Hospals has changed its name to HealthTrip and its logo to establish itself as the world’s largest health travel platform, enabling customers to find the best medical, dental, wellness and cosmetic treatments around the world, book appointments, flights, hotels, tours and get interpreters, loans and insurance, all in one seamless experience. The startup has already partnered with 150 hospitals and clinics in India, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Southeast Asia.
The health technology was co-founded by Danish, Obaid and Suneel Kapur in 2020. Suneel previously worked as group sales manager for Fortis Hospitals and marketing director at Radiant Group, which recently acquired Max Healthcare.
Commenting on the rebranding, the Dane, CEO of HealthTrip, said: “Hospals’ vision was to help people on their medical treatment journey, as a buddy or friend in hospitals. However, people do not only travel for medical treatments, but also for Ayurvedic, cosmetic, dental and wellness treatments. With strong growth in these segments post-covid, it was a natural progression for us to move from helping users find hospitals, to more holistic health discovery.”
The startup had recently raised pre-Series A investments from Inflection Point Ventures, 9unicorns, Wavemaker and prominent angels like Kunal Shah, Deepinder Goyal and others. With medical treatments seeing 20% inflation in the Western world and flight prices down 60%, HealthTrip will benefit from a rapidly growing global trend where people are traveling abroad and saving significantly on medical expenses. For example, an Australian traveling to Thailand, getting a root canal there, visiting its beautiful islands and flying back, will spend the same amount or less than the cost of a root canal in Australia.