Health, wellness, and medical travel gained increasing recognition last year

As a profitable new niche for travel agents who learn to fulfill the specialized needs of both medical travelers and healthcare providers, in the U.S. or abroad.

There will be a growing market for medical travel, spurred by increased demand for healthcare services from the aging baby boomer, coupled with rising costs due to the declining supply of physicians and nurses in the U.S., David Boucher, president of Companion Global Healthcare, Columbia, S.C., told Travel Market Report in an April article.

Media continues to report favorably on medical travel, he said, and the more Americans hear about medical travel, the more attractive it becomes as a choice for healthcare, especially as out of pocket expenses increase.

Read More: In 2011, Medical Travel Gained Recognition as a Profitable Niche.

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