Discover Turkey, home of medical tourism
Turkey is among the top 10 medical tourism spots in the world. Also, Turkey, the sixth most visited tourism destination in the world, has become one of the most popular health tourism destinations.
Health tourism comprises tourism activities by means of health motivation. The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey assumes health tourism with its three components:
In compliance with the changing demands and expectations, tourism activities should be recovered from being seasonal, spread to all year round and diversified. Also, new tourism products should be put forward. Health tourism, with the potential it has, is the most significant alternative tourism type of Turkey.
Turkey ranks among the top seven countries in the world and at the top in Europe in terms of the abundance and potential of its geothermal sources.
Taking rich thermal sources and skilled labor in medicine into account, recently, our country has been offering qualified health services competitive with those in developed countries. Moreover, geographical position of our country and skilled and well educated labour in health sector are among the most important reasons for our country to be highly favorite in health tourism.
Turkey's advantage in medical tourism is the high number of accredited hospitals in ophthalmic, odontotheraphy, plastic surgery, transplantation and cardiology as well as its affordable prices, high quality service, and being a leading tourism destination with historical, cultural and natural attractions.
In short term, health tourism will be the most rapidly growing branch of Turkish tourism.
Medical Tourism, Turkey
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