Health and education are keys to boosting bilateral tourism Spain-Russia in InterEcoForum
• The second day of InterEcoForum held today in Marbella hosted roundtables on Education and Health and Wellness Tourism.
• Health Tourism is growing at a rate of 20% and is expected to reach the figure of 200,000 patients in 2019.
The second day of InterEcoForum has discussed the possibilities offered by the health and education as tourist bets. In this sense, eleven organizations have presented different options currently implemented in Spain with programs aimed at the Russian community.
Spain is the second country in life expectancy, the same place in life expectancy at birth. Institutions, clinics and specialized tour operators highlighted the main advantages of health tourism in Spain while it is a country with highly qualified professionals in one of the most reputable health systems and the latest technology.
Benefits have been reflected in the 100,000 patients who already went to Spain for treatment in the past year and, with growth of 20% today, is expected to reach 200,000 in 2019. Besides the Malaga University has the only in Spain Department of Tourism, Health and Welfare.
A firm commitment materialized in projects like SpainCare, which groups the five largest employers in the health and tourism sector: National Federation of Private Clinics, National Spa Association, Business Federation, Spanish Confederation of Hotels and Tourist Accommodation and Spanish Confederation of Travel Agencies presented its initiative within V InterEcoForum.
The use of minimally invasive methods allows the stay, average recovery in Spain is between five, and seven days during which patients and their companions can also, if necessary, enjoy the natural, culinary and scenic environment of the country. All this with a very competitive value for foreign patients.
Some advantages, quality of life and competitiveness in terms of quality and price are also the main attraction in positioning tourism education, both projects summer campus and training proposals for all levels, from primary to university centers internationally recognized and transferable semester credits with qualifications and mobility programs. Eduardo Romero Bruzon, Director of Secretariat of International Aulas and Cooperation of the University of Cadiz presented in InterEcoForum the work where they collaborate with Hispano-Russian International Forum. Meanwhile, Miriam Lopez Vice President for Internationalization of the University of Malaga did the same highlighting the various agreements that the University has already signed with Russian universities. A linguistic tourism makes the Malaga University one of the most sought among others by foreign students