AMMAN 䨥 Global Healthcare Travel Forum (GHTF) that was held in Amman from 25-27 February 2017, witnessed the participation of over 650 participants from 41 countries. The forum witnessed signing several agreements between a number of medical institutions and service providers. Participants at the GHTF discussed several issues regarding the industry, including service quality, centres of excellence, accessibility, new medical tourism patterns and challenges facing the sector.
The Forum also endorsed the "Amman Declaration" that seeks to expand the scope of medical tourism sector in Jordan to eight internationally recognised segments. Known as the Health Travel 8 (HT8), the segments include traditional medical tourism, dental tourism, spa tourism, wellness tourism, sport tourism, culinary tourism, accessible tourism and assisted residential tourism, which serves visitors with diseases or disabilities.