CONCLUSION government has a major responsibility to balance

                     CONCLUSION   This paper has aimed to investigate competitive advantages, opportunities, and challenges of the health tourism in India. By reviewing the literature and secondary data sources into the economic perspective, the results of this investigation have been summarized into the SWOT analysis shown at the end of the finding section. (Table X).   Despite India’s health tourism has gained competitive advantages regarding the cost of medical treatments and has received many foreign tourists from other countries. India still has to improve in order to become one of the top countries in the health tourism market. Based on our analysis in this paper, we have proposed some recommendations with the objective for India to promote itself as the best health tourism destination. It is believed that with the successful implementation of these recommendations the health tourism sector in India will be developed and make the positive impact on society and the country’s economic growth.   To overcome challenges of the health tourism in India, the government has a major responsibility to balance between the welfare of locals against the economic benefits generated by health tourism. India’s government need to establish a strong policy to minimize inequalities in India’s healthcare system and develop human resource into the health tourism market with the quality education which will provide value-added services to tourists and as well as enhance the image of quality healthcare service to the world. (Sultana, Haque, Momen & Yasmin, 2014)   As expressed earlier in this report, health tourism studies are a very broad sector which should involve the study for both traveling to another destination in order to receive medical treatments or wellness purposes. However, even medical tourism itself can be dievided into separate categories including the traveling for serious medical treatments i.e. heart valve replacement or for cosmetic surgery services. while there are many studies on health tourism, this study was limited by the absence of data analysis in term of wellness tourism perspective. More information on the wellness tourism would help us to establish a greater degree of accuracy on this analysis.