MEXICALI, Global Medical Tourism Summit
INPROTUR participated in the IV Global Medical Tourism Business Summit – Mexicali which was held in Mexico City on October 16 to 18. In that event, Argentina had a promotional stand which presented its touristic offer related to the segment of facilitators, insurance company directors and medical service providers.
Over 300 professionals from the tourism and health sectors, 29 facilitator and insurance companies and 60 exhibitors attended this event. Argentina was able to arrange 27 meetings and participated in 19 conferences featuring international experts.
Medical Tourism workshop
On October 22, a Medical Tourism workshop was held in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, with the aim of presenting the Argentine portfolio of medical services, in addition to the advantages and benefits our country has to offer.
50 local providers attended the event, including physicians, tour operators and travel agents interested in marketing this product.
World Medical Tourism Congress
The World Medical Tourism Congress is organized by the Medical Travel Association, considered the largest world organization in this segment. The sixth edition of this event took place between November 3 and 6 at the Caesars Palace Hotel in Las Vegas, United States, and the INPROTUR was present with a stand from where it provided information to participants (which in this case, included over 2,000 medical professionals, representatives from health insurance companies, insurance brokers, official agencies related to the Medical Tourism and health care industry, clinics, private hospitals and facilitators).
PRESS TRIPS 2013
Finally, in December, the last Press Trip organized by the INPROTUR was focused on Latin American journalists specialized in the area of Medical Tourism. Journalists from the Bolivian newspapers El Deber and Última Hora and ABC Color, from Paraguay, visited the city of Buenos Aires towards the end of the year.
Source: Inprotur, Annual Report 2013