Navigation Links
Health-Related Tourism Catching On
Date:9/24/2009

PENSACOLA, Fla., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- In these economically challenging times, many experts say it is vital to invest in preventative healthcare. Better overall health means lower medical bills.

Reports show that only 14 percent of Americans took two weeks of vacation last year, and the number of Americans taking family vacations has dropped by a third in the past generation. The price Americans are paying, by not getting away to decompress, is significant in terms of physical and emotional health.

In fact, statistics show that Europeans, who work 300 fewer hours per year due to month long "holidays," actually require less healthcare - and are 50 percent less likely than Americans to have heart disease, hypertension or diabetes before age 50.

The tourism industry is catching on to this trend, as more and more people are taking their health into their own hands. A recent collaboration between two top Pensacola, Fla.-area destinations, the world-class Andrews Institute and luxury resort Portofino Island, is aimed at just that.

"The Golden Vita retreat is preventative healthcare meets a relaxing four-day vacation," says Rob Babcock, general manager for Portofino Island Resort and Spa at Pensacola Beach. "Especially now, people want to find a way to seek out the best knowledge and make the best choices for their health. We are combining Andrews Institute's expertise with our beautiful resort, gourmet cuisine and famous white beaches as the backdrop."

Andrews is known for its state-of-the-art medical care and research, with its doctors regularly serving the nation's top athletes. Now, everyday people are being offered access to the latest research and information from Andrews' experts on nutrition, anti-aging, bone and joint health and other subjects.

The combination of the medical side with the five-star resort side as a "health vacation" is a growing trend that has caught on with Europeans and is something American's are also starting to do. Health-related tourism is growing because many people want to do something meaningful besides getting in their R&R.

Health-related vacations are also part of a larger trend, sustainable tourism. This economic development trend is an effort to create events that keep visitors coming year-round.

For more information about the Golden Vita retreat, please visit www.goldenvitaretreat.com or call 1-866-976-3451.

For media inquiries, please contact 850-432-2761.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Portofino Island Resort and Spa
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. New Survey Reveals Health-Related Fitness as Primary Focus of Middle and High School Physical Education Programs
2. Lupus Foundation of America Accepting Letters of Intent for Research Grants on Adult Stem Cell Research and Health-Related Quality of Life in Pediatric Lupus
3. Ser Padres Joins Forces with la Doctora Alizas VidaySalud.com to Offer the Hispanic Community Unprecedented Online Health-Related Content in Spanish
4. Landmark study demonstrates Gamunex improves health-related quality of life in patients with CIDP
5. Proposed Truck Clean-Up Rule Will Save Billions in Health-Related Costs for Truckers and Other Californians
6. Study Probes Internet Health-Related Search Patterns
7. Walgreens Launches New Health Essentials Catalog and Website for AARP Members Featuring More Than 20,000 Health-Related Products
8. Worlds Largest Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Conference, October 26-28th, Announces Record Attendance, Distinguished Speakers and Sponsors
9. Frost & Sullivan: Growing Healthcare Tourism in Malaysia
10. Renowned Medical Tourism Industry Expert and Author Josef D. Woodman Joins Satori World Medical's Strategic Advisory Board
11. Healthcare Travel Congress 2009: Experts Worldwide Convene in Singapore For Regional Conference on Medical Tourism
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture ... said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package ... Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Dr. Calvin Johnson has dedicated ... has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating his patients. The procedure ... doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that orthopaedic surgeons use to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... A recent article published June 14 on E Online details ... to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking to undergo not only the ... and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, Beverly Hills Physicians (BHP) notes ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of ... verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. ... throw rocks at my other children and say he was going to kill them. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda Cheng, an ... Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including robotic Suresmile technology, ... , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. It can be ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research ... "Pharmaceutical Excipients Market by Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, Petrochemical, ... (Oral, Topical, Coating, Parenteral) - Global Forecast to 2021" ... The global pharmaceutical excipients market is ... a CAGR of 6.1% in the forecast period 2016 ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research and ... News Issue 52" report to their offering. ... influenza treatment creates a favourable commercial environment for MedImmune to ... patient base that will serve to drive considerable growth for ... would serve to cap sales considerably, but development is still ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Revolutionary technology includes multi-speaker listening to conquer ... in advanced audiology and hearing aid technology, has today ... world,s first internet connected hearing aid that opens up ...      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160622/382240 ) , ... , TwinLink™ - the first dual communication ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: