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One-Two Punch Propels Taiwan’s Medical Tourism Sector

April 26, 2014 Medical Tourism 1 Comment Email Email

The Medical Tourism Association (MTA), the Ministry of Health & Welfare, Taiwan and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) have joined together on two strategic initiatives designed to showcase Taiwan’s top-rated healthcare system and booming medical tourism industry.

The first is the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress Taiwan 2014 (WMTC Taiwan 2014), which will take place June 26 & 27that the Taipei International Convention Center. The event will bring over 400 participants from 25 countries to focus on networking and engaging in a diverse span of industry topics such as the high quality of care available in Taiwan, healthcare development and investment, medical tourism research, healthcare free trade zones, global insurance, wellness, and clinical quality improvement.

According to Peter W. J. Huang, President & CEO of TAITRA, “We are pleased to partner with the MTA and WMTC on such an important initiative for our region. This event is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for Taiwan and its neighbors to showcase the high quality of care available in Asia, and to strengthen our position as a top medical tourism destination. We encourage participants from Taiwan’s healthcare and tourism sectors, as well as international stakeholders to join us for two exciting days of sharing and learning.”

The second initiative, launching simultaneously with the congress, is the much-anticipated Taiwan Medical Tourism Destination Guide. This full-color illustrated guide is filled with practical tips and recommendations for patients seeking medical care in Taiwan. It features information on hospitals, clinics, medical procedures, hotels and tour operators, as well as tourism information.

The guide will be available for patients free online at http://www.MedicalTourism.com and a printed version will be available on Amazon.com, iTunes and Kindle. Renée-Marie Stephano, President of the Medical Tourism Association, stated, “Countries around the world who are interested in promoting themselves as medical tourism destinations should consider the work being accomplished by Taiwan. It is a prime example of what a combination of high quality healthcare infrastructure and diversified marketing can accomplish. We are thrilled to be working with TAITRA and look forward to including Taiwan in our select group of Health and Wellness Destination Guides.”

According to the organizers, speaker proposals for the WMTC Taiwan event are being accepted until April 30th and customized sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please go to http://www.wmtctaiwan.com.

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  1. Denice Scott says:

    Medical tourism is one of the fastest growing and lucrative sectors in the travel industry, and clearly Asia has been the center of most of the medical travelers who are seeking cost effective treatment and higher quality of care. Taiwan has been expanding with leaps and bounds in the medical tourism sector, the government also aims to become one of the best choices of cross-country medical care for international visitors. Hosting this important event will definitely be a milestone on their medical industry. In order to be one of the leading country for medical tourism, efforts should be made to boost collaboration between the government, medical care providers, and tourism industry.

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