Turkey, the world’s 6th most popular tourist destination attracting 40 million visitors, now aims to take an active role in global health tourism by participating in this growing phenomenon.
Turkish Airlines will provide support to Turkey’s public and private sector organizations that provide important components in the health tourism sector. It is a market that has shown significant growth and will become a significant contributor to the nation’s GDP.
Turkish Airlines Health Tourism
Turkish Airlines management signing ceremony of health tourism in Turkey
With one of the most comprehensive route networks, Turkish Airlines has the ability to bring passengers from numerous points around the World to Turkey for medical and health reasons in order to support the promotion of health tourism in Turkey.
In this context, the passengers visiting Turkey for treatment who travel on Turkish Airlines will be eligible for a 50% transportation rebate following submission of required documents* to the local Turkish Airlines Office in their city of origin.
Thanks to this program, guests who choose Turkey for health tourism purposes will have the opportunity to benefit from not only the internationally accredited medical facilities and staff but will also have the beauty and tranquility of Turkey as a site for recuperation.
* International patient’s passport sample, Electronic ticket of international patient, Entry registration example of the health institution and Treatment bill’ sample.
About Turkish Airlines:
Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline today with a fleet of 277 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 274 destinations worldwide with 226 international and 48 domestic. According to Skytrax survey of 2014, Turkish Airlines was chosen “Europe’s Best Airline” for the fourth and “Best Airline in Southern Europe” for the sixth consecutive time. Having won in 2010 the world’s “Best Economy Catering Service” and in 2013 the world’s “Best Business Catering Service” awards, Turkish Airlines was this year awarded the world’s “Best Business Catering Service” and “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” prizes in the Skytrax survey.
About Star Alliance:
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI and United. The integration of Avianca Brasil is currently in progress. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,500 daily flights to 1,321 airports in 193 countries.