Baja California promotes new Medical Tourism segment

In 2018, Baja California received 1.3 million tourists who arrived in search of medical attention; Hotels registered high occupancy.

According to data from the State Tourism Secretariat, in 2018, Baja California received 1.3 million patients who sought medical attention and spent at least one night in the state. In total, the sector reported the arrival of 1.5 million companions and an economic spill of one billion dollars.

Given the good progress of the tourism segment, an excellent business opportunity has emerged for the hotel industry. In this regard, César Araiza, president of the Mexican Association of Hotels and Motels of Mexicali, explained that hoteliers in the city have sought to adapt the facilities to receive patients, since 10% of visitors are Medical Tourists.

One of these projects is New City Medical Plaza under construction a few meters from the San Ysidro port, in Tijuana. The medical complex will have 20 thousand square meters of offices, eight operating amphitheaters and a business center, as well as a business category hotel, which will have 30 rooms (out of a total of 154) equipped for surgical recovery.

It should be noted that the construction of a hotel in Valle de Guadalupe is planned for the year 2020, , which will be entirely oriented to medical and wellness tourism. For its development, it foresees an investment of 10 million dollars to have a capacity to host 100 people, according to Forbes.com

Source: Forbes.com

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