Healthcare Tourism in Turkey: The Turkish Hairlines is Number OneMon, Nov 21, 2022 12:00 AM
Only in the first half of 2022, more than 500,000 people visit Turkey for hair transplantation. There are even presidents among the visitors, who prefer Turkey for healthcare tourism. Currently, Turkey became the hair transplantation center of the world because of both its affordable prices and technical capabilities.
Most healthcare workers even call Turkish Hairlines by referring to Turkish Airlines. As of this year, Turkey welcomed visitors from 165 different countries and the number of people preferring the country for healthcare tourism is increasing every passing year.
Experts Anticipate 1 Million Visitors Only for Hair Transplantation
There is no doubt that Turkey is one of the leading countries in the world in hair transplantation. In the past years, most of the patients were coming from Middle East countries. However, both the number of visitors and the number of countries have diversified significantly in recent years.
Recently, the media even claimed that the former French football player Zinedine Zidane visited Turkey for a hair transplant. Healthcare tourism, which is dominated by hair transplantation operations and cosmetic surgeries, is attracting more investment to the country.
The number of patients, who visit Turkey for the first time to have their operation and later decide to invest in real estate in Turkey is quite large too.
Emin Çakmak, Founding President of the Health Tourism Development Council, talked about the patients who came from abroad to have hair transplantation. He noted that the number of patients who visit Turkey for hair transplants exceeded 500,000 in the first half of 2022.
Moreover, he emphasized that if the trend will continue, the number of people who visit Turkey will exceed 1 million visitors at the end of the year. It is important to remind that Turkey was visited by 800,000 patients only for hair transplantation in 2021.
If projections will be true, Turkey will break multiple records. Besides welcoming the most visitors in a year, it will be the most preferred destination for healthcare tourism in the world again.
Patients Are Coming from 165 Countries
Currently, the average hair transplantation cost in Turkey is around $2,000. Patients visit the country with healthcare tourism tours and in groups. Most clinics offer packages for foreigners. These packages often include 3 or 5 days stay, VIP transfers as well as all clinical costs.
According to the statistics, most visitors do not leave Turkey after their 3-day stay. Instead, they prefer to stay more by covering their own expenses.
This is mainly because they want to make sure that everything is okay after their operation. In addition to this, they also want to visit other cities in Turkey and explore real estate investment opportunities. Our agency serves hundreds of visitors every week for this purpose.
Experts state that each patient also spends around $1,000 on average during their weeks. Considering all these, if anticipations will be true, Turkey will be making $3 billion from hair transplantation tourism only.
Currently, Turkey is preferred by patients from 165 countries. Some of these patients are even from Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, and Argentina. They are literally on the other side of the planet compared to the geographical location of Turkey.
It is also worth noting that even celebrities prefer Turkey not because of the cost but because of the quality of treatment. Besides celebrities, heads of state and ministers of other nations also prefer Turkey for better-quality treatment.
2023 Will Be the Year of Growth of Healthcare Tourism in Turkey
Experts and officials also state that 2023 will be the year of growth for healthcare tourism in Turkey. The healthcare sector in the country has achieved vertical growth and constantly renewing its infrastructure.
In addition to this, they constantly seek experienced employers. The industry is currently booming, and most clinics are even looking for foreign employees to meet their increasing needs. After the normalization of the pandemic, healthcare tourism in Turkey achieved significant growth. This growth trend continues rapidly as well.
An average of 2,000 hair transplant operations are performed every day in Turkey. Almost all of these are performed on foreign patients and each patient has at least one assistant appointed by the clinic. This, create a huge employment opportunity for many people, who are willing to work in the service industry as well.
It is obvious that both hair transplant and real estate markets in Turkey are the most notable markets to invest in. However, since the hair transplant sector requires special expertise, foreigners who would like to enjoy these investment opportunities in the country prefer to invest in real estate.
In this regard, our agency can help you to find your dream property. Whether you are looking for a holiday home for yourself or looking for a property with a high return on an investment opportunity, we can provide you with what you are looking for.
Hair Transplant Patients Stay and Invest in Turkey
These years, Turkey is quite profitable because of its low costs and quickly developing economy. Many foreigners enjoy their national currency as leverage to make huge investments in the country, especially in the real estate market.
Turkey has been the leading city in Europe in the increase in rental and real estate prices for the last three years. Many foreigners who have invested in the country about five years ago already multiplied their investments by two. However, if you are considering making investments in Turkey, you are not late.
In fact, according to the experts, these years are the best years to invest in Turkey, especially in the healthcare sector or real estate market. The number of healthcare tourism patients visiting the country and then making the decision to move to Turkey is quite high.
All these affect the real estate market prices and provide a great opportunity for investors. In addition to this, the war between Ukraine and Russia also significantly increased the real estate prices in the country. The prices are constantly increasing, and it is anticipated that this trend will continue for at least a decade.
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