Turkey is already a sought tourism destination among European citizens, which is why the government wants to seize this opportunity and transform the country into a world leader in terms of tourism. By 2023, Turkey aims to become the most sought health tourism destination in the world. Our company formation agents in Turkey can assist foreign investors interested in starting a business in tourism.
The number considered by the government until the end of 2023 should reach 2.5 million tourists in order to help Turkey become the most visited country in the world. In order to achieve that, the authorities believe in tourists seeking Turkish resorts which offer healthcare and thermal services. The health minister aims to attract 1.5 million “health tourists” and another million visitors interested thermal tourism.
The tourists the Turkish ministry of health plans on attracting come from Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Russia.
According to recent numbers, 2016 was a very good year for the touristic healthcare sector which catered to the needs of 359,000 patients. Also, in the first half of 2017, this number was close to 200,000 patients.
Our company registration consultants in Turkey can also help those who want to set up a business in the healthcare industry.
Turkey has around 180 hot springs spread all over the country and thus healthcare facilities could be opened around them, which is why the ministry of health has drafted a plan through which healthcare organizations can register as tourism centers.
They will intensely be promoted by the government in embassies abroad, based on several agreements recently signed by representatives of the ministry of health. Also, the authorities have launched a hotline through which visitors can receive assistance in 6 languages.
It should be noted that health tourism is one of the many branches of the tourism industry in Turkey and foreign investors can set up other types of businesses related to the congress and sports tourism sectors which are still in their early stages. Do not hesitate to contact us for assistance in opening a company in Turkey.