Health Tourism Sri Lanka
Health Tourism/ Medical Tourism is the practice where people who live in one country travel to another, in order to receive medical and surgical care for a disease, ailment or to undergo cosmetic procedure. In recent years, developing countries, mainly in Asian region have become hot-spots for medical tourism due to lower medical costs, easy accessibility, better care compared to their own country, flexible visa regulation to visit Sri Lanka highly qualified medical staff, well accepted Ayurveda and Spa treatments.
Health care sector in Sri Lanka has marked a massive growth in recent years and becoming a global health destination offering some of the best medical treatments in the world. Parallel the number of foreign patients treated by Sri Lankan hospitals have gone up. Sri Lanka is at a significant competitive advantages to promote medical tourism in the Asian region with its internationally trained medical specialists with rapidly growing state of art medical technology. In addition to the medical facilities, Sri Lanka is one of the best tourist destination in the world where the visitors can enjoy the Sun, Sand, Nature, Culture. authentic cusine at a affordable price. both this combination of best medical and hospitality services made the country a ideal destination for medical tourism.
The market According to Patients Beyond Borders, with the medical travel market growing at a rate of 20 percent per year, the size is estimated at US $ 55.0 billion, based on approximately 11 million cross-border patients worldwide. It is also suggested that medical travelers spend an average of US $ 3,500-5,000 per visit, including all medically-related costs, cross-border and local transport, in-patient stay and accommodation. More than 10 million people worldwide are traveling abroad for treatment