Acta Universitatis Danubius. Œconomica, Vol 14, No 3 (2018)

Transactional Development of Medical Value Tourism Between East&West in General German-Turkish in Specific

Ruhet Genc


The component of tourism preparatory parties is to make tourists, whether they are medical or companion, feel more comfortable and bring back home good health attached to good memories. In order to lead a satisfactory discussion primarily wellness and illness tourism concepts are described. After explaining their dynamics, factors which are constitutive in these kind of touristic activities, mainly tourists’ motivations are mentioned. As being a new era of medical tourism, it is shown that facilitators are of great significance. Not only empathy but also queries enable highlighting the tourists’ expectations, experiences and showing the ways of understanding their situation better. New medical hubs and the future ones have to promote consumer researches that they can advance themselves in the light of new information. The best way to develop well&illness tourism is to make tourist, patient and their companion satisfied with their activities and/or treatment. Historical research and literature review about the German Professors such as Ord. Prof. Dr. Philipp Schwartz and Ord. Prof. Dr. Erich Frank who had been the pioneer medical scientists in Turkey is conducted. The aim of this research is to put forth their incontrovertible importance of German professors and their efforts in founding the new system of academic education in Turkey’s specific universities. Their contributions to the medical studies in Turkey open the way for Turkey to become a medical hub. In the course of decades there have been exchanges between Turkey and Germany in the realm of medical science and tourism.


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