'Health Tourism' is divided into branches such as 'Medical Tourism', 'Thermal Tourism and Medical SPA'. 'Tourism for the Elderly and Disabled', is defined as the planned travel of people from one country to another with the desire to protect, improve or get treatment for their health.
Our country has been a shining star in the field of health tourism. Especially in recent years, with its qualified health institutions that can compete with European standards, with state-of-the-art devices and expert doctor staff, has Joint Commission International (JCI) certificate, which is the symbol of international quality in health tourism worldwide. It is at the forefront of countries with hospitals.
Antalya brings nature, history and cultural beauties together in its magnificent geography. Due to its well-equipped and cost-effective health institutions, foreign language-speaking specialists and professional health personnel, and favorable climatic conditions throughout the year, its advanced transportation network and luxury accommodation facilities provide high-level health services. It has great potential in the field of tourism.
Antalya is where the public and private sectors are making progress with each passing day by making large investments. It offers a peaceful and comfortable environment to health tourists worldwide, mainly from Western Europe, the Balkans, Russia, North Africa, the Middle East, Arab countries, and Turkic Republics.
Antalya achieves outstanding success in the field of health with its high-quality accommodation facilities and public and private hospitals. These hospitals, where all kinds of treatments and operations can be performed, contribute significantly to the health sector with their facilities comparable to 5-star hotels. The success rates achieved in advanced organ transplant surgeries performed at Akdeniz University Medical Faculty Hospital draw attention. Facial and uterus transplant operations, which will go into the Turkish medical history literature, are among only a few of this proud picture.
Within the scope of Medical Tourism, tourists coming to Antalya prefer plastic surgery, hair transplantation, eye, tooth, organ, bone marrow transplants, and treatments in surgery, oncology, nephrology, and gynecology.
Proving its power in mass tourism, Antalya continues its efforts to have a larger share in all areas of health tourism. Our city hosts the World Health Sports Tourism Congress and Fair (HESTOUREX). It brings together industry professionals from all over the world in health, sports, and alternative tourism, which is on the way to becoming a global brand in health tourism.