Dr. Mark Boekstein
|Department:||Geography,Environmental Studies & Tourism|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Arts|
|Qualifications:||B.A. (Hons)(UNISA), MA (UWC), DTech. (CPUT)|
|My publications in this repository|
|More about me:||here, and here|
|Tel:||+27 21 959-2329|
|Fax:||+27 21 959-3422|
Cape Town as Africa's gateway for tourism to Antarctica - development potential and need for regulation (2014)Cape Town is one of the five Antarctic gateway cities from which ships and aircraft travel to and from various parts of Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic islands. Gateway cities are used by government scientific expeditions, ...
(2014)The scientific study of the medicinal effects of thermal waters is known as balneology, or balneotherapy when applied in a medical context. In this literature-based article, the need for an up-to-date balneological ...
(University of the Western Cape, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, 2014)Thermal spring health resorts around the world are repositioning themselves by moving away from medical treatments, and moving towards fitness and wellness, often accompanied by an increase in facilities for recreation. ...
Tourism, health and the changing role of thermal springs - should South Africa reposition its thermal spring tourism product? (University of the Western Cape, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, 2014)Visiting thermal springs for medicinal purposes is one of the oldest forms of tourism in many parts of the world, including South Africa. An overview is provided of the concepts of health tourism, including medical and ...
Activity-based market segmentation of visitors to thermal spring resorts in the Western Cape Province, South Africa: Assessing the potential for health tourism development (University of the Western Cape, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, 2013)There are eight thermal spring resorts in the Western Cape. Only one of these resorts has a focus on health and wellness, with the others functioning primarilyas family leisure resorts. Considering apparent domestic and ...
International trends in health tourism: Implications for thermal spring tourism in the Western Cape Province of South Africa (University of the Western Cape, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, 2013)Travel to thermal springs for the sake of health and healing can be traced at least as far back as the ancient Greeks and Romans, with the earliest forms of tourism being based on apparent curative powers of mineral-rich ...