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An Irish team of tourism officials and tour organizers are on a tour of Iran to get more familiar with the tourism potential in the country, especially in the field of medical tourism.
Iran attracted some 600,000 medical tourists during the first four months of the current Iranian year (March 21–July 22), equaling the total number of visitors who travelled to Iran for healthcare services during the whole past year, a senior official says.
The low cost of organ transplantation in Iran and the trust foreign patients have in Iranian medical services have turned Iran into the top country in the West Asia and North Africa in the transplantation of the brain-dead's organs.
Young Icelandic music producer, Ólafur Arnalds, who recently gave live performances in Iran, has praised the country and its beauties in several tweets and Instagram posts.
The largest private hospital in western Iran is set to open by March 2018 with the aim of offering health services to Iranian and foreign medical tourists.
Iran’s revenues from medical tourism have seen a more than two-fold increase over the past 12 months, an Iranian official noted.
Iran intends to present its traditional medicine to the world by founding specialized health centres.
Iran’s Health Ministry says the country is a well-known medical tourism destination in the Middle East, but its great potentials have yet to be exploited.