10Jul, 2019

Iran grabs the spotlight in medical tourism sees $1.2 billion earning last year

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Iran is up in medical tourism fetching $1.2 billion the last fiscal year 2017-18 as announced by the head of Medical Tourism Department. In the wake of US curbs, Iran is going all out to position itself as a low-cost destination offering advanced medical services at par with global standards. The country has welcomed 300,000 medical travelers last year and the number has almost doubled in the current Iranian calendar. It is eyeing more than 2 million medical travelers in the Iranian calendar year 1404. Traveling to Iran has become cheaper
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10Jul, 2019

Iran cosmetic surgery

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Iran’s expertise in cosmetic surgery is recognized since long. Modern innovations have just heightened the level. Iranians have a keen interest in image enhancement which has probably led to the growth of specialist cosmetic surgeons in this country. You get the best-trained surgeons at a price unthinkable in other countries. More than 150,000 rhinoplasty procedures are carried out in Iran every year and the outcomes are highly satisfactory. A seven-day trip is enough to go for an all-inclusive rhinoplasty program.  This would include everything starting from acquiring medical visa, airport
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10Jul, 2019

Building on infrastructure and expertise

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Setting the target of welcoming 2 million plus medical tourists in the coming few years, Iran is giving special attention to infrastructure development. Till date, nearly 98 hospitals and 14 travel companies across the country have been issued medical tourism permits. Iran’s Tourism Development Association formed by the council has been entrusted to garner more support from government authorities and drive in handsome investments.
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10Jul, 2019

Rise of Iran as a medical tourism destination

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Rise of Iran as a medical tourism destination – Bloomberg ranks Iran’s healthcare among the top 30 in the world: Traditionally, Iranians preferred traveling to neighboring countries seeking medical care. Turkey was the much-favored destination.  The trend has reversed since few years. Geographical proximity, cultural resemblance and the availability of low-cost high-quality treatments in this country have posed attractive propositions to foreign medical travelers, especially from Islamic nations. The number of medical travelers in Iran seeking advanced treatments shot up by 40% in the last five years. With a robust
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10Jul, 2019

Iran – a favorite country for medical and religious tourists

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Iran blessed with a number of religious and pilgrimage sites sees millions of religious tourists every year. The prime attractions are the Shia Shrine of Imam Reza in Mashhad and that of his sister Hazrat Masoummah in Qom. 16 UNESCO listed world heritage sites, the old city of Isfahan, pre-Christian ruins of Persepolis near Shiraz also form top attractions of western travelers. Iran’s Ardabil province sees nearly 800,000 international travelers with Azerbaijanis constituting a major fraction. Azerbaijanis come here for trading, medical treatment and site-seeing purpose.  European travelers groups are
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