Qatar PR Network, Online Press Release from qatar and Doha city
 
Health & Fitness(Healthcare & Medicine)
Filter PR by
  
Turkey Draws in Over a Quarter-Million Medical Tourists in First Half of 2019
Turkey Draws in Over a Quarter-Million Medical Tourists in First Half of 2019

Nation targets one million inbound medical tourists and USD 3.5 billion in medical tourism revenues by end of year

 

Dubai, UAE - November 20, 2019:   Inbound medical tourism in Turkey is on the rise — the nation’s healthcare facilities have treated 264,138 medical tourists in the first six months of 2019, with end of year projections estimated at one million incoming medical tourists. This forecast will generate upwards of USD 3.5 billion in revenues, surpassing the USD 2.5 billion generated by the end of the previous year, which saw 551,748 tourists travelling into Turkey from over 120 countries to avail healthcare treatments.

“Tourists come to Turkey for a lot more than its sights; medical tourism into our cities has been climbing steadily over the last decade,” noted Salih Ozer, Attaché of Culture and Information, Turkey. “We have been investing heavily into the growth of our healthcare sector, and we now offer high-quality treatments at very affordable prices.”

The Turkish cities of Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya, Izmir, Yalova and Adana receive the highest number of medical tourists each year, from GCC nations, including the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar, as well as from Germany, Russia. Azerbaijan and Iraq.  The top ten clinics for medical tourists listed services under ophthalmology, obstetrics and gynaecology, oncology, cosmetic surgery, orthopaedics and cardiology as the top treatments in 2018.

‘Medical tourists from our GCC neighbours in particular come to Turkey to avail cosmetic treatments. They are drawn in by the opportunity to combine these treatments with Turkish holidays,’ added Ozer.

Medical tourism is one of Turkey’s fastest-growing industries — the nation has seen its influx of medical tourists rise from 75,000 visitors in 2007 to more than 700,000 in 2017. According to the Ministry of Health, most of hospitals have the necessary infrastructure in place for admitting international patients.

Turkey has also recently unveiled several incentives geared to lower healthcare expenses for overseas visitors. In 2018, the government unveiled VAT exemptions for non-residents undergoing medical treatments in institutions accredited by the Ministry of Health. The government has also made healthcare an integral part of its tourism development plan, with targets set at two million medical tourists and USD 10 billion in revenues annually by 2023.

Posted by : Qatar and Doha City PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 6934 times
PR Category : Healthcare & Medicine
Posted on : Wednesday, November 20, 2019  3:32:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of QatarPRNetwork.com.
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories

 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Pasha de Cartier [22296-Views]
Make Up for Ever Introduce Two New High Performance Products Within the Aqua Resist Range [20652-Views]
Pasha de Cartier' [20053-Views]
Make Up for Ever Introduces for the First Time Its New Active Care-in-foundation to Revive Tired Ski... [18393-Views]
Cartier - Les Épures de Parfum [16904-Views]
Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Tourbillon [15920-Views]
Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Tourbillon' [15834-Views]
Get Your No-MakeUp MakeUp Look With Hourglass [15432-Views]
Eid Gift Ideas by The Body Shop UAE [14543-Views]
Mouawad Reveals the Journey of the Extraordinary Botswana Diamond [13628-Views]
Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Gt Line is Ideal for the Stylish Man [12595-Views]
Pandora Icons Collection [11230-Views]
Pandora Voices and the Muses Memorable Firsts [10898-Views]
Parmigiani Fleurier to participate at first Watches & Wonders -Shanghai' [10820-Views]
HALM and Kristina Fidelskaya Collaborate On a Limited-Edition Bag Collection [10734-Views]
Two Emiratis claim GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS titles in July [10635-Views]
Flexibility in Visa Rules, Enhanced Health Precautions for Students Travelling to the UK for New Ac... [10603-Views]
Create your Signature Style with Pandora [10414-Views]
Sustainable Consumption at the Touch of a Button: GROHE Blue Water System Nominated for the German S... [10381-Views]
HONOR 2020 H1 Business Achievements in International Markets [9902-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories