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Hälsodestinationer i norr som terapeutiska landskap: En fallstudie av Källans spa i Västerbotten
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History, Economic and social geography.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The search for better quality of life is in our human nature. Health and wellness tourism is therefore not a new phenomenon, but the business is growing in modern day society. Our stressful lives and the need to get away from it is one reason for this change. Traveling to a health destination is one way to increase our wellness state. The purpose of this study is to explore what aspects that effects the well-being of visitors of health destinations in the north. Using the theory of therapeutic landscapes as the theoretical framework, this was done by a case study of Källans spa, which is a spa facility in Västerbotten northern Sweden. People come here to get away from everyday life, relax and recharge in a natural environment.

 

Data collection was collected through interviews with overnight guests at Källans spa. The material has later been analysed using thematic analysis to find connections with therapeutic landscapes. Results show important aspects for well-being in the physical and social environment while well-being aspects from the spiritual environment appear weak.

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2018. , p. 33
Keywords [en]
Health and Wellness Tourism, Therapeutic Landscapes
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Human Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-148804OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-148804DiVA, id: diva2:1216570
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Examensarbete i Geografi, för kandidatexamen
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Tourism Programme
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Available from: 2018-06-12 Created: 2018-06-11 Last updated: 2018-06-12Bibliographically approved

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