Medical Tourism Explained at Healthcare Travel

Published November 15th, 2009 - 12:16 GMT

More and more people are seeking medical care abroad and see this as an affordable, enjoyable, and safe alternative to having medical, dental, cosmetic or other surgical procedures done in their county of residence. Currently medical tourism patients from the Middle East are travelling in large numbers to countries such as India, Cyprus, Thailand, Jordan, Iran, France, and Germany - places where the quality of affordable healthcare is equal to anywhere else in the world and yet the cost is significantly lower, or where complex medical treatments are readily available that may not be accessible in their home country.


There are many reasons for the increased popularity of international medical travel services including exorbitant healthcare costs in industrialised nations, long waiting lists for surgery, the ease and affordability of international travel, favourable currency exchange rates in foreign countries resulting in low cost surgery and international accreditation of foreign hospitals, to mention a few. In some cases medical tourism is being driven by insurance companies keen to reduce costs whilst providing a good service to their clients.


The Healthcare Travel Exhibition & Congress is open to all and is running from 10am to 6pm at the Al Bustan Rotana Hotel from 15 to 17 November 2009. This is a great opportunity for people living in the UAE to scope out their medical travel options abroad, and to learn more about this growing industry and options for care in different countries abroad. Visitors will have a chance of winning a 5-night stay in Kuala Lumpur for two which will be drawn on 17 November 2009 at the exhibition, a great opportunity to find out about medical tourism in Malaysia.


Exhibiting at the event will be a number of international and local companies and government organisations, all offering services related to healthcare travel including hospitals, facilitators, and national tourism boards.


Ayoun Al-Reem for Health Tourism offers medical tourism services in Jordan by facilitating international patients' health care needs. Using the services of a facilitator will ensure that all of your medical travel related queries and concerns are answered before you commit to your medical care.


“Our network of hospitals is among the best and most advanced with Joint Commission International (JCI) and ISO accreditation, with the best doctors carefully selected to attract international medical tourism patients,” explains Dina Kattan, Marketing Manager for Ayoun Al-Reem for Health Tourism. “We search for the best option for the patients' unique situation and we will discuss all their options with them to make sure that we have covered all their needs. We take care for our patients from the moment they arrive in Jordan and stay connected with our patients for as long as they need us.”


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