Announcement: Revolutionizing Medical Tourism with Mastercard and MTA →

Revolutionizing Medical Tourism with Mastercard and MTA

Mastercard and MTA announced the launch of an innovative platform integrated with Mastercard’s payment capabilities, bringing unprecedented one-stop convenience, flexibility, and trust to the medical tourism sector.
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Become a Medical Tourism Association Member

Join the Medical Tourism Association and expand your reach to more than 1.2 million global healthcare seekers and over 500,000 business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-government (B2G) professionals. Become part of a leading global ecosystem dedicated to enhancing patient experience, quality, affordability, and transparency.
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Medical Tourism Patient Survey

The Medical Tourism Association, in collaboration with the International Healthcare Research Center, has gathered critical insights into why patients are increasingly choosing to travel for medical care. This comprehensive 31-page report sheds light on the decision-making process, motivations, and concerns of medical tourists, focusing on aspects like the search for superior medical expertise, trust in healthcare providers, cost-effectiveness, and the appeal of innovative treatments. These findings are crucial for healthcare providers looking to tailor their services to meet the evolving needs and expectations of patients globally, ensuring not only the highest standards of care but also building the essential trust and confidence that underpins the decision to seek medical treatment abroad.

Stats From the Report

97.2%
of medical tourists view ‘trust’ as a significant or paramount factor in their decisions.
63.3%
of respondents said accreditation influenced their decision to choose their provider.
57.7%
expressed concerns about international payments, showing the pivotal role of cost transparency and secure payment options in medical tourism.
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We Impact the
Private & Public Sectors

The Medical Tourism Association is a global non-profit association for the medical tourism and international patient industry. The MTA works with healthcare providers, governments, insurance companies, employers, and other buyers of healthcare – in their medical tourism, international patient, and healthcare initiatives – with a focus on providing access to transparent, high-quality healthcare.

Strategic Partner

Global Healthcare Accreditation is the official strategic partner of the Medical Tourism Association for training, accreditation and certification. Global Healthcare Accreditation® (GHA) is a recognized global authority in accreditation and certification with a specialized focus in workplace safety, health, and well-being as well as specializations in medical and wellness travel.

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New MTA Members

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The Medical Tourism Association® is a diverse international organization dedicated to the life cycle of healthcare and travel projects from inception to delivery. From the review of bench-marked results to the development of improvement mechanisms developed through proven customer experience techniques and measured outcomes, the Medical Tourism Association® is the dedicated partner for businesses seeking to establish a greater global presence in healthcare, wellness, and tourism industries.
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CONNECT. EDUCATE. PROMOTE.

We Impact the
Private & Public Sectors

The Medical Tourism Association is a global non-profit association for the medical tourism and international patient industry. The MTA works with healthcare providers, governments, insurance companies, employers, and other buyers of healthcare – in their medical tourism, international patient, and healthcare initiatives – with a focus on providing access to transparent, high-quality healthcare.

  • OUR MISSIONTo equip medical tourism and healthcare travel professionals with the tools they need to develop their business.
  • OUR EXPERIENCE12+ years of leading events and industry education have allowed us to change the world
  • OUR VISIONTo have a world with the highest standard of healthcare throughout

Become a Certified Medical Travel Professional Today!

Become a recognized expert in your field. With Global Healthcare Accreditations' Certified Medical Travel Professional certification, you can easily link with healthcare or hospitality providers seeking exceptional services for their medical travel clients.

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16 YEARS Inspiring Global Excellence

The Medical Tourism Association has been in business for more than 16 years now, working tireless to promote and expand the international patient industry. We’ve been fortunate enough to meet with engaging, intelligent people from every corner of the world, all of whom have one goal in mind – the continuous improvement of medical travel.

Demonstrate the Economic Impact of Medical Tourism in your Destination

The Medical Tourism Calculator (MTC) is an adaptable tool used by industry stakeholders to demonstrate the total economic impact of a medical travel program. It considers important factors like job creation and tax revenues, as well as the impact to hospitality and tourism, which are traditionally deemphasized in medical tourism forecasts.

✓ Provides data on the impact of healthcare tourism
✓ Provides the current economic impact of medical tourism in your region
✓ Provides a forecast of the total economic impact of medical travelers
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