The country will once again host the International Congress on Health and Wellness Tourism.
Medical tourism annually mobilizes more than 21 million people in the world.
The “VI International Congress on Health and Wellness Tourism” is once again being hosted by the Dominican Republic and will be held on November 1 and 2 this year at the JW Marriott Hotel in Santo Domingo.
The announcement of the celebration of the main medical tourism event in Central America and the Caribbean was made by Dr. Alejandro Cambiaso, president of the Dominican Association of Health Tourism (ADTS) and Amelia Reyes Mora, president of AF Comunicación Estratégica.
Cambiaso said that the activity will feature important conferences and panels with renowned national and international exhibitors, aimed at the main players in the sector such as: health centers, dentistry, clinical and pharmaceutical laboratories, hotels, insurers, banks, investment funds, airlines, medical facilitators, government, transportation, legal, accreditors, among others.
Medical tourism annually mobilizes more than 21 million people in the world, presenting an annual growth rate of approximately 20%, constituting a market that ranges between 74 and 92 billion dollars, according to Patients Beyond Borders.
Reyes Mora expressed that this congress constitutes a platform for multi-sector integration, innovation, networking, business development, investment opportunities and public-private synergies at a local and international level.
The Medical Tourism Index 2020-2021, the main ranking of the sector, includes nine Latin American nations among the 46 most attractive countries for Americans to receive health services: Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, Panama, Jamaica, Mexico and Guatemala, which motivates us to draw up joint strategies to strengthen our regional positioning.
The great event, which is organized by the ADTS and the Communication and Public Relations firm, AF Comunicación Estratégica, has gathered in its two recent past editions more than 800 participants and around 70 local exhibitors, Canada, Costa Rica, United States, India, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Panama, Spain, Colombia and Caribbean islands and more than 110 sponsors.