More great PR for the emerging Croatian health tourism industry as it features in The Economist on July 28, 2018.
Just as Croatia were unlikely finalists in the 2018 World Cup, at least to those who had not taken a closer look at the quality of the team, so too Croatia is over-performing on the world stage in other areas. And, it seems, that the world is starting to finally notice in one sector which has huge potential for development – health tourism.
It was only last week that TCN wrote an article Why Croatia Could Also Reach the Health Tourism World Cup Final, an extension of an earlier article on Why Zagreb and Croatia are Set to be the Next Health Tourism Hotspot.
But even I was a little surprised to find an article on the thriving global medical tourism business in The Economist today, which opens talking about the excellence of Croatian health tourism. The Croatian health tourism story continues…
“IN THE tiny Croatian town of Zabok patients arrive in their thousands each year from across Europe and the Middle East, seeking replacement hips or knees at the St Catherine hospital, which specialises in orthopaedic work. Some come for treatment they cannot get at home, others to escape long waiting-lists for public health care or high prices for private operations. Croatia is one of a number of treatment hotspots in the medical tourism industry.”