Jamaica’s ministry of health is aiming to attract over 100,000 medical tourists to the island nation within the next ten years.
Guests at Hyatt Regency Trinidad’s chic Spa Esencia are now benefiting from spa products that use natural, food-based ingredients to boost the health and wellness of their skin.
According to ProColombia, Colombia medical tourism industry offers attractive health services in areas such as assisted reproduction, urology, oncology and cardiology.
Cuba has long been known for producing quality doctors and providing excellent medical services, and as the government of President Raul Castro seeks to revive the island’s economy, it is turning to medical tourism as a revenue generator.
Health tourism is growing in Spain at a rate of 20% per year. It is estimated that the sector has brought more than 500 million euros into the country in 2015.
Local university, Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), is launching the International Certified Medical Tourism Professional program.
The opening of the new Hospiten hospital in Jamaica was “largely driven by tourism interests,” according to Jamaica Tourism Minister Dr. Wykeham McNeill.
Turkey has recently made significant investments in health tourism, especially in city hospitals and thermal facilities, and has become a focus of foreign tourists who want to benefit from these services.