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Tunisia Transforming Into Health Tourism Destination

Tunisia is becoming an attractive health tourism destination, as more towns and resorts gradually transform into prominent therapy centers.  The country is drawing more people around the world seeking relaxation, treatment, or plastic surgery.  The government has made the export of health services a major goal by 2016 and is looking to put Tunisia on the world’s health tourism map. 

Health facilities have been marketing themselves as health tourism destinations in recent years, and Tunisia now ranks second after France in mineral spring water treatment, and second after African nations for sea water treatment.  It is estimated that about 250,000 health tourists visited Tunisia in 2009.  According to Ministry of Tourism Statistics, 150,000 people visited Tunisia for treatment and relaxation in 2008, up from 111,000 in 2007, and only 42,000 visitors in 2003.  About 3,000 British nationals come each year for surgery including organ transplants, kidney and heart conditions, plastic surgery, vision correction and cornea transplants.
 

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