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Trekking and travel health in Nepal

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Wendy HillmanWendy Hillman
The research investigated how international trekkers to Nepal familiarise themselves with tourist healthcare information prior to departure. The problem is addressed by identifying different strategies undertaken by trekkers in Nepal. Discussions about the seeking out of healthcare information that could be better managed by healthcare professionals and by the trekkers themselves before they leave home were examined. Linking observance of pretrip health advice sought to travel health outcomes, the study contrasts differences between English speaking trekkers in Nepal regarding healthcare information before departure. While older trekkers made visits to healthcare professionals, it is evident that some younger travellers were less concerned about their healthcare needs while trekking. Encouraged self responsibility in obtaining pretrip medical advice, particularly regarding AMS and the use of Diamox, before undertaking treks within Nepal provides a focus for both the tourism industry and the medical fraternity to achieve.

History

Start Page

880

End Page

883

Number of Pages

4

Start Date

01/01/2014

ISBN-13

9780987050755

Location

Brisbane, Australia

Publisher

University of Queensland, School of Tourism

Place of Publication

Brisbane, Queensland

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education. Conference

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