The destination selection consisted of three criteria. First, we identified the most important one as identified in the popular press and the literature. Second, we conducted a global survey with 4,000 prospective medical tourism patients. and 394 members from the Medical Tourism Association (MTA) and asked respondents which countries are the most important one for Medical Tourism. Third, we also wanted to have certain regions covered to have a more balanced geographical distribution. The 2016 MTI considers 41 destinations from the Middle East, Asia, Americas, Africa, and Europe. It considers about 60% of the worlds population. The following countries have been considered in the MTI 2016.
Morocco, South Africa, Tunisia
China, India, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan
Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama
France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Poland, Russia, Spain, Turkey, UK
Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia
Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia
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