The on-line medical tourism sector is growing on a global scale
With 1.2 million to 1.4 million Americans annually seeking health-care services abroad, the medical sector experienced an average increase of 23% per year in the last decade.
Top medical tourism destinations for people living in the US include: Mexico,
Intensively promoted medical hot-spots are the Bangkok-based Medical Departures and the Cuban medical tourism, with Travelucion covering marketing and communications.
Among globally preferred destinations is Dubai, with a strong network of 26 hospitals, over 1.000 clinics and more than 638.000 medical tourists in 2015 only.
“Every year the number goes up by 12-15%. The medical packages provide for medical insurance to cover any complication or medical liability,” declared Dr Laila Al Marzouqi, head of the Dubai Health Authority’s medical tourism.