London Welcomes Malaysia - IMTJ Medical Travel Destination of the Year 2015

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Networking event for press and healthcare sector representatives at the King’s Fund in London on Thursday 17th September 6:00pm.

Malaysia has established itself as a leading destination for international patients and medical tourists, and provides a great example of how hospitals, clinics, doctors and government bodies can work together to build a strong brand in international healthcare and deliver a coordinated programme for inbound international patients.

At the International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ) Awards 2015 (, Malaysia was awarded "Medical Travel Destination of the Year 2015".

A press and networking reception to celebrate their success will be hosted by the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) ( at the King’s Fund, 11-13 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0AN from 6:00pm to 9.30pm on Thursday 17th September. Drinks and canapés will be served. MHTC will make a short presentation.

The event is a pre-cursor to Malaysia Night ( which takes place in Trafalgar Square on the evening of Friday 18th September.

Chairman of the IMTJ Awards judging panel and Managing Editor of IMTJ, Keith Pollard, says the awards celebrate the best providers in the industry and aim to encourage others to strive to match them:

“Medical travel is an exciting and growing global industry, with many providers delivering excellence in both medical care and customer service. The IMTJ Medical Travel Awards are the only independent awards to recognise those who are the best of the best - and hopefully to encourage others to emulate them. The judges wanted to reward innovation and excellence, highlight best practice and celebrate those who are leading the way in the industry and delivering successful outcomes for patients. Malaysia exemplifies the way the medical tourism industry should be run – professional, offering exceptional patient care and providing the best possible medical outcomes.”

To book a place at this event, email events(at)imtj(dot)com with your name and contact details.

For all media enquiries, and interviews with Keith Pollard of IMTJ or Sherene Azura Azli, CEO of MHTC, please contact events(at)imtj(dot)com or call 01442 817817.

Notes for editors:

About Malaysia Health Travel Commission

The Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council is an agency under the Ministry of Health Malaysia, tasked to raise Malaysia’s profile as an internationally-preferred healthcare destination of choice. It facilitates collaboration between key public and private stakeholders to drive the growth of the industry. It has been a remarkable success, being awarded IMTJ "Medical Travel Destination of the Year" in 2015.

Malaysia is unique in that the government supports the healthcare travel initiatives and offers hospitable end-to-end quality care from seeking treatment to receiving post-operative recovery. More details at: + 603 2726 8688 | callcentre(at)mhtc(dot)org(dot)my |

About IMTJ

The International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ) provides insight into the medical travel and medical tourism sector. IMTJ was established in 2007 in response to the increasing interest in medical travel and medical tourism. It embraces many of the themes that challenge healthcare providers across the world – insurance, accreditation, marketing and promotion, quality, patient safety, levels of care and experience in treating international patients.

IMTJ is independent of the associations and special interest groups that have come aboard the medical tourism bandwagon. Our aim is to create a central focus for information, resources and opinion on medical travel for those involved in the industry, anywhere in the world.

The internationalisation of healthcare through health tourism is at the heart of IMTJ. Patients are becoming healthcare consumers and in many countries, patient choice is being extended to surgery and treatment provided by international hospitals and clinics. By sharing expertise, knowledge, and views about the health travel industry, IMTJ can help to ensure that patient expectations are met, and that the industry maintains a high reputation.

The International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ) is owned and managed by Intuition Communication, a specialist publisher of consumer and business-to-business information on private healthcare and medical travel. The company also operates a consumer facing portal for medical tourism – Treatment Abroad.

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