism combined with health care and spiritual life. Traveling with health care is the concept of physical and mental care, this wellness tour is a combination of the two concepts. This wellness tour is designed for 2 purposes: improving your health and spirit through physical, psychological or spiritual activities. This wellness travel type focuses on the experience of the visitors at the sights.

Specifically, when taking the first-Class health and wellness retreats in Europe, visitors will practice a special course to find balance in the spirit. Specialists will apply separate care, meditation, yoga, daily massage ... Visitors to these attractions will detoxify and purify the body with a separate diet to rejuvenate the body.

Most resorts where focus on the health and wellbeing retreats in Europe are designed so that visitors can spend time for themselves, explore nature and enjoy the distance from everyday life. Therapeutic spas are also built on the resort's grounds so that guests can restore strength and find a balance in the mind.

The health tourism concept is not new. Health tourism came thousands of years before. Greek pilgrims traveled from the vast Mediterranean region to the tiny territory of Saronic Bay called Epidauria. This land was originally a place of worship god Asklepios. Since then Epidaurus has become the first health tourism destination.

The mineral springs for patients to rest, bathe and recover can also be considered the first form of this type of health tourism.

Here, we suggest the top 7 best destinations for health and wellness in Europe.

Soller - Mallorca, Spain

Mallorca is not just a holiday island that is a small paradise on earth for all. Nature is protected and the sun shines all year round which make Spain an ideal destination for health and wellness tourism in Europe.

Brittany, France

Brittany's breathtaking scenery and lavish beaches like Crozon's "plage de l'île vierge", Brittany is a perfect area for vacationers who want to enjoy a pleasant, exposed environment directly with nature, elements, the real sea, full of energy. Here is one of wonderful destinations for health and wellness retreats in Europe.

Martinique, France

Martinique is also known as "Flower Island". When you come here, you will definitely be captivated by the beauty of this place.

Istria, Croatia

Istria is located in the north of Croatia. It is near the border with Slovenia and very close to the famous city of Venice. Istria is the perfect place for sun-seekers, relaxation, and cuisine, lovers of both the sea and forests, truffles, wine, olives, and fresh fish.

Malta

Malta, the best country in Europe for medical treatment, is known around the world for the quality of its health tourism offerings, but more and more travelers are also deciding to settle there. Come and enjoy one of the best climates in Europe and explore the 8 islands that make up the archipelago and choose one of the 4 inhabited islands to enjoy a holiday in Malta.

Algarve, Portugal

The Algarve is one of Europe's favorite retirement destinations; Retirees in England, France and Germany love this place with year-round sunshine and unspoiled nature.

Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany is a beautiful region in Italy. It is famous for its stunning views ranked among the best landscapes in Europe.

Let's choose for yourself a best suitable destination for medical tourism in Europe and enjoy.

Top destinations for health and wellness tourism in Europe

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