Medical Tourism – travelling for medical reasons as a new segment
Medical tourism has been increasing for years, for which there are many reasons. Some value the better quality of the medical infrastructure in certain countries and undergo measures that cannot legally be offered at home, such as fertility treatment for those who want children. According to a new report by VISA and Oxford Economics, the current turnover of the world’s medical tourism industry is around 439 billion dollars. Over the next ten years the growth is forecast to reach up to 25 per cent.
For the first time ITB Berlin 2017 will be also a platform for the segment of medical tourism, which has become an important fast-growing market. Medical service providers, hotels and destinations will be able to exhibit their products and services In the Medical Tourism Pavilion in hall 3.2. Presentations and workshops will be held so that visitors can find out more about the latest trends and developments in this growth market.
For more information about Medical Tourism:
Medical Tourism Flyer