MEDICAL TOURISM: AN EXPANDING MARKET
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
TOP OUTBOUND DESTINATIONS IN EUROPE
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%)
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