TIJUANA – The border cities of Tijuana and Mexicali have positioned themselves as a worldwide reference for the medical tourism industry for being large recipients of tourists seeking medical and wellness services, said Pedro Delgado Beltrán, director of Hospitality of Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) Mexico.
The manager commented that these cities, being neighboring regions of the United States, have competitive advantage conditions that generate mutual benefits and business opportunities.
“Tijuana and Mexicali are the cities that capture the largest volume of medical tourism in the entity, and it is fair to point out that in the town of Los Algodones there are more than 350 dental offices that offer service to patients from Arizona and California,” said Delgado Beltrán.
According to official figures, Tijuana has become the main recipient of medical tourism in the country, because in 2018 alone 1.7 million patients and companions were received, while the 2.8 million received by the state come mostly from California, Arizona, and Canada.
The Ministry of Tourism of Baja California estimated that in 2018 the health tourism in the entity grew between 10% and 12%, compared to 2017, and will continue this trend in the coming years.
Source: Centro Urbano