International Health Tourism Forum – Moldova 2023 – The IHTForum 2023 is being organized in Moldova by the Moldovan Association for Medical Tourism, under the aegis of the Global Healthcare Travel Council (GHTC). Moldovan Association is also the Deputy Chairman of the forum of National Councils in the Healthcare Travel industry.
The organization in Moldova of such an event is a flagship opportunity to put Moldova on the map for medical tourism, to flag opportunities for investing in Moldovan talents, both in medicine, in technologies, tourism facilities and services, as well as in education. Moldovan earnings in the currency balance (BNM) indicates a steady growth of medical tourism revenues up to $30million and is projected to reach $50 million by 2030, whereas the medical education is also another source of revenues for Moldova HORECA, as well as for the Universities.
With Senior Executives of some of the world’s leading Healthcare Travel Councils and Associations as its Members, GHTC has a unique mandate and overview on all matters related to Healthcare Travel. GHTC works to raise awareness of Healthcare Travel as one of the world’s largest industries, supporting 100 million jobs and generating 12 per cent of world GDP. GHTC advocates partnership between the public and private sectors, delivering results that match the needs of economies, local and regional authorities and local communities with those of business. Through its unwavering commitment to excellence, the GHTC plays a pivotal role in facilitating collaboration, fostering innovation, and promoting best practices across borders. As a driving force behind the convergence of healthcare providers, industry experts, and policymakers, the council serves as an invaluable platform for the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and expertise. Its significance lies not only in catalyzing the growth of the healthcare travel sector but also in its role as an advocate for patient-centric care, stringent ethical standards, and cutting-edge advancements.
Moldova is able to harness on these opportunities and form partnerships among medicine services, tourism, tech sectors.