Nine Guatemalan health tourism firms attended the Health Tourism International Congress of Leon, Mexico, on February 27-28, 2019, with support from the Guatemalan Tourism Institute (INGUAT) and the AL-Invest 5.0 program from the European Union.
This international event focusses on developing and training health centres, hospitals and health-related institutions to receive international. In Guatemala, we are currently offering top-class health services on areas like odontology, bariatric surgery, plastic surgery, orthopedics, among others; said Mrs. Gianina García, coordinator of AGEXPORT’s Health and Wellness Tourism commission.
The Guatemalan delegation that participated at the Health Tourism International Congress of Leon included the following AGEXPORT’s members: Dental Design, Centro Dental Kyrios, GrupoDent, Assit-Dent, Centro Dental, TTC Travel, Central de Turismo, Consultora Cosenza and Chapina Healthy Experience.
This international congress focuses on health centers that receive patients from the United States and Canada. On its 2019 edition, the event included conferences from eight renown experts on marketing for the health industry. These marketing plans were part of what has helped Mexico to attract more than 10,000 international patients yearly.
Our companies that attended this event also learned about different tools to give a top-class service to international tourists that visit Guatemala and be able to compete globally as a health tourism destination, said Mrs. García.