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Medical Tourism – travelling for medical reasons a booming segment

Medical Tourism at ITB Berlin

Medical tourism has been increasing for years, according to a report by VISA and Oxford Economic. Only a few years ago, Medical Tourism was a blip in overall global tourism spending. Today, it is a multi-billion dollar industry that is expected to grow by up to 25 percent per year over the next ten years.

There are different reasons for people to travel for medial reasons:

  • higher quality in care and services
  • reduced costs of cross-border medical treatment
  • medical treatment combined with attractive destinations
  • treatments and medications not approved or available in the home country

Do you want to take part as an exhibitor at ITB Berlin 2021? The exhibitor registration for "Medical Tourism" is now available.

Contact for exhibitors and trade visitors

For more questions, please contact:

Thomas Bömkes

Rika Jean-Francois

In the 4th year, ITB Berlin 2020 is presenting again the well established Medical Tourism Pavilion, a platform for Medical Tourism which is an important fast-growing market worldwide.The pavilion will host clinics, hospitals, hotels and destinations,presenting their products and services in this booming market. Buyers and agencies are in the focus to visit the pavilion, but also private visitors have the chance to visit the pavilion for information and check up’s on the weekend.

The adjacentMedical Tourism Conference which is part of the official ITB Convention, for the first time, will invite trade visitors to follow presentations, expert interviews and panel discussions to find out more about the latest trends and developments in the global Medical tourism market.

During the always well-attended Medical Media Lunch on the ITB Wednesday, journalists and editors will have the chance to get in touch with Medical tourism exhibitors for first-hand information.

The well-established ITB Medical Night on ITB Friday for all exhibitors, buyers and media interested in Medical Tourism will be held again in the relaxed and stylish atmosphere of the Orania in Kreuzberg. This event is by invitation only!

For the first time, a special pavilion networking event will reach out to medical agencies and buyers. Beyond this, registered buyers have the chance to participate in a complimentary site inspection tour to clinics and hospitals in Berlin the day before ITB which is organized in partnership with Visit Berlin. Interested buyers can register with the ITB Buyer’s circle or can contact the Medical tourism team here.

Information about the Medical Tourism Pavilion and the supporting program, you can also find in last year’s pavilion brochure.

Important Downloads


Medical Tourism Pavilion 2020

Here is the download link for the new Medical Tourism brochure (PDF, 13.7 MB).

You can also find all medical presentations, panel discussions and networking events of ITB Berlin 2020 online under the keywords „Medical Conference Day 1-3".

Beside the large program for trade visitors, we also offer specific presentations for consumers on the weekend.

Medical Tourism Partner ITB Berlin 2020