Costa Rica’s health tourism market topic of upcoming forum

November 5, 2015

Business owners, professionals and investors in health and wellness tourism will discuss the industry’s future in Costa Rica at the 2015 edition of the National Health Tourism Forum, ExpoMED 2015.

The event will take place Nov. 25 at San José Palacio Hotel, west of the capital. Among the main topics attendees will discuss are quality standards, customer support, potential markets in Costa Rica and corporate wellness programs at U.S. and Canadian companies.

The event is organized by the Council for International Promotion of Costa Rica Medicine (PROMED) and supported by public agencies and tourism chambers. It will also include a business forum with representatives from local and international companies who will also display their products and services at a fair.

PROMED president Jorge Cortés Rodríguez said the forum “aims to facilitate networking between medical and tourism companies” and will allow for a high-level discussion on challenges facing the industry.

Experts from different areas will be offering free counseling to small and medium-size enterprises about investment, project management, risk mitigation, and wellness and health tourism.

Organizers are hoping for high participation, mostly from businesses in the hotel, medical and retirement sectors and among those offering specialized services such as spa treatments, therapy, relaxation and nutrition.

PROMED’s most recent data indicate that in 2011 the country attracted just over 48,000 medical tourists, generating some $338 million in revenue.

The latest survey by the International Medical Tourism Index ranks Costa Rica fifth in medical tourism services, just after Canada, the U.K., Israel and Singapore.

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Bribrí women commemorate Sergio Rojas and vow to keep his fight alive
Human rights
435 views
Human rights
435 views

Bribrí women commemorate Sergio Rojas and vow to keep his fight alive

Alexander Villegas - March 24, 2019

About 30 indigenous leaders, friends and family of Sergio Rojas gathered in the indigenous Bribrí community of Shiroles, about 20…

The planet loses 40 soccer fields worth of forests every minute
Climate Change
621 views
Climate Change
621 views

The planet loses 40 soccer fields worth of forests every minute

Michelle Soto / Latin Clima - March 24, 2019

In just 10 years the planet has lost 945,345 km2 of natural forests, a little over the total size of…

Slothy Sunday: The death grip
Environment & Wildlife
449 views
Environment & Wildlife
449 views

Slothy Sunday: The death grip

The Tico Times - March 24, 2019

With their long claws and strong muscles, sloths have a powerful grip. Their bodies are so conditioned to hanging from…