Portugal is set to become a new destination for medical tourism thanks to a recently-launched initiative bringing together the country’s healthcare industry and state trade and tourism agencies.
The Medical Tourism in Portugal portal will offer specialized services in medical fields such as cardiology, dermatology, oncology, rehabilitation, plastic surgery, ear, nose and throat medicine and orthopedics.
Modern infrastructure, latest-generation equipment, and highly qualified staff, combined with Portugal’s established status as a tourist destination, make the country ideally suited to medical tourism, Turismo de Portugal said in a statement.
Described as a partnership between Health Cluster Portugal, tourism body Turismo de Portugal, foreign trade agency Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal (AICEP), and health industry association Associação Portuguesa de Hospitalização Privada (APHP), the Medical Tourism in Portugal portal aims to drive sales of €100 million ($103 million) by 2025.
Hospital groups such as CUF, Luz Saúde and Lusíadas Saúde will also be involved in the initiative.
Source: Turismo de Portugal