Global Medical Tourism Market Forecast up to 2025

  • March, 2019
  • Domain: Healthcare - Health and Hygiene
Pages: 87
Tables: 49
Charts: 19
Regions/Countries: 4 / 0
Companies: 10
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[87 pages report] This market research report includes a detailed segmentation of the global medical tourism market by therapeutic area (Dentistry, Cosmetic, Cardiovascular, Orthopedic, In-vitro Fertilization, Neurological, Oncology, and Others), by region (North America (US and Canada), Europe (UK, Turkey, Italy, and Germany), Asia Pacific (India, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore, and Malaysia), and Rest of the World (LATAM (Brazil and Mexico), and MEA (Middle East and Africa))).

Overview of the Global Medical Tourism Market

Infoholic’s market research report predicts that the “Global Medical Tourism Market” will grow at a CAGR of 16.1% during the forecast period 2019–2025. The global medical tourism market witnessed a flat growth in the past few years but sustained due to high cost of medical treatment in developed countries such as US and UK in fact, most of the outbound medical tourists are from North America and Europe.

The industry specific parameters that are driving the global medical tourism market are primarily the increasing healthcare related costs in the patient’s country of origin, lack of insurance and healthcare coverages, lower cost of medical treatment in destination countries, availability of highly trained, skilled, and qualified specialists in the countries providing services, and increasing costs of long-term care in developed countries.

With respect to mega trends or macro factors fueling the growth of the global medical tourism market are the population growth, urbanization, and easy access to popular medical tourism destinations.

The certified and accredited infrastructure to provide the products and services related to the medical tourism industry is increasing rapidly in the regions (such as LATAM and Asia Pacific) providing services to the medical tourists.

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Though more support from government agencies and organizations and strategic marketing initiatives are needed to grow medical tourism in the developing countries. Industry partnerships with the global medical travel agents, logistic suppliers, hotels, and hospitals have facilitated in offering packaged facilities. For example, Apollo has collaborated with American International Medical University (AIMU) for emerging medical tourism plans in the regions like Bahamas and St Lucia.

While looking for a favorable medical destination most of the medical tourists virtually visit several JCI-accredited hospitals providing amenities and exceptional atmosphere for treatment and healing period after a lengthy period of enduring surgical procedures. The growth of the elderly population is also one of the major factors driving the medical tourism market because of the need of high-quality long-term care. The growing lifestyle-related disorders and incidence of cancers are increasing rapidly globally, with high treatment costs cancer treatment is also driving the growth of medical tourism globally.

Telemedicine is also increasingly used in facilitating medical tourism. As the various technology barricades have wrecked down, patients and medical staff can discuss data and apprehensions previously and subsequently after surgery.

By Therapeutic Class:

  • Dentistry

  • Cosmetic

  • Cardiovascular

  • Orthopedic

  • Invitro Fertilization

  • Oncology

  • Others


The cosmetic segment occupied the largest share in 2018. Over 21 million cosmetic surgeries are being performed every year across the world. Breast augmentation followed by liposuction are the two major cosmetic surgeries performed across the globe.

By Region:


  • North America

  • Europe

  • APAC

  • RoW


Asia Pacific is dominant in the global medical tourism market in 2018. The significant share of the Asia Pacific region comes from India, Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia due to the availability of quality healthcare facilities at a comparatively less cost.

Medical Tourism Market Research Competitive Analysis – Countries like India, Thailand, and Singapore in the APAC region are in the forefront of the market. Not to be left behind other nations of Asia such as Malaysia and Philippines, the South American and Eastern European countries are also emerging as favorable medical tourism destinations particularly for nearshore countries and base locations with shorter journey time. Another substantial reason for medical tourism is the accessibility to the most recent and technologically radical procedures of treatment. For example, the method of Cyberknife robotic surgery used for diagnosis and the treatment of various cancer types. Tomotherapy, the newest radiotherapy apparatus which is currently present in very few state-of-the-art facilities hospitals in South Korea, which is an evolving center for medical tourism.

Key Vendors:



  • Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited

  • Asian Heart Institute

  • Fortis Healthcare Limited

  • KPJ Healthcare Berhad

  • Bumrungrad International Hospital


Key Competitive Facts



  • Bumrungrad International Hospital in Thailand and Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd. in India are the top hospitals




  • Focus is on the swift implementation and distribution of technical innovation which is helping the countries to provide better care




  • In 2017 around 2.4 million individuals visited Thailand to seek medical care due to the low cost and decent quality of the medical facilities


Benefits This report meets the expectations of a reliable data on global medical tourism. The report provides complete details about the sub-segments of the medical tourism market. Through this report, the key stakeholders can know about the major trends, drivers, investments, vertical player’s initiatives, and government initiatives toward the disease-burden management in the upcoming years along with details of the existing pureplay companies and new players entering the market.

Moreover, the report provides details about the major challenges that are going to impact the market growth. Additionally, the report gives complete details about the key business opportunities to key stakeholders in order to expand their business and capture the revenue in specific verticals and to analyze before investing or expanding the business in this market.

Key Takeaways:



  • Understanding the potential market opportunity with precise market size and forecast data

  • A detailed market analysis focusing on the growth of medical tourism industry

  • Factors influencing the growth of the medical tourism market

  • In-depth competitive analysis of dominant and pure-play vendors

  • Prediction analysis of the medical tourism market in both developed and developing regions

  • Key insights related to major segments of the medical tourism market

  • Latest market trend analysis impacting the buying behavior of the consumers


Key Stakeholders

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1     Industry Outlook

1.1        Industry Overview

1.2        Total Addressable Market

2     Report Outline

2.1        Report Scope

2.2        Report Summary

2.3        Research Methodology

2.4        Report Assumptions

3     Market Snapshot

3.1        Market Definition – Infoholic Research

3.2        Segmented Addressable Market (SAM)

3.3        Industry Trends

3.4        Related Markets

3.4.1     Hospital Services Market

4     Market Outlook

4.1        Destination Ranking

4.2        Market Segmentation

4.3        Porter 5 (Five) Forces

5     Market Characteristics

5.1        Evolution

5.2        Market Dynamics

5.2.1     Drivers High cost of medical treatment in developed countries Insurance business Long waiting list in countries like US and UK

5.2.2     Restraints Complications epidemic outbreak Medical record transfer issues and post procedure complications

5.2.3     Opportunities Support from government agencies and organizations Strategic marketing

5.2.4     DRO – Impact Analysis

5.3        Key Stakeholders

6     Therapeutic Area: Market Size and Analysis

6.1        Overview

6.2        Dental

6.3        Cosmetic

6.4        Cardiovascular

6.5        Orthopedic

6.6        Invitro Fertilization

6.7        Oncology

6.8        Others

7     Regions: Market Size and Analysis

7.1        Overview

7.2        North America

7.2.1     Overview

7.2.2     US

7.2.3     Canada

7.3        Europe

7.3.1     Overview

7.3.2     UK

7.3.3     Germany

7.3.4     Turkey

7.3.5     Italy

7.4        Asia Pacific

7.4.1     Overview

7.4.2     India

7.4.3     Thailand

7.4.4     South Korea

7.4.5     Singapore

7.4.6     Malaysia

7.5        Rest of the World

7.5.1     Overview

7.5.2     Mexico

7.5.3     Brazil

7.5.4     Middle East

7.5.5     Africa

8     Competitive Landscape

9     Vendors Profile

9.1        Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited

9.1.1     Overview

9.1.2     Business Units

9.1.3     Business Focus

9.1.4     SWOT Analysis

9.1.5     Business Strategies

9.2        Fortis Healthcare Limited

9.2.1     Overview

9.2.2     Business Units

9.2.3     Geographic Revenue

9.2.4     Business Focus

9.2.5     SWOT Analysis

9.2.6     Business Strategies

9.3        Asian Heart Institute

9.3.1     Overview

9.3.2     Business Focus

9.3.3     SWOT Analysis

9.3.4     Business Strategies

9.4        KPJ Healthcare Berhad

9.4.1     Overview

9.4.2     Business Focus

9.4.3     SWOT Analysis

9.4.4     Business Strategies

9.5        Bumrungrad Hospital Public Company Limited

9.5.1     Overview

9.5.2     Business Units

9.5.3     Business Focus

9.5.4     SWOT Analysis

9.5.5     Business Strategies

10  Companies to Watch for

10.1     Prince Court Medical Centre

10.1.1  Overview

10.2     Seoul National University Hospital

10.2.1  Overview

10.3     Clemenceau Medical Center (CMC)

10.3.1  Overview

10.4     Samitivej PLC

10.4.1  Overview

10.5     Bangkok Chain Hospital PLC

10.5.1  Overview



Research Framework

Infoholic research works on a holistic 360° approach in order to deliver high quality, validated and reliable information in our market reports. The Market estimation and forecasting involves following steps:

  • Data Collation (Primary & Secondary)
  • In-house Estimation (Based on proprietary data bases and Models)
  • Market Triangulation
  • Forecasting

Market related information is congregated from both primary and secondary sources.

Primary sources

involved participants from all global stakeholders such as Solution providers, service providers, Industry associations, thought leaders etc. across levels such as CXOs, VPs and managers. Plus, our in-house industry experts having decades of industry experience contribute their consulting and advisory services.

Secondary sources

include public sources such as regulatory frameworks, government IT spending, government demographic indicators, industry association statistics, and company publications along with paid sources such as Factiva, OneSource, Bloomberg among others.

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