"Using the advantages of traditional Chinese medicine to carry out medical tourism and comply with the healthy China strategy is of great significance to comprehensively enhance China's position in the global modern service trade and promote the development of the health industry." Zhang Fenglou, chairman of the China Health Care Association, in the 2016 World Medical Tourism and At the opening ceremony of the Global Health Conference, Chinese medicine tourism ushered in new development opportunities. The 2016 World Medical Tourism and Global Health Conference, co-sponsored by the Hainan Provincial Government and the World Tourism Association, was held in Hainan from June 28th to 30th.
Industry experts from more than 20 countries gathered in Boao to explore new ideas for innovation and development of international medical tourism, and to develop medical health and tourism industries. The conference will actively promote the international medical service and health and wellness tourism industry experience and resource cooperation, and actively promote China's international medical tourism, Chinese medicine internationalization, health care services, hospitals and medical services international investment and other cross-border service trade pilots .
The meeting was supported by the National Health and Family Planning Commission, the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the National Tourism Administration. In addition to the theme conference, the conference also set up 10 sub-forums on the international cooperation and development forum of Chinese medicine health tourism service industry, factors affecting the development of China's outbound medical tourism, telemedicine and health service innovation according to industry hotspots.
Lu Junhua, deputy governor of Hainan Province, and Jonathan Edelheit, CEO of the World Medical Tourism Association, attended the meeting.