Orlando an emerging destination for medical tourism

Oct 9

Source: Orlando Sentinel, Naseem Miller

Medical Tourism Association has recognized Orlando as the medical tourism Emerging Destination of the Year.

“Top-notch healthcare in Orlando remains an important reason why many people — including an ever-present and growing senior population — buy homes, rentals and retirement properties and start businesses in the region,” said Renée-Marie Stephano, president of the Medical Tourism Association, in a news release.

“Today, those same hospitals and some of the unique specialty treatments they offer are the impetus behind a new generation of tourists — both domestic and international — who are coming to Orlando for not only fun in the sun, but also for medical attention they can’t get anywhere else at the time and price they want,” she said.

The association said that the Orlando is quickly becoming a renowned location for health and wellness travelers. Almost 20 percent of all events booked in the city are for medical meetings.

The association attributed part of this gaining momentum to Lake Nona Medical City.