Medical Tourism Market Set to Reach US$ 75 Billion by 2032 influenced by Low-cost Treatment Options | Future Market Insights, Inc.

This medical tourism market report extensively covers market segmentation by type (cardiovascular treatment, cosmetic treatment, fertility treatment, orthopedics treatment, and others), service type (private and public), and geography (North America, APAC, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and South America). Discover market potential and make informed business decisions based on qualitative and quantitative evidence highlighted in Future Market Insights reports.

NEWARK, Del, Sept. 03, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The global medical tourism market is likely to register a CAGR of 30.5% during the forecast period. The market is likely to register US$ 5.2 Billion in 2022 and is expected to cross US$ 75 Billion by 2032.

Some of the market's prominent drivers are cost savings and additional benefits to visitors, such as enhanced healthcare, innovative technologies, breakthrough medicines, sophisticated devices, superior hospitality, and individualized care.

While an increasing number of Americans are traveling abroad for availing medical treatment, there has been a significant surge in inbound medical tourism in the country as well.

The Availability of cheaper treatment options abroad without compromising on the overall standard and quality of healthcare services is the chief driver of medical tourism in the East. The field contributes significantly to the generation of revenue across developing economies, which has been motivating government aid.

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Increasing Internet Penetration Has Influenced the Medical Tourism Market Growth

Medical tourism, although not a new concept, has been gaining significant traction on the internet as a viable healthcare option accessible to people worldwide. From a marketing perspective, the Internet provides a dynamic medium for healthcare service providers and operators to raise awareness about diverse medical travel options. Moreover, the internet can play a pivotal role in influencing a patient's decision regarding medical tourism.

It has become commonplace for patients to thoroughly research information from various online sources before making their decisions. Consumers are increasingly engaging in web-based healthcare communities to access authentic and reliable data about healthcare facilities and infrastructure in foreign countries. Additionally, the use of social media is experiencing a surge among medical tourism marketers as a means to reach potential patients.

Leveraging social media platforms like Facebook allows marketers to benefit from the segmentation tools available within the platform. This enables them to precisely identify target audiences based on specific geographic locations and effectively advertise their services to those individuals.

Key Takeaways:

  • The U.S. Medical Tourism Market is expected to lead in terms of healthcare travel spending. However, in the coming years, China’s spending is forecast to surge considerably
  • Among services offered under medical tourism, therapeutic services are highly sought-after. Wellness services, too, are gaining traction as an increasing number of medical tourists are seeking meditation and wellness retreats
  • Phone and online booking will remain more preferred modes of booking for medical tourism
  • Medical tourism is often sought for cancer and cardiovascular treatment. Besides this, cosmetics and bariatric procedures are very popular among medical tourists

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Medical Tourism Shows Resilience amid COVID-19

While the unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak might have caused significant disruptions, recovery is on the card, thanks to prompt response by governments around the world. Thailand’s response to the ongoing pandemic, for instance, has won praise from the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and other experts around the world. Thailand has been ranked among the top five countries among 184 in terms of the effectiveness of their battle against the virus.

According to the Thailand Board of Investment, more than 50 applications for investments, worth over US$ 400 million were submitted during the first half of 2020 to introduce a range of novel measures, accelerating investment in the medical sector. Proactive steps taken by government and non-government organizations will enable the medical tourism market sail despite losses incurred during COVID-19.

Who is winning?

Medical tourism market is expanding at a fast rate. Tier 1 companies such as AsklepiosKlinikenGmbH, Bangkok DusitMedical Services, Fortis Healthcare Limited, Apollo Healthcare, BumrugrandInternational Hospitals, ChristusMughuerza, and others contribute nearly 6% to 17% of revenue generated by the market.

Tier 2 companies operating in the market include Asian Heart Institute, Prince Court Medical Center, ShouldiceHospital, Gleneagles Hospital, ClemenceuMedical Centre, AnadoluMedical Centre, and others. These companies account for the lion’s share of the global market.

Medical Tourism Market Research Report Coverage:

Growth Rate30.5% CAGR from 2022 to 2032
Market Value in 2022US$ 5.2 Billion
Market Value in 2032US$ 75 Billion
Forecast Period2022 to 2032
Historical Data Available for2017 to 2021
Market AnalysisUSD Billion for Value
Key Regions Covered
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania
  • Middle East & Africa
Key Countries Covered
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Germany
  • UK
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • GCC Countries
  • South Africa
  • Turkey
Key Segments Covered
  • Treatment Type
  • Service Type
  • Tourist Type
  • Tour Type,
  • Customer Orientation
  • Age Group
  • Booking Channel
  • Region
Key Companies Profiled
  • Clemenceu Medical Center
  • Asklepios Klinik Barmbek
  • Fortis Hospital
  • Apollo Hospitals
  • Gleneagles Hospital
  • Prince Court Medical Center
  • Shouldice Hospital
  • Christus Muguerza Super Specialty Hospital
  • Anadolu Medical Centre
  • ITL World
  • Global Healthcare Connection Inc.
  • Mednamaste
  • Satori World
  • Medical E-Medsol Pvt. Ltd.
  • Bumrungrad International Hospital
  • Bangkok Dusit Medical Services
  • Asia Heart Institute
Report CoverageMarket Forecast, Company Share Analysis, Competition Intelligence, DROT Analysis, Market Dynamics and Challenges, and Strategic Growth Initiatives

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UK Medical Tourism Market Size: The UK medical tourism market is estimated to reach US$ 6 Billion in 2022. As per the report, sales are forecasted to increase at a robust 14.6% CAGR. Total sales in the UK medical tourism market represent ~3%-7% of the global medical tourism market size.

Thailand Medical Tourism Market Share: The Thailand medical tourism market is estimated to reach US$ 5,687 Million in 2022. As per the report, sales of Thailand Medical Tourism market are forecasted to increase at a robust 18.4 % CAGR.

GCC Countries Medical Tourism Market Trends: The GCC countries' medical tourism market is estimated to reach US$ 6,605 Million in 2022. As per the report, sales are forecasted to increase at a robust 10 % CAGR during the forecast period.

Italy Medical Tourism Market Demand: The Italy medical tourism market is estimated to reach US$ 3,532 Million in 2022. Sales are predicted to increase at a robust 10.8% CAGR in the forecast period (2022 to 2032). The Italy medical tourism market holds nearly ~2-5% of the share of the global medical tourism industry.

Outbound Medical Tourism Market Forecast: In 2023, the outbound medical tourism market is projected to reach an impressive figure of US$ 221.21 billion. According to FMI’s comprehensive report, the demand for outbound medical tourism is predicted to experience an astounding CAGR of 11.6% from 2023 to 2033.

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