Medical Tourism is the synergy between hospitals and the Tourism industry.The state is all set for a leap in medical tourism.More and more hospitals are joining hands with the tourism industry to benefit their services.The high priority for health in Kerala is bound to make this relatively new aspect of tourism into a multi crore industry in future.
Kerala is already being marketed as a popular health destination for its famous Ayurveda health packages. Medical tourism is marketed along with Ayurveda and other health packages. Major hospitals are joining hands with the govt in promoting medical tourism. Health insurance companies are beginning to play a major role in medical tourism.
Globalization and economic liberalization have given a boost to the medical service sector,especially in Kerala.The medical treatment for various packages form part of recuperative leisure packages at world class tourist resorts.Airport pickup,hotel accommodation,transportation,food,etc are offered along with medical treatment at the best hospitals.