Los Angeles, CA, January 26, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- HealthCare Tourism International, the Los Angeles-based healthcare tourism non-profit organization, recently published its first Annual Health Tourism Trends report highlighting the in-depth details of the world’s most popular destinations and health procedures for health tourism search in the Internet. HTI used data from its website www.healthcaretrip.org to produce a research report on these trends in the medical travel industry. The report includes a description of the innovative methods used to collect the data, the results of the study, analyses, and areas for further analyses.
The report reveals that the most commonly searched procedures were Dental Bridge, Dental Bonding, and Breast Augmentation. Also, India, Thailand, the Philippines, Mexico, Cuba, and Hungary were the most commonly searched countries in which to receive medical treatment. Finally, the US, India, and the UK were the countries from which most health tourism travelers searched for health travel opportunities on the Internet.
HTI hopes that this information will help guide medical travel professionals as they plan their business operations. Likewise, HTI hopes that this information will benefit patients who are considering medical travel, as they will be able to understand the preferences of other patients. In addition, the health tourism industry will be able to use this coveted document for expansion of services, investment analysis data, and growth indicators. To view the complete report, please visit www.healthcaretrip.org.