While most travellers try to stay out of hospital when on holiday, these destinations are luring tourists with their bedside manner
From the balloon-filled skies of Cappadocia to the historic cities of Izmir and Istanbul, Turkey is the crossroads of East and West and a fierce contender among the world’s medical tourism rankings. With practically zero waiting times and low-cost treatments across a range of specialities including transplantation, genetic testing and neurosurgery, the country’s national carrier (turkishairlines.com) offers discounts to those flying in for medical reasons. Despite unrest, Turkey continues to attract health-seeking tourists who also enjoy complementary offerings at the country’s natural thermal spa resorts and mud baths.
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