Turkey and Ukraine has always been in tight relations in terms of vocation options. During last two years Ukrainians visited Turkey multiple number of times and trips to Turkey are around of 72% of all leisure trips abroad. Due to the question, that Ukrainians have no need to receive visa to Turkey any more, the tourist flow to Turkey increased starting 2013 approximately about 18-20%.
Turkey is among the TOP countries for thermal tourism (travel or vacationing for health or fitness purposes) potential, as even Homer in his epic poems indicated Agamemnon Thermal Springs in Anatolia region. Afyon, Cesme, Pamukkalle with 17 geothermal springs, Bursa and other thermal resorts have unique potential to offer and ready to holist its clients.
As per the medical tourism (patient movement from county to country for medical care), Turkey is the second country after the U.S. in terms of number of JCI-accredited medical institutions, which gives the last vast opportunities for rapid grow. Due to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine of 2012 Ukrainians need to be treated and, unfortunately, in many medical cases – neo plasms, diseases of the nervous system, blood circulation system, diseases of respiratory organs and many others are of high demand from us.
I always strongly insist that nation has to care about themselves living healthy lifestyle, always pointing for preventive medicine as thermal and wellness tourism and in last cases medical tourism. I strongly believe that Turkey due to the high level of customer care, developed technologies in healthcare tourism, non-visa regime, great air transportation access to the country has all chances to play significant role in Ukrainian healthcare market.
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