Destinations of Medical Tourism CAJ BD English News Article-cajbd.com
•Many countries have recognized the business opportunity that medical travel, particularly when combined with tourism.
•In 2005, for example, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand attracted more than 2.5 million medical travelers (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific [UNESCAP], 2008);
•Singapore, India, Thailand, Brunei, Cuba, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, Jordan, Lithuania, Malaysia, the Philippines, and the United Arab Emirates are now emerging as major health-care destinations.
•Many other countries, including Colombia, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Turkey are also in the process of making themselves attractive health-care destinations, particularly for cosmetic surgery.
•At present, however, Asia remains the main region for medical tourism (Connell, 2006).
Investing in the medical industry is a way to increase gross domestic product (GDP), improve services, generate foreign exchange, create a more favorable balance of trade, and boost tourism.
Medical tourism refers to a vacation that involves traveling across international borders to obtain a broad range of medical services.
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