The Health Tourist – Searching for the Fountain of Youth in Incredible India.
By Prof. Ian Yeoman
Monday, 5th October 2009
An affluent and ageing society allows consumers to refine their approach to health because they now have the choice of striving for perfect health, as opposed to merely living disease-free.

The elderly are the most frequent users of health-related goods and services. Consumers have begun to realise their capacity for longevity and to demand a fit and active lifestyle in their golden years.

This means that consumers are searching for ways through which to slow down the ageing process or even discover the fountain of youth.

It is not surprising, therefore, to note the rise of medical tourism holidays in South Africa or the greater use of alternative approaches to health, such as yoga, Chinese herbal medicines and spas.

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About Ian
Prof. Ian Yeoman – Crystal Ball Gazer.

Ian Yeoman is the world's only professional crystal ball gazer or futurologist specializing in travel and tourism. Ian learned his trade as the scenario planner for VisitScotland, where he established the process of futures thinking within the organisation using a variety of techniques including economic modeling, trends analysis and scenario construction.

In May 2008, Ian was appointed an Assoc. Professor of Tourism Management at Victoria University, New Zealand.
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