Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam has great potential in the development of medical tourism because it has a lot of mineral hot springs and mud, and has many areas with mild climate, heard a webinar looking for ways to expand medical tourism in the country on October 6.
Vietnam’s National Tourism Administration Deputy Chief Nguyen Thi Thanh Huong said the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, environmental pollution and increasing disease are all leading to an increase in demand for health care and Medical tourism.
Many experts predict that tourists will make long trips not only for sightseeing, but also to access medical care to improve their health.
Therefore, Huong said that the development of this type of tourism will help diversify Vietnam’s tourism products, extend the stay of tourists and increase their spending.
Experts said that in Vietnam, the exploitation of resources to develop health tourism has had some success. However, these successes have not yet reached their potential, as most medical tourism service establishments are still small, with limited human resources.
Vietnam has not well exploited its rich system of medicinal plants and well-known traditional medicine to develop health tourism. /.