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Study on The Impact of Socio-Economic Crisis on Greek Wellness Tourists' Spending Behavior

Tavlikou A. Evangelia; Assimakopoulos Costas

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  <identifier identifierType="DOI">10.5281/zenodo.1490419</identifier>
      <creatorName>Tavlikou A. Evangelia</creatorName>
      <affiliation>Alexander Technological Institute of Thessaloniki</affiliation>
      <creatorName>Assimakopoulos Costas</creatorName>
      <affiliation>Alexander Technological Institute of Thessaloniki</affiliation>
    <title>Study on The Impact of Socio-Economic Crisis on Greek Wellness Tourists' Spending Behavior</title>
    <subject>wellness tourism</subject>
    <subject>consumer behavior</subject>
    <subject>socio-economic crisis</subject>
    <subject>Greek tourism</subject>
    <date dateType="Issued">2018-11-15</date>
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    <relatedIdentifier relatedIdentifierType="ISSN" relationType="IsPartOf">2529-1947</relatedIdentifier>
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    <rights rightsURI="">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International</rights>
    <rights rightsURI="info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess">Open Access</rights>
    <description descriptionType="Abstract">&lt;p&gt;&lt;em&gt;As most of the sectors of the world economy, tourism has also been affected by the global economic crisis and the resulting social redeployment. This global socio-economic situation, since 2010, has exerted additional pressure on the mental health and physical condition of people who are increasingly looking for new ways of relaxation and rejuvenation. The present study aims to investigate the impact of the current socio-economic crisis on the behavior and attitude of Greek wellness tourists. Quantitative research was conducted using a structured questionnaire on a sample size of 452 wellness tourists in totally 10 spas at Crete, Kos, Lefkada and Thessaloniki. The survey compared the spending behavior of respondents before 2010 and today. The findings of the survey show that although the behavior of Greeks as consumers is being negatively affected by the economic downturn, there is positive intention to continue using and spending on wellness services. In addition, results indicate the existence of positive attitude towards wellness tourism as a means of health promotion and enhancement. Proposals for further research are suggested.&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</description>
    <description descriptionType="Other">SUBMITTED: JANUARY 2018; REVISION SUBMITTED: APRIL 2018; ACCEPTED: JUNE 2018; REFEREED ANONYMOUSLY; PUBLISHED ONLINE: 15 NOVEMBER 2018</description>
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