Jamaica is a Caribbean island nation with a little over 2.8 Million people living in it. Tourism, agriculture and mining are its main industries, thanks to its tropical weather and its lush topography of mountains, rainforests and reef-lined beaches. With an economy struggling to grow, unemployment rate well in the 2 digits and a fight to control its deficit, this nation is open to bringing as much money as they can, which creates a huge opportunity for medical tourism.
This destination scores decently in the three most important factors of the Medical Tourism Index, due to its aggressive approach towards the industry as a money generator for the island and the government’s coffers. Actually, they are in 9th place on its medical tourism industry factor, which includes health care costs, attractiveness of the destination and technology, making it its competitive advantage.