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Border Crossings: Mexico to Show off Strengths as Sponsor of World Medical Tourism Congress
U.S. Employers Seek Cost-Saving Medical Tourism Measures at World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress, Sept. 20-24, 2014, in Washington, D.C.
“It’s no secret that thousands of American medical tourism patients already cross the border into Mexico each year for procedures that range from complex surgeries to dental care,” said Renée-Marie Stephano (http://www.medicaltourismassociation.com/
The medical tourism industry in Mexico, which is already ranked second in the world, and its states, cities and towns – Baja, California; Yucatan; Mexicali; Merida; and Tijuana among them -- stand to capitalize on the already $2.85 billion in revenue gained from foreign nationals entering the country for procedures and treatments last year.
Almost 12 million international visitors arrived in Mexico last year, among them medical tourism patients lured, in part, by savings of 40-90 percent off the cost of similar procedures at home. Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism said the tourism industry grew by 9 percent from 2013, with U.S. nationals contributing nearly 6.5 million of the total, or almost half of all visitors.
The Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress -- considered to be health travel’s largest education and networking platform – attracts some 3,000 hospital administrators, doctors and clinicians, employers, government policymakers, insurance executives, and travel and hospitality interests from around the world. For a preliminary list of speakers, go to: http://www.medicaltourismcongress.com/
The Congress agenda features the 5th Ministerial Summit, Global, the 3rd Medical Directors Summit, the 2nd Global Women’s Leadership Summit, regional and industry forums, and educational workshops included among more than 1,000 networking meetings for up to 200 qualified buyers of healthcare. Participants, sponsors and invited speakers can keep abreast of Congress updates at www.MedicalTourismCongress.com.
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