Health Tourism Worldwide (HTWW) is the successor of The Tourism Observatory for Health, Wellness and Spa (TOHWS).
This international industry intelligence initiative was launched in 2012 by the same founders, i.e. László Puczkó (PhD MSc MA CMC) and Melanie Smith (PhD MSc MA). We are happy that our initiative has evolved in the last 8 years and now we can re-brand it as Health Tourism Worldwide.
To us, travel for health means travel either for medical purposes, or for wellness, holistic, spiritual and spa services.
We have been working in the field of travel and health for 20+ years. Our market knowledge and wisdom is being shared on numerous platforms and in many channels. We have helped national and local governments, industry associations and clusters, private investors and developers to achieve their goals in wellness and medical tourism.
We have also trained hundreds of regular students and industry practitioners. We authored pathmaking and pioneering publications on health tourism for leading industry clients as well as for academic publishers. See our References.