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While the demand for more and better health care increases as a result of increasing life expectancy, the increasing awareness of "healthy living" has turned young and old to take interest in health care issues. When the booming world population is taken into context, the upwards trend of such profitability gains importance. In addition, tourism has expanded from visiting places of interest to concepts such as "culture tourism" and "health tourism". Covid 19 pandemic has especially increased the importance of natural health therapy centers. In this study, after evaluating all these processes and examining their effects on cities, the role and importance of salt caves in health tourism will be discussed. Çankırı province, in the case of Turkey's most important rock salt store, is the focal point of the study. Compared to other countries in the world with “cave haven countries”, there are approximately 40,000 caves in Turkey. However, the salt cave in Çankırı is the only example of its area. The study examines the necessity and possibility of expanding this capacity of the province and transforming the existing cave into therapeutic facilities, not only with its touristic function appealing to visitors. Its basic function is based on literature review, examination of official reports and handling the subject in comparison with examples from around the world. İt is based on the first data of an ongoing scientific research project.



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Tuncer, A. S., & Bulut, S. (2021). Health sector after COVID-19: Salt thermal facilities example. In C. Cobanoglu, & V. Della Corte (Eds.), Advances in global services and retail management (pp. 1-7). USF M3 Publishing. https://www.doi.org/10.5038/9781955833035

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