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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B52/S20.044

HEALTH RISK MANAGEMENT OF GEOTOURISTS IN ASIAN COUNTRIES

J. Jablonska, S. Strajnak
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-18-6 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 2, 327-334 pp

ABSTRACT
Geotourism in Asian countries has become very popular nowadays. Increasing number of Slovak tourists vote for popular destinations such as Thailand, China, India. These tourist destination are not fully established on the market yet. Going to such places needs also an ability to manage the risk of being not well informed about health risk issues connected with their stay in Asian countries. This paper describes the visiting pattern of Slovak tourists during the period of 2004 to 2008 and studies their present potential health risks. The paper conclusion brings the opportunities and practical ideas for increasing of the awareness of above mentioned risk. The primary aim of the research is to show that identifying risk factors is a much needed activity requiring investment – mainly into prevention measures.

Keywords: management, geotourism, health risk, diseases,