Turkey allures nearly 1 million health tourists in 2018

Published on : Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Nearly 1 million people for health tourists arrived in 2018. Yavuz Yılık, head of the Thermal Health and Tourism Association (TESTUD) said that the thermal tourism contributes to Turkey’s economy with healing waters, as well as seas, rivers and lakes.

 

 

Yılık stressed that Turkey is one of the world’s top seven countries for thermal springs, with about 1,500 natural hot spring water resources. He also added that protecting their health-giving healing waters, using them properly, and passing them down to future generations with the same qualities is also important for the country’s future.

 

 

Besides being an indispensable holiday destination for tourists, especially those from Asia, Europe and the Middle East, Turkey has also seen considerable growth in health care tourism in recent years. The number of health tourists has increased tenfold in the past decade, with 75,000 visitors coming for health reasons in 2008. In 2017, that number rose to 700,000 medical tourists, according to the Istanbul International Health Tourism Association (ISTUSAD).

 

 

Health tourism encompasses a wide range of treatments, from medical tourism (such as treatment and surgery in hospitals), thermal tourism (services such as rehabilitation and rest in thermal facilities), elderly and disabled tourism (long-term stays with social activities in geriatric treatment centers or plateaus).

 

 


(No Like Yet)

Related Posts

Tags: , , ,

Comments are closed.

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 01 WTM 2020
  • 02 WTM London 2020
  • 06 ITB Asia 2020
  • 06 SATTE-GenX-Virtual-Expo
  • 11 i-meet-hotel
  • 12 ITE Hong Kong 2020
  • 13 IMEX 20
  • 16 FHC 2020
  • 16 G&A 2020
  • 16 ITB asia 2020
  • 16 TAAPE 2020
  • 17 GWS-2020
  • 23 emitt 21
  • 30 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

    1. ITE Hong Kong 2020

      August 7 - August 9
    2. Hotel Investment Conference Australia New Zealand

      August 12 - August 14
    3. DRT SHOW BEIJING

      August 14 - August 16
    4. IBTM AMERICAS 2020

      August 26 - August 27
    5. UITT

      September 1 - September 3
Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com