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Turkey expected to attract greater numbers of ‘medical tourists’

Increasing numbers of people are expected to travel on cheap flights to Turkey

Increasing numbers of people are expected to travel on cheap flights to Turkey as the country’s ‘medical tourism’ industry begins to grow.

This is according to market research company RNCOS, which has predicted medical tourism in the popular holiday country to increase by approximately 16 percent between now and 2013.

The organisation’s report, Emerging Medical Tourism in Turkey, stated that the rise is likely to be attributable to growing tourism figures and an improving medical infrastructure.

"Further, government initiatives, including advertising and promotional programmes and investment for setting up affordable hospitals and spas for medical tourists, will drive the industry," RNCOS explained.

The report went on to state that most medical tourists will emanate from Europe, the Middle East and the US, with many attracted to Turkey’s renowned healthcare professionals, minimal waiting time and inexpensive treatments.

Meanwhile, it was announced yesterday (August 2nd) that additional flights to Turkey will take off from Exeter Airport next summer.

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