According to a study made by Deloitte Report, supported by the Medical Tourism Association, it is expected for 9 million Americans to seek medical care in Latin America in 2007.
Prensalibre.com reports that Claudia De Leon Aguirre, of the Tourism Commission of Health and Welfare, of the Guatemalan Association of Exporters, stated "that the 38 companies which make up the committee are looking for clients in the U.S. market."
Services for alternative medicine and dentistry are those most requested by visitors.
Promotion work by professionals in the sector grouped around the Committee on Tourism, Health and Welfare of the Guatemalan Association of Exporters (Agexport) has generated a sustained increase in the sector since 2007.
During 2012 the health tourism industry reported revenues of $8.5 million, having increased by more than 13% compared to the previous year.
A statement from the Tourism Commission of Health and Welfare of the Guatemalan Association of Exporters (Agexport) states that "The sector is in a state of constant growth, having increased by 13.3% compared to 2011, with a closure of 8, $5 million in export of medical and welfare services. "
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The Guatemalan Exporters Association is a private non-profit entity, established in 1982; that represents, promotes and develops non traditional exports of Guatemalan companies.
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