San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 10, 2010
Health Travel Technologies (HTT), the medical travel technology firm whose proprietary platform powers leading North American medical tourism agencies including Health Travel Guides and Dental Travel, has signed an agreement with Boomers Abroad to provide a medical travel portal service for the popular Boomer's Abroad website.
Health Travel Technologies is a business-to-business provider of medical tourism solutions and services that enables health care provider networks to cost-effectively and scalably market, operate and manage international patient operations.
Boomers Abroad, a niche portal, online community and social network, was launched in 2009 to provide information, education, and alternatives to the millions of Americans and Canadians now living in, visiting, or planning to relocate to Latin America.
Approximately 7 million Americans and Canadians currently live abroad and that amount is expected to double in the next 10 years. Many of those are retirees looking for warmer weather and a lower cost of living, something Latin America delivers with ease.
Boomers Abroad CEO and Managing Director Luis Miranda says, "Having the medical travel element as part of our site is important not only for retirees that need to figure out how to locate quality health care options while living in another country, but also for those Americans and Canadians who can't afford or get the health care they need at home."
This sentiment is reflected in the numbers. According to the Medical Tourism Association, there continues to be a strong upward trend in the number of North Americans traveling abroad for healthcare. An estimated 1.5 million U.S. residents traveled for medical treatment in 2008. This number is expected to hit 6 million by the end of 2010.
Nishant Bagadia, Director of Strategy and Business Development for Health Travel Technologies says, "Boomers Abroad is a great new partner addition for Health Travel Technologies. They offer a very targeted community-based website where people wanting to live, work and play in Mexico and beyond go for very specific needs-and healthcare is very high on that list. They provide us with a database of 18,000 people in need of medical travel services--and we can provide them with dozens of options for credentialed, high quality healthcare in Latin America, comparable (and often times superior) to what they experience at home, at prices up to 75% less than they are used to paying. It's a win-win situation."
Luis Miranda says, "There are many good sites for information, but we think that there is no substitute for the real testimonials of those already living life in another country. Our community consists of leading industry experts who have journeyed ahead that share their personal experiences and knowledge in a great variety of areas, such as top destinations, community highlights, attractions, real estate, mortgages, using IRAs, finance and lending, healthcare and insurance. We are happy to add Health Travel Technologies to our stable of experts."