The Medical Tourism Association hosts FAM Tour to the forever place of spring time Medellin, Colombia December 8th-12th 2009. Nine medical tourism facilitators, insurance companies and agents representing the United States, Canada and Caribbean explored the high quality healthcare system, accreditation, warmth and hospitality Columbia has to offer medical tourism patients.
The cost, quality, and technology present a real option for US patients to strongly consider. The organization of the tour was a perfect blend of site visits, education, information, tourism, and networking. Said Kemal Canlar, President, Global Benefit Options.
The familiarization tour was sponsored by the Medellin Healthcare Cluster, with a goal of promoting Medellin as a competing medical tourism destination. The Familiarization Tour included visits to some of the top hospitals in Columbia such as: Hospital Universitario San Vicente de Paul, Hospital General de Medellin, Clincia El Rosario, Centro Odontologico Congregacion Mariana, Clincia Odontologica Promta, Hospital Pablo Tobon Uribe, Clinica Cardiovascular, and Clinica Oftalmolgica de Antioquia-Colfan. In addition, participants had the opportunity to visit state of the art air-ambulance company SARPA.
Medellin is a wonderful city that offers great healthcare and is ready to welcome an international market of patients. The services their hospitals offer are competitive and the quality of care is evident.” explained Lara Stuart of WorldMedAssist, a medical tourism facilitation company.
Columbia is located in South America bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Panama and Venezuela, and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Ecuador and Panama. Columbia is the only South American country with coastlines on both the North Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, and is persistently growing given the on-going development in domestic security since 2002.
Medellin is the second largest city in Columbia, and Capital City of the State of Antioquia. With countless tourism activities for visitors, Medellin serves as a popular destination for international travelers. Medellin is committed to position itself as one of the major players in the Health and Wellness sector of the Medical Tourism Industry.
Following the Fam Tour, Medellin will be featured in issue 14 of the Medical Tourism Magazine, the only educational trade magazine in the medical tourism industry. We are also excited to announce our FAM Trip to Chihuahua, Mexico January 17th-21st 2010. Stay Tuned for more information!