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ISSN 2053-4736.(Online) Socrates Almanac Publisher: Europe Business Assembly Europe Business Assembly 2 Woodin’s Way Oxford OX1 1HF Tel: +44 (0) 1865 251 122 Fax: +44 (0) 1865 251 122 www.еbaoxford.co.uк Text copyright Europe Business Assembly or as otherwise stated. Reproduction in whole or in part of any content contained in this publication without prior permission is strictly prohibited. ISSN 2053-4736.(Online) The information contained in this publication has been published in good faith and the opinions expressed here are those of the authors and not of Europe Business Assembly. Europe Business Assembly cannot take responsibility for any error or misinterpretation based on this information and neither endorses any products advertised herein. References to materials used in creating this publication are included.

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WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. In the 21st century, health is a shared responsibility, involving equitable access to essential care and collective defence against transnational threats. www.who.int/en/ 8 Socrates Almanac ‘Health and Wellness Tourism’

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Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, OBE MD JP (born 1947 in Hong Kong) is the Director-General of the World Health Organization(WHO). Chan was elected by the Executive Board of WHO on 8 November 2006, and was endorsed in a special meeting of the World Health Assembly on the following day. Chan has previously served as Director of Health in the Hong Kong Government (1994-2003), representative of the WHO Director-General for Pandemic Influenza and WHO Assistant Director-General for Communicable Diseases (2003-2006). All countries which are Members of the United Nations may become members of WHO by accepting its Constitution. Other countries may be admitted as members when their application has been approved by a simple majority vote of the World Health Assembly. Territories which are not responsible for the conduct of their international relations may be admitted as Associate Members upon application made on their behalf by the Member or other authority responsible for their international relations. Members of WHO are grouped according to regional distribution (194 Member States). Dr. Margaret Chan Director-General of WHO Socrates Almanac ‘Health and Wellness Tourism’ 9

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WORLD TOURISM ORGANIZATION (UNWTO) 10 Socrates Almanac ‘Health and Wellness Tourism’

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Headquarter World Tourism Organization Capitán Haya 42 28020 Madrid, Spain Phone: +34 91 567 81 00 Fax: +34 91 571 37 33 omt@unwto.org www.unwto.org The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. As the leading international organization in the field of tourism, UNWTO promotes tourism as a driver of economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability and offers leadership and support to the sector in advancing knowledge and tourism policies worldwide. UNWTO encourages the implementation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, to maximize tourism’s socio-economic contribution while minimizing its possible negative impacts, and is committed to promoting tourism as an instrument in achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), geared towards reducing poverty and fostering sustainable development. UNWTO generates market knowledge, promotes competitive and sustainable tourism policies and instruments, fosters tourism education and training, and works to make tourism an effective tool for development through technical assistance projects in over 100 countries around the world. UNWTO’s membership includes 156 countries, 6 Associate Members and over 400 Affiliate Members representing the private sector, educational institutions, tourism associations and local tourism authorities. Socrates Almanac ‘Health and Wellness Tourism’ 11

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INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF TRAVEL MEDICINE About ISTM The International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) is committed to the promotion of healthy and safe travel. In cooperation with health care providers, academic centers, the travel industry and the media, ISTM advocates and facilitates education, service, and research activities in the field of travel medicine. This includes: preventive and curative medicine within many specialties such as tropical medicine, infectious diseases, high altitude physiology, travel related obstetrics, psychiatry, occupational health, military and migration medicine, and environmental health. 12 Socrates Almanac ‘Health and Wellness Tourism’

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ISTM’s specific goals are to: ·· promote travel health; ·· develop guidelines for travel medicine practice; ·· educate health care professionals, public health professionals, and the travel industry; ·· provide a scientific focus for travel medicine; ·· stimulate the professional advancement of travel medicine practice; ·· promote distribution of rapid information exchange related to travel medicine issues; ·· facilitate international contacts between practitioners of travel medicine; ·· promote development and evaluation of safe, effective, preventive and curative; ·· foster research in travel medicine, including the promotion of international collaborative studies. istm@istm.org www.istm.org Socrates Almanac ‘Health and Wellness Tourism’ 13

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THE CORPORATE HEALTH AND WELLNESS ASSOCIATION www.wellnessassociation.com

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The Corporate Health and Wellness Association (CHWA), also known as the Health and Wellness Association or the Corporate Wellness Association is the first national non-profit association focused on health, wellness, disease prevention and management for employers, employees and their families. The Corporate Wellness Association is a non-profit trade group, founded on July 4, 2009. This date is significant in that it denotes the start of the independence of America from living an unhealthy lifestyle, as well as the establishment of the first non-profit trade group for employer and employee wellness. Corporate Health & Wellness Association Certifications The Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist® program was created for professionals focusing on practical training and knowledge to effectively manage a wellness program from beginning to end, using state of the art training, an examination, CE credits and more. The Certified Wellness Provider® is a certification of expertise in administering wellness programs to employers launched by the Corporate Health & Wellness Association (CHWA), an employer coalition. Socrates Almanac ‘Health and Wellness Tourism’ 15

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