The days of going overseas solely for cosmetic surgery and recovering in the sun with a frilly umbrella drink are gone. Now patients are opting to go abroad for cheaper deals on hip replacements, dentistry and infertility treatment. The most commonly sought out procedures are still cosmetic and elective surgeries, but we have seen an increase in travelling for addiction therapy, obesity treatment, fertility treatment and hair transplants. As with most topics, the controversy associated with this practice has only added to the appeal of it! Health insurance cutbacks around the globe have meant countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica, Poland, Thailand, Turkey, Malaysia and Singapore, Belgium, Colombia, Bulgaria, Poland and the Czech Republic have seen increasing numbers of medical tourists.
With spending cuts expected to hit every insurance policy soon and cutbacks are already everywhere, Escapeartist has had more people inquire about overseas medical tourism than ever before. Medical tourism is a rapidly growing industry. Long waiting lists and expensive private care have meant that 2.65 million consumers have recently been, or are planning to go, abroad for medical procedures. So, we are asking our medical professionals, how does a patient ensure they are getting the best value without risking their health, and what are you doing to capture this market share?
Domestic medical tourism is currently at about $2.1 billion that Americans spend outside the U.S. on health care The number of medical tourists is expected to grow as health care costs rise and more people lose their health insurance.
For decades people came to the United States to get sophisticated treatments that weren’t available in their native lands. Now, the traffic flows in many directions, as physicians and hospitals in developing countries begin to catch up with the U.S. Medical professionals constantly caution this as a high risk decision but proponents argue that the practice of medical travel will ultimately make for a better health care system.
Competition is a good thing, especially if you’re competing on the basis of quality and price, not either-or. For now, traveling abroad for treatment offers a viable, affordable alternative for many people. To be competitive in this space, companies will have to say, ‘We can offer a better outcome, and, oh, by the way, you can also save a lot of money.’ Booking through an agent or operator will mean that you can negotiate all-inclusive packages.
Escapeartist can assist you when competing with those agents. With our Medical Vacation program, you can offer that all inclusive package to the large number of inquiries for no upfront fees. Escapeartist will promote your services that we currently receive in high demand through this performance based marketing campaign.
Escapeartist has initiated a program designed to introduce YOUR Escape to our subscribers through the Escape From America newsletter. For no upfront charges, your business can benefit from the direct exposure offered through the newsletter. With approximately 400,000 subscribers currently receiving our newsletter each week and over 1 million unique visits to our site daily, we reach hundreds of thousands of travelers seeking deals for their planned escape.
If you are a doctor performing these highly sought out procedures or if you have a resort and you network with exceptional surgeons, let Escapeartist know! We can package these offers and get them in front of the consumers who are seeking them. Patients are putting price before their health with some of these facilities. If you are willing to reduce your fees to attract these patients seeking your services, contact Escapeartist TODAY!
Medical tourism will continue to be on people’s agenda in time of economic hardship and insurance benefit cuts, how are you going to capture those patients with all the options available to them today?
Introduce Your Medical Vacation and Tourism Deals through the Escapeartist Deals program
The most successful offer to promote will be a medical tourist package for 2 with 3 nights stays in a hotel or resort, meals each night, and a voucher towards your medical procedure. The total package valued at $3000 we will sell that for $1500. As a bonus we will also include 3 more editorials in the Escapeartist Magazine online newsletter.
Escapeartist will work with you to create custom travel packages to present exclusively to the subscribers of newsletter and if no one buys your offer, there is no charge for the exposure.
The types of offers we are currently accepting for this program are:
Escape package deals to unique destinations which include a hotel stay up to 7 nights, meals, spa treatments and adventure options.
Ask Escapeartist how you can participate with an all-inclusive Medical Vacation package.
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