Malaysia poised to attract 2 million medical tourists next year

Deputy Finance Minister Amiruddin Hamzah says 2 million medical tourists are expected to visit Malaysia next year, bringing in an expected RM2 billion in tourist receipts and contributing about RM8 billion to the GDP. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 31, 2019.

MALAYSIA’S healthcare and medical sector is expected to attract two million medical tourists next year, propped up by the Malaysia Year of Healthcare Travel 2020 (MyHT2020) campaign launched by the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC).

Deputy Finance Minister Amiruddin Hamzah said the campaign, in conjunction with the Visit Malaysia 2020 campaign, will be promoting the importance of physical and mental wellbeing by inviting everyone to seek health and wellness treatment while enjoying Malaysia’s tourism attractions.

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