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MEDICAL TOURISM: AN EXPANDING MARKET

KEY FIGURES

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10/14 Millions Medical Travellers

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100/150 Billion $ Estimated Turnover for the Industry

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45 / 64 Age range Baby Boomers are the top category

TOP HEALTHCARE DESTINATIONS


INBOUND TOP 5 DESTINATIONS

THAILAND – 1,2 Million

MEXICO – 1 Million

MALAYSIA – 850.000

USA – 800.000

SINGAPORE – 610.000

Source: Global Healthcare Resources


INBOUND TRENDING COUNTRIES

SOUTH COREA – Cosmetic Surgery

COSTA RICA – Cosmetic Surgery, Dentistry, Dermatology

UAE – Cosmetic Surgery

Source: Medical Tourism Association

REASONS TO TRAVEL 

30% HEALTH-RELATED

  • Wellness-Related
  • Health-Related
Wellness Medical Tourism

70% WELLNESS-RELATED

TOP OUTBOUND DESTINATIONS IN EUROPE

Germany
Russia
France
Italy

Source: IPK World Travel Monitor

ITALIANS AND MEDICAL TRAVELS

Italians and medical tourism: the number of those who travel abroad for healthcare is constantly increasing

  • In 2009: 20,000
  • In 2012: 184,000
  • In 2013: 200,000
  • In 2014: 340,000

Italians’ top three favorite destinations for health tourism, in particular dental care, are:

  • Croatia (16.7%)
  • Hungary (14.6%)
  • Romania (13%)

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Million € spent by Italians in 2012 for medical tourism

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Million € spent by Italians in 2012 for travel, board and lodging

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Million € spent by Italians in 2012 for medical care

Source: Turismo Medico 2014

The main flow of Italian medical tourism heads abroad, in search of healthcare.
There is also a considerable flow within the country.
Italy has not yet developed incomingmedical tourism on a par with other countries (e.g. Spain or Croatia).
Many European countries are specialising and identifying with specific medical therapies, such as Belgium in abdominal plastic surgery or gastric implants.

340,000 Italians went abroad for healthcare in 2014.

200,000 Italians traveled inside the country for healthcare in 2014.

2 billion € spent by Italians in 2014 for medical tourism inside the country.

Source: WhatClinic.com research

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