Medical Tourism: The Next Frontier in Jamaican Hospitality


Renee Marie Stephano

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Renee Marie Stephano, Founder and President of the Medical Tourism Association shared her perspectives at the “Managing Jamaica’s Economic Future” session at JAMPRO’s Jamaica Investment Forum 2015.

Medical Tourism, which represents an approximately US$100 billion market, is expected to become one of Jamaica’s leading areas for international investment as demand increases in developed countries. The expansion of this industry will form a critical part of Jamaica’s strategy for economic growth.

Ms. Stephano has committed to working with JAMPRO to improve service development in Medical Tourism Sectors in Jamaica. She congratulated the agency for developing the Health and Wellness Tourism Strategy, which supported Jamaica’s rank as the 2nd most attractive destination for Medical Tourism by the Medical Tourism Index in 2014.


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