Published on : Saturday, March 18, 2017
In this four day event, medical service providers, hotels, destinations, spas and wellness resorts from around the world will showcase their latest products, services and special offerings, and the event will be held from the April 7 – 10, at the Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. During the event, presentations and workshops will be held for both medical tourism professionals and the general public, so that visitors can learn more about the latest trends and developments in this growing sector.
Medical tourism is growing exponentially each year with an increasing number of patients choosing to travel overseas for cosmetic and specialized care. Increasingly, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, India and the Philippines are becoming popular choices for patients from the Middle East, in addition to the traditional medical tourism destinations within Europe and the US. Demand and enquiries for medical tourism are high.
According to Sheikh Imran Hafeez, director of Sales and Marketing, “Medical tourism is becoming an important element in the global economy. Travelling abroad to seek medical care is increasing steadily as medical tourists are seeking new technology, expertise and a serene environment to recover and rejuvenate.
Riyadh Travel Fair 2017 will showcase the potential of medical tourism along with its plethora of health and wellness offerings from various destinations from around the world. It will also offer a marketing platform for health and wellness providers to discuss prospective business deals with medical tourism facilitators and travel agencies from across the globe.”
In the event, some of the main exhibitors to showcase their medical tourism products include: the Slovenian Tourist Board; Health Spa Terme in Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina; Health Spa Piestany in Slovakia; and the Tourism Authority of Thailand. This year, RTF is in its ninth consecutive year.