Malaysia’s Medical Tourism Back on Its Course
Health tourists are returning to Malaysia since our reopening of borders more than 6 months ago. Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) CEO Mohd Daud Mohd Arif is optimistic that medical tourism in the nation is on track for a continuous and sustainable growth, as strategically proposed for rollout over the next four to five years. He says that Malaysia Healthcare will drive key economic growth with contribution estimated at up to RM2 billion by 2025 with estimated spillover effects on air travel to accommodation, food and beverages, as well as leisure and entertainment activities. “For every ringgit spent on healthcare, an estimated three ringgit is spent on such ancillary services based on the pre-pandemic economic impact,” he added.