Daegu Medical Tourism Is Growing
MERS outbreak has caused tourism to drop drastically. However, chinese medical tourists have been visiting Daegu consistently since June.
According to Daegu metropolitan government, about 2,600 chinese medical tourists visited Daegu and received medical treatment like medical check-up, dental treatment and treatment of skin. Even about 530 chinese visited to Daegu after MERS outbreak.
One tourist said that “Through AinA, I knew about Daegu, and received treatment of skin with my daughter. Though there were some people who canceled to visit Korea, I believed Daegu metropolitan government would plan MERS prevention measures. I appreciate the government, and want to visit Daegu again.”
To normalize medical tourism, Daegu metropolitan government distributed leaflets about MERS prevention, and placed masks and liquid hand cleaner in tour buses.
We are facing dire economic circumstances, nevertheless medical tourism is a big and fast-growing business. Outstanding service and active publicity will make Daegu jump up be a leading medical city in the world.