|dc.description.abstract||A study was undertaken to reconstruct, based on philosophical contemplation, a set of concepts regarding well-being in tourism. Using such concepts, important factors involved in well-being in tourism were established. These factors should be of benefit to the well-being of all the stakeholders of tourism and the community at large. The subject of well-being in tourism as explored in this dissertation involved the well-being of tourists and of tourist places. The study began with an investigation of the concepts of well-being in general. Using the ancient philosophers’ deliberations on well-being and non-philosophers’ discussions on similar subjects, a characteristic definition of well-being was established as: “Well-being is the state of contentment of the stakeholders and the community at large whose needs are met without mutual conflicts.” Stemming from this definition, the definitions of tourism, well-being in tourism, well-being factors of tourists, and well-being factors of tourist places were derived. Of which the well-being factors of tourist places included the following subjects: “residents of tourist places”, “natural ecology, humanity and environment, and animals and plants of tourist places”, “business enterprises, owners, and workers of tourist places”, “country and public facilities of tourist places,” and “community of tourist places.” The well-being of tourists and the well-being of all stakeholders and related personnel were eventually integrated into a set of “factors for well-being in tourism.” The aforementioned are regarding the contents of well-being. For the attainment of well-being, the author proposed an “enlightened interest” method, different from the “containing virtue” method by other philosophers and non-philosophers alike. With enlightened interest, all stakeholders of tourism and the community will be able to attain a state of contentment without mutual conflicts in their needs, and reach a state of well-being in tourism.