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Medical tourism earns $295 million for Costa Rica. Expomed trade fair to be held early next month as arrivals grow

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Medical tourism continues to grow in Costa Rica. Last year, 36,000 tourists visited the country for health-related reasons, according to new figures from the sector’s promotion agency, Promed.

Promed reported that those who visit Costa Rica for medical procedures often travel with a companion and spend six times more than an average tourist. In 2010, medical tourists brought in $295 million to the country. Most of these visitors arrive from the United States and Canada.

The first annual Expomed health tourism fair is to be held in San José on October 7 and 8.

Original source: Tico Times