Lithuania at MITT 2012 - Russia’s leading and largest travel and medical tourism exhibition
This year on 21-24th of March a considerable number of Lithuanian health care service providers presented their services in one of the biggest tourism exhibition in the world - MITT, Moscow. In "Medical tourism" part other countries representatives were presented services of Lithuanian health care sector leaders: Vilnius University Hospital Santariškių Klinikos (VUH SK), Baltic American Clinic, Northway Health Centre, "General medicine practice" clinic, Kardiolita and Medical tourism company - Medholidays.

In exhibition Lithuanian health care institutions presented their unique services, such as health checks, orthopedic surgery, gynecological surgery, eye surgery, infertility treatment, childbirth, cardiac surgery, oncological treatment, organ transplantation.

Exhibition stand visitors, medical tourism professionals noticed that Lithuania is a highly competitive country in medical tourism market, characterized by very good quality and price ratio, convenient geographical position, high qualification of doctors, warm communication and attention, excellent Russian language speaking medical staff. Lithuania was recognized as a highly attractive medical tourism country for Russian citizens.

The day before the event in Baltrušaitis home in Moscow, in addition to tourism service presentation the medical tourism sector was presented. "Lithuania Medical tourism" association president Laimutis Paškevičius introduced Lithuania medical sector attractiveness to the Russian citizens and proved the need for services abroad, especially in Lithuania.

Lithuanian medical tourism representatives were able to make a lot of useful business contacts, discuss opportunities for cooperation, plan further development of medical tourism in Russia plans and actions.

Such events are particularly useful and effective for medical services export development and encouragement. Also helps to the develop of Lithuania and Lithuania's medicine image abroad. After these events Lithuania appeared in many tourism and medical tourism professionals services "maps" - the Lithuanian health care institutions services will be included in the sales of services proposals, among other countries. Russian Federation patients are accustomed and are willing to travel for treatment abroad; the need for health care in Lithuania is constantly growing so that these events have brought undeniable benefits to export of medical services.