Guatemala Commits to U.S. Medical Tourism

Out of Americans who seek medical care and welfare in 2012, the country expects to attract about 5,000 patients.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

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. 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."

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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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