Medical tourism is becoming a popular trend because of lower costs, shorter waiting lists and the chance to spend recovery periods in an exotic location.
A survey conducted by travel.com.au has found that 32 per cent of Australian women would travel overseas for a medical procedure.
The Travel Trends study conducted in June this year shows that medical tourism is becoming a popular trend with nearly a third of all respondents saying that they would consider travelling overseas for medical procedures because of lower costs, shorter waiting lists and the chance to spend recovery periods in an exotic location.
Travel.com.au general manager Lisa Ferrari said that the trend will continue to grow as more countries continue offer themselves as medical tourism destinations.
"Thailand, India, Malaysia, Philippines and South Africa are popular destinations of choice for Australian's seeking a medical procedure," Ms Ferrari said.
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