Guatemala Unveils Plan to Boost Medical Tourism
The plan seeks to increase from the current 500 patients per year to 5.000 by 2012.
Monday, February 28, 2011
"To achieve these goals it is necessary to generate public-private partnerships and for the state to promote medical tourism as a priority," said Claudia Del Aguila from Agexport.
Out of Americans who seek medical care and welfare in 2012, the country expects to attract about 5,000 patients.
With an eye on providing medical tourism services to the market in the United States, Nicaragua project revenues of $27 million for this sector in 2020.
During 2012 the health tourism industry reported revenues of $8.5 million, having increased by more than 13% compared to the previous year.
Services for alternative medicine and dentistry are those most requested by visitors.
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