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The Role and Importance of Spa and Wellness Tourism in Hungary's Tourism Industry

Csapó János () and Marton Gergely ()
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Csapó János: Department of Tourism, Faculty of Central European Studies, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Nitra, Slovak Republic
Marton Gergely: Department of Sports Theory and Management, Institute of Sport Sciences and Physical Education, Faculty of Sciences, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary

Czech Journal of Tourism, 2017, vol. 6, issue 1, 55-68

Abstract: This paper presents and highlights the role and importance of spa and wellness tourism in Hungary. Ever since tourism has played an important role in the social-economic processes of the country the leading tourism product proved to be health tourism (spa and wellness) thanks to the advantageous physical geographical and social-political background. After the presentation of the country-specific theoretical system of spa and wellness, the paper examines the supply and the demand side together with competitor analysis and recent trends in spa and wellness in Hungary.

Keywords: Hungary; spa and wellness; geographical conditions; supply and demand; competitors (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L83 Z32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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