Costs and 'Benefits': Benefits Tourism, What Does It Mean?

Feb 21, 2014
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No agreed definition exists for a 'benefits tourist', and while a recent government commissioned report does provide a definition of who counts as a 'health tourist', this is by no means universally accepted. In practice, the use of both terms by the media and policy makers is often vague and confusing, dealing with different groups at different times to make different points.