Health and Wellness

Health tourism is thriving in Europe, Asia and the Pacific Region. Canada and the United States are also now focusing on the advantages of including health tourism options in their health services offerings. The Caribbean, though ideally suited to service the North American market given its geographic proximity, direct flights, common language and its sun, sand and sea which all contribute to the region’s attractiveness as a primary destination for health tourism, is a late comer to the global health and wellness industry.

Road Map for the Industry

In 2007 the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) assumed a leadership role in the preparation of a Road Map for the industry and in hosting a Strategic Planning Meeting for key regional stakeholders in the public and private sectors.

To download a copy of the Road Map click on the link below:

CARIBBEAN EXPORT DEVELOPMENT AGENCY. Review of the Caribbean Health and Wellness Industry, 2007

Health and Wellness Tourism – Canada

The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export and Trade Facilitation Office Canada (TFO Canada) are collaborating on a Health and Wellness Tourism Project whose primary objective is the strategic development of the sector.

The first phase of the project saw the hosting of an “Exporting Services to Canada Seminar and Health and Wellness Tourism Strategy Session” in Barbados from March 31- April 2, 2008, attended by participants from 13 CARIFORUM countries and international experts from Canada, Malaysia, the UK and Cuba. The second phase of the project will see an inward mission of Canadian businesses on a familiarization visit to selected countries.

To download the proceedings of the Exporting Services to Canada Seminar and Health and Wellness Tourism Strategy Session follow the links below:

Final Report


Participants List

Profiles of Presenters


Minister’s Speech

Media Clippings

Information Sources

Caribbean Export

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