The success and diversity of health tourism in Turkey is increasing day by day.
In this sense, the fact that tourists are coming from different countries for health tourism in Turkey is an important achievement.
Millions of people around the world want to get high-quality health care at a lower cost.
In this respect, Turkey has an important place in both medical and natural tourism. Globally, every year 30 million people leave their country within the scope of health tourism.
and other words, global health tourism spending is around 500 billion dollars on average.
Health Tourism And Turkey
Health, in its general sense, expresses the full well-being of individuals physically, spiritually, and socially.
The word “Tourism” refers to a trip outside the country to relax, enjoy, and see other countries and learn about their culture and civilization.
Health Tourism term, which we have heard a lot in recent years, has emerged spontaneously.
This new concept evolves and generally refers to treatment in another country to restore an individual’s health.
Today, Turkey offers 40-60% cheaper and more successful health services compared to many countries in the world.
Therefore, foreign patients from many different countries prefer Turkey for their treatment.
In short, Turkey is a major global player in terms of health tourism, especially in recent years.
Turkey as a Global Actor in Health Tourism
Health tourism is an important economic dimension for Turkey.
The concept of medical tourism is closely linked to the world of health, economy, and tourism.
Turkey is a major international tourist destination with its high-quality health services as well as its cultural and historical richness.
While the average tourist expenditure in Turkey is 750 dollars, the tourists coming to Turkey within the scope of health tourism expense 8,500 dollars on average.
Although private health institutions are primarily involved in this field, the Ministries of Economy, Tourism, and Health have included health tourism in their agenda.
The most important titles of health tourism in Turkey:
1-Health – Medical Tourism
2- Thermal Tourism
3- Aging – Geriatrics and Disabled Tourism
Most Popular Medical Procedures in Health Tourism
Thanks to its advantageous geography, Turkey reaches 1 billion people and 57 countries.
On the other hand, having an airline brand (Turkish airline) that has flights to nearly 300 cities and airports in 120 countries is a big advantage for Turkey.
In short, Turkey has great potential in health tourism globally.
Hair transplantation, cosmetic, cancer, heart surgery, brain tumor treatment, stem cells, and laser treatments are among the most common health tourism in Turkey.
Nationalities of patients coming to Turkey
Libyan citizens are the most patients coming to Turkey for Health Tourism.
However, these numerical rates have dropped considerably after the new visa arrangement.
Previously, 40-45% of all foreign patients coming to Turkey was Libyan patients.
A large number of Libyan patients were coming for treatment because of the various injuries resulting from the war.
These include brain surgery, orthopedic surgery, and pediatric treatment.
However, as a result of the new regulation, the number of Libyan patients coming to Turkey has dropped considerably due to the visa application.
Patients also come to Turkey from around the world such as Turkmenistan, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Albania, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Macedonia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Bulgaria, and Moldova. On the other hand, patients come from Germany and the Netherlands, especially for cosmetic purposes but prefer to come on vacations and summer holidays.
The latest developments in Turkey’s health tourism
Turkey aims to promote medical tourism significantly and expects to have revenues of 20 billion dollars in 2023.
For this reason, infrastructure work continues intensively to increase the growth of Health Tourism and make it a brand.
Several offices have been established abroad to facilitate the arrival of foreign patients to Turkey.
Several introductory videos were also prepared and published to promote health services provided in Turkey to tourists in foreign countries.
On the other hand, 125 promotional offices in 87 countries provide detailed information on health organizations and medical operations in Turkey.
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