It’s an undeniable fact that globalization has become a part of our daily lives not only in economic terms but in individual terms as well. While capital and goods are freely moving around the globe,people are traveling around the world for various reasons; business, education, leisure or health.
Mankind has traveled for medical purposes for ages, but the phenomenon of what we name “Medical Tourism” has become a widespread practice in the last couple of decades not only due to the increased mean of travel but also due to the growing expectations of patients to receive better, faster and less costly treatment.
As the 17th largest economy of the world and a rising star in many industries, Turkey is among the top 10 most visited countries in the world. Having these credentials, Turkey is on its way to become the next center of attraction for the global medical tourism market. The third largest number of internationally accredited private hospitals in all over the world and with a wide range of touristic facilities to suit every taste and preferences, Turkey is an ideal destination for international patients seeking cost effective, reliable, fast and accurate treatment.
As the President of Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) and Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEİK), I hope that the valuable endeavors of the Health Tourism Business Council to operate under the umbrella of DEİK will be highly instrumental for patients to discover the benefits that the Turkish health platform has to offer and I sincerely believe that patients will be satisfied with their experience in our lovely country.