Health tourism in Bulgaria has shown a recent growth
Anita Valentinova, source:tourism-novini.com, 24.08.2010
The number of foreigners who visit Bulgaria in order to take advantage of qualitative dental services has increased, reported Bulgarian Union of Dentists. Bulgarian newspaper Dnevnik daily has revealed that the only place where only dental services are offered is a complex with a hospital in the popular SPA resort St.Constantine and Elena. The company that owns the hospital has reported a recent growth of 22% compared to the same period last year. Official data include private visitors and organized groups who visit Bulgaria in order to benefit from dental services. The majority of patients in the hospital is from Germany-72%. The number of clients from Switzerland and Austria is 8% , and from UK 3%. A patient usually spends nearly 3200 EUR on their procedures; however, this sum is not a large one, because tourists tend to visit Bulgaria’s hospital in St.Constantine and Elena resort primarily for expensive and important dental services.
Many Greeks also visit Bulgaria in order to benefit from cheaper dental services. Patients from Greece usually choose dentists and hospitals Zlatograd, Petrich and Sandanski due to the close distance between these cities and the Greek border.