Dubai: India has emerged as the destination for medical/wellness travel in the GCC countries. The percentage of travelers opting India for medical travel has been on the increase over the years and growing rapidly. This was announced at the ATM 2018, held between Apr 22-25 at the World Trade Centre. Arabian Travel Market (ATM) is the leading, international travel and tourism event in the Middle East for inbound and outbound tourism professionals.
Navdeep Singh Suri, Ambassador of India to UAE highlighted the percentage of Foreign Tourist Arrivals visiting India for Medical Treatment that has increased and grown rapidly since the year 2000.
The Indian travel market has recently seen a surge in the tourists from the Gulf region. Majority of the tourists from GCC come to India for healthcare and India has become a sought after destination for the same. India is poised to become the hub of medical/wellness tourism, given its connectivity, world class facilities, affordable prices, technology, skilled physicians, and excellent quality of care.
In the year 2017, India has received 10.18 million foreign travellers, registering a growth rate of 15.6 per cent.