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Mangalia - long lasting health tourism destination in Romania

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  • Laura Maria Condur

    (Mangalia Balneary and Recovery Sanatorium)

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A national and international interest balneo-climatic resort, located on the coast of the Black Sea, on the same latitude with Monaco, San Remo and Nice, Mangalia combines the ancient callatian vestiges (IVth century BC) with the abundance of therapeutical factors. In Mangalia there is combination of great recovery and therapeutical potential natural balneary factors unique in Europe: - Mezothermal sulphurous waters (20 - 26? C) ? which due to their composition and therapeutical effects have a character unique in Europe. - Sea water with a total mineralization of 15,5 g/l - Therapeutically mud from Techirghiol Lake - Marine bioclimate reach in saline aerosols Therefore, we consider that in balneology, the concept of Health Tourism can be implemented offering development perspectives of the medical tourism, of the national health system, and, why not, of the Romanian tourism, even becaming a national strategy. As to Mangalia Balneary Sanatorium, the management goals, are to promote the concept of health tourism, with the following components: - medical - Medical Tourism - educational - Educational Tourism - relaxation - Relaxation Tourism All of the above restrain a major objective, which is the development of the quality of medical services, the attraction of a superior number of ?patients- tourists? to Mangalia Sanatorium and the development of the ?health tourism? concept.

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  • Laura Maria Condur, 2013. "Mangalia - long lasting health tourism destination in Romania," International Journal for Responsible Tourism, Fundatia Amfiteatru, vol. 1(1), pages 54-62, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:amf:ijrtfa:v:1:y:2013:i:1:p:54-62
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    Keywords

    tourism; health; Mangalia; medical; therapeutical;
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    • I15 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health and Economic Development

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