Medical health tourism is among the most ancient forms of the tourism industry. Since ancient times, people have learned to use the mineral waters and curative mud for medicinal purposes.
Health resorts can be divided:
• Balneo-mud resort – a type of resort where mineral waters and curative mud dominate as the main therapeutic factors.
• Balneoclimatic resort – a type of resort, where the main therapeutic factors are climate and mineral waters.
• Balneological resort – a type of resort where mineral waters are used as the main therapeutic factors (for internal and external use).
• Mud resort – a type of resort where therapeutic mud is the main therapeutic factor.
• Climatic resort:
– seaside climatic resort;
– mountain climate resort.