In the globalizing world, the importance of health tourism in the world has increased steadily due to the increasing cooperation of countries and freedom of travel, the quality development of healthcare services around the world,  individual and budgetary difficulties in health care financing.

Health tourism means individuals visiting a country other than their home country for healthcare purposes in order to receive preventive, curative, rehabilitative and health-promoting services. These visits provide the development of both the industry and the organizations in the countries visited.