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Investigating the Site Selection for Medical Tourism Cluster:Focusing on Gyeonggi Province

이수진 1 Tae-Kyung Kim 1

1경기개발연구원

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ABSTRACT

This study aims to provide appropriate site locations for a medical tourism cluster. The priorities that should be considered in the process of selecting medical tourism cluster include the likelihood of attracting medical service facilities for foreigners, the availability of tourism attractions for foreigners, and the ease of entry such as international airports, ports and etc. However, there is little discussion about which locations are suitable for medical tourism cluster. Thus, this study examines the likelihood of attracting medical facilities and services, the level of specialization in tourism and medical businesses, the accessibility to suburban and urban tourism resources in order to select the right location for medical tourism cluster. The results show that Bucheon and Suwon are the most appropriate locations for medical tourism cluster in Gyeonggi Province. An empirical research approach shown in this study has rarely been used in previous studies particularly within the context of tourism industry. This study has a distinctive feature in that it examines the level of specialization and conditions for such cluster.

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