Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am pleased to invite you to the 2nd Convention Health Benefit in Vienna, city of tourism, a gateway to the business and culture world.
I am happy to contribute in improving communication between health and tourism, because tourism and health do not exclude each other – but they do not necessarily form a synergy!
Unfortunately the lack of information related to sick people and old people in tourism is often the reason for insecurity and reason for a passive life without holidays.
Different studies are talking about ten to thirty percent of the population that cannot travel when they need and like they need and want.
Campaign Health Benefit, which starts in 2016, enable people to make independent and objective decisions about where a vacation is possible in their health condition.
I am asked to contribute my experience in creating an international, multidisciplinary, independent sounding board with professionals working all year round. Providing opinions and solutions for sick people and their families as well as employers and the community is a mission of this sounding board.
Goal for sick people is maintenance of independence and self-determination, thereby maintaining a normal family and social life rhythm.
Goal for family, especially family caregivers are changes and adjustments in daily life, thereby maintaining a normal family life and preventing exhaustion.
Goal for employers is keeping satisfaction of staff and productivity upright at the same time. Reducing direct and indirect burden of sickness absence.
First public meeting of sounding board members will be at second Convention Helath Benefit, at 10th of December in Vienna. Sounding board will acting year around, crossing borders, managed from Insitut Hedel in Vienna.
Top experts will be challenged to provide you with their opinions and solutions in Vienna from 09th to 11th of December 2018!
Yours Ruža Tomašić, MEP