Wellness and Healthcare Tourism is increasingly attractive

Synergy of the two ministries to develop health tourism (Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Health) in Indonesia are launching a unified movement to establish a health tourism.

This is even more interesting considering neighboring Thailand a serious process to attract tourists.

Indonesian Wellness and Healthcare Tourism Movement is a program to develop health tourism Indonesia are characterized by the use of natural and holistic cultural wisdom supported by scientific data and get support from health care facilities or hospitals are accredited nationally and internationally.

A study from KPMG International shows the estimated increase in health tourism spending to 100 billion U.S. dollars in 2012, an increase of 20-30 percent from 78.5 billion dollars in 2010.

While the travel wellness recorded at the expenditure of 106 billion U.S. dollars in 2010.

Four tourist area into the health tourism destination, Jakarta, Bali, Manado and Makassar that combines health care and medical and non-medical trips.

Health tourism is one of the important economic driver in the Asia Pacific region, given the the money spent globally.

A survey (McKinsey, 2008) suggests consumers seek treatment abroad is cutting edge technology (40 percent), better care (32 percent), seek faster medical services (15 percent), and less expensive care (9 percent ).

Besides, the facility type is also trying to attract visitors, as many as 30 spa has been prepared as the first phase of which will be promoted at the end of 2012, as presented by Mari Elka Pangestu, Minister of Tourism. Also comes bundled services, combined with health care.

Source: Antara, Kompas Travel
Image: Karma Kandara Ayana


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