Malaysia generated RM588.6 million in healthcare travel revenue between January and September 2015, with the target for the full year set at RM854 million.
Based on a detailed analysis of the first 9 months of 2015, where Malaysia hit 90% of the full 2015 target, Malaysia expects record results for 2015 and an even better 2016 to remain the number one global medical tourism destination.
British, German and Russian clients dominate among foreigners seeking treatment at Czech healthcare facilities, mostly for cosmetic surgery. The number of foreign patients in the Czech Republic has been rising by 10% to 15% a year.
Travelucion have signed a new deal to promote a wide range of treatments in Cuba to North Americans. Combination of low cost treatment and post-operative rehabilitation centres make Cuba an attractive location to American and Canadian medical tourists.
Malaysia is looking at new markets for medical tourism, and domestic medical tourism is top of the list. New focus for MHTC is to create awareness among local residents and promote domestic healthcare travel.