Germany’s Healthcare System is Ranked Fourth in the World

Date: 2015-09-17

• Domestic tourism was the major contributor to Germany’s tourism sector, with its expenditure valuing EUR224.5 billion (US$297.6 billion) in 2013, while inbound tourism expenditure totaled EUR40.6 billion (US$53.8 billion). As suggested by these figures, domestic tourist volumes were higher; there were 165.5 million tourists in 2013, compared to only 31.5 million international tourist arrivals in the same year.

• According to the German National Tourism Board (GNTB), Germany’s healthcare system is ranked fourth in the world. The country has 2,000 hospitals, which treat 18.5 million cases annually. The number of medical tourists to Germany increased from 172,341 in 2009 to 242,784 in 2013, rising at a CAGR of 8.95% during the review period. Timetric expects the number to continue to grow at a CAGR of 7.53% over the forecast period to reach 344,304 by 2018.

• Business tourism remains a major contributor to international arrivals in Germany. According to the GNTB, Germany is the second-most-popular business travel destination in Europe, with 12.6 million trips in 2013, followed by France with 5.0 million and the UK with 4.2 million. The business travel market increased by 0.6% in 2013, recording a market share of 26% of total trips (including domestic and international).

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