There are many reasons you might expect travelers to visit Malaysia: one-of-a-kind wildlife, historic temples, the night markets of Kuala Lumpur and hidden beaches way off the tourist path. Malaysia is also being sought out by a new breed of travelers: medical tourists, who are choosing to travel for affordable healthcare. Consider this, a heart bypass costs $11,400 in Malaysia, compared to $144,000 in the U.S.
And that’s just the start of how medical tourism is growing. Learn more as Peter Greenberg Worldwide broadcasts from the Malaysian International Healthcare Travel Expo 2013 at the Sunway Convention Center in Kuala Lumpur.
Click here to listen to the show streaming live from 10 am until 1 pm ET on Saturday, November 2 2013.Have a travel question? Then ask Peter. Call 888-88-PETER (888-88-383), email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or tweet your questions to @petersgreenberg (include #askPeter).
Featured guests include:
Tan Sri Dr. Francis Yeoh, managing director of YTL group of companies, offers insight into how business and environmental conservation merge.
Jeremy Abbate, publishing director for Scientific American Worldview USA, shares the latest trends in medical tourism.
Leah O’Hearn, editor for Time Out Malaysia, discusses luxury eco-adventures, secret beaches and where to see animals native only to Malaysia.
Dr. Mary Wong Lai Lin, CEO at Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council, examines how Malaysia compares to Singapore in terms of medical care.
Josef Woodman, Founder/CEO of Healthy Travel Media and author of Patients Beyond Borders, updates Peter on the most popular procedures for medical tourism.
By Judith Retana for PeterGreenberg.com