The Medical Tourism Association (MTA)

October 06, 2009 00:51 ET

Asian Healthcare Set to Capture Big Piece of Pie in Medical Tourism

Officials and leaders of Asian Healthcare industry take active part in Los Angeles at World's Largest Medical Tourism and Global Health Congress to capture a big market share of consumer markets in growing Medical Tourism Industry.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES and LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 6, 2009) - Asian Healthcare industry sets to network with almost 2000 international delegates from around the globe to understand latest trends of rapidly growing medical tourism industry as they participate at large in world's largest medical tourism and global health congress in Los Angeles on Oct 26th-28th.

The congregation is a flagship event of Medical Tourism Association (MTA), the US based non-profit organization working dedicatedly to set global standards for the burgeoning medical tourism industry.

Medical Tourism Association President, Renee-Marie Stephano said, "Medical Tourism Industry is globally recognized as one of the fastest growing industries, and has weathered current financial meltdown affecting key economic sectors. The congress comes at an appropriate time to provide necessary impetus to the sector through ushering meaningful dialogue amongst the industry movers and shakers."

"Asia provides high-end quality healthcare services at absolute affordable price and has emerged as a leading medical tourism destination, given that patients would like to travel for affordable and quality healthcare while fulfilling some of their tourism dreams," she added.

Official Asian government representatives, Ministers and healthcare providers will have the opportunity to prearrange up to 50 networking meetings to develop new relationships and contracts with insurance companies, agents, employers and medical tourism facilitators from large consumer markets such as US, UK, Canada, Europe, Russia and the Middle East.

Mr. Nasser Al Budoor, Minister's Office and Director, International Affairs Ministry of Health UAE said, "Medical Tourism is a fast growing industry as patients travel from one country to another for high quality healthcare, providing many opportunities. Since this congress will play an important role in exchange of knowledge and resources, I will join to represent UAE and to learn, share and network with industry colleagues and experts."

The Medical Tourism Association (MTA) is the international non-profit trade association for the medical tourism industry which focuses on transparency in quality and pricing, communication and education . MTA has initiated commendable activities for growth of this emerging industry by publishing the industry's leading publication, Medical Tourism Magazine,, and conference, World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress

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