Focus

Focus

Thanks to the opportunities created by a rapidly aging population, globalization, ever increasing health care cost plus the ease and affordability of international travel; tech savvy consumers, who desire to balance their health needs against other considerations have become the significant drivers to the success that health tourism has been experiencing in places like Turkey, Thailand, Costa Rica, Singapore, Dubai, South Africa, India, Malaysia, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, Barbados and soon, Jamaica, Cuba, St. Lucia and Dominica. What these countries have in common are government and private sector investment in health care infrastructure, demonstrable commitment to international accreditations, political transparency, social stability and excellent tourism infrastructure. In some cases, there exists a sustained reputation for clinical excellence, a history of health care innovation and achievement, successful adoption of best practices and state of the art medical technology combined with the availability of internationally trained and experienced medical staff.