Travel & tourism is an activity that can contribute to the creation or improvement of wellbeing. Health, wellness and medical tourism have grown exponentially in recent years and are becoming increasingly relevant in many established & emerging destinations around the world. Health tourism is considered nowadays to be an emerging, global, complex & rapidly changing segment that needs to be comprehended to a greater extent in order to leverage opportunities & better address challenges.
Also it can covers those types of tourism which have as a primary motivation, the contribution to physical, mental and/or spiritual health through medical & wellness- based activities which increase the capacity of individuals to satisfy their own needs and function better as individuals in their environment & society. Health tourism is the umbrella term for the subtypes: Wellness Tourism & Medical Tourism
Wellness tourism is a type of tourism activity which aims to improve & balance all of the main domains of human life including physical, mental, emotional, occupational, intellectual & spiritual. The primary motivation for the wellness tourist is to engage in preventive, proactive, life style enhancing activities such as fitness, healthy eating, and relaxation, pampering & healing treatments.
Medical tourism is a type of tourism activity which involves the use of evidence-based medical healing resources & services (both invasive & non-invasive). This may include diagnosis, treatment, cure, prevention & rehabilitation.
Health Tourism refers to anyone traveling a foreign country to receive a wide range of medical, beauty and wellness treatments. Iran, as a developing country, is considered as one of the leading destinations of Health Tourism in the world; including the best healthcare specialists and natural resources. Statistics show that more than 600.000 incoming health tourists visited Iran during the first four months of 2019. Iran’s medical tourists are of two types: Some are travelers coming from neighbor countries; such as Turkey, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Oman, Kuwait, Lebanon, and Afghanistan. Some are coming from developed countries; such as Australia, Italy, Russia, Norway, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, etc.
As well, Shiraz is a medical hub in south of Iran receiving thousands of tourists every year, due to its mild climate, cultural & historical attractions, eye-catching nature around the city, skillful specialists and surgeons, numerous public and private hospitals which are under close supervision of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and Shiraz Medical Council.
Derak Shiraz is a responsible Iranian Tour, Travel and Medical agency based in Shiraz; offering high-quality medical, beauty and wellness services according to international standards. Our mission is to consider your medical condition carefully and prove what you are trying to achieve by help of the best Iranian medical centers.