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Identified as the “Middle East Medical Tourism Industry Outlook to 2016 – Advanced Medical Infrastructure Paving the Way for Future Growth” provides an analysis of the medical tourism industry in Middle East countries in terms of medical tourist arrivals and revenue generated by medical tourist.
The research firm presented snippets of the report’s findings that give insights about the competitive nature of medical tourism in the Middle East. The developments could seriously challenge hospitals in Southeast Asia that are sourcing a lucrative medical tourism business from this region.
It shows that Jordan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Iran attract the most medical tourists from within the Middle East region.
It also indicates that the UAE is trying to establish itself as a destination for medical tourism on an international scale.
Jordan is the market leader in terms of medical tourist arrivals and medical tourism revenue in 2011 based mainly on its low-cost treatments. The easing of visa in some countries such as UAE and Jordan has attracted medical tourists within the region. The rise in private hospitals in the region is also another factor in the growth of this segment.