Wellness tourism is known as a type of travelling for relaxation and wellbeing whereas medical tourism is a form of tourism combined with medical examination and treatment.
However, both tourism types aim to enhance physical and mental health. It is a trend of the world tourism and present in more than 100 countries.
In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, these tourism types are being paid more attention. The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) forecasts the global wellness tourism will reach a revenue of around 919 billion USD by 2022.
Vietnam in general and Quang Nam province in particular have potential to develop wellness and medical tourism thanks to beautiful landscapes, biosphere reserves with rich ecosystems, rare and precious medicinal herbs. These tourism types can bring billions of dollars to Vietnam tourism.
In Quang Nam, the midland and mountainous regions have scenic spots associated with mineral springs, especially a rich source of medicinal herbs including natural and planting plants such as Ngoc Linh ginseng, cinnamon, peppermint.