The Secretary of Tourism in the state, Eleazar Gamboa de la Parra, announced that Durango is promoted as a destination for medical tourism, health and welfare, given the positive impact for the country that only in 2018 left a spill of 23 billion dollars, according to the report of the Mexican Council of the Medical Tourism Industry AC (CMITM).
Gamboa de la Parra, together with the undersecretaries of Tourism, Elvira Silerio Díaz and Rafael Sarmiento Aguirre, as well as the president of the Medical Tourism Cluster of Durango, Jesús Herrera Pacheco, carried out the promotional tour in Los Angeles, California, where offered attractive packages with which it seeks to attract tourism in this area, as more and more people who do not hesitate to travel to another country to have surgery or medical examinations, feeding a medical tourism in full swing, as indicated by specialists in the ITB show in Berlin.
He said that the idea is to continue adding efforts to position the entity as a destination for medical tourism, and thereby cause significant economic benefits for the benefit of Durango, as indicated by the State Governor, José Rosas Aispuro Torres.
Durango is promoted as a destination also in the health sector combined with tourist attractions such as the Historic Center of the city, the Old West Promenade, the Ecotourism Centers, the Magical Towns of Mapimí and Nombre de Dios, and so on, declared the official state.
Eleazar Gamboa, highlighted the opportunity that represents for Durango that Mexico is positioned as the second most important country in medical tourism worldwide, after Thailand, which for the entity this field opens new opportunities for the development of the state since As indicated by Visa and Oxford Economics, this segment has generated 11 million travelers worldwide and with an annual growth trend of 25 percent.
Source: El Siglo
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