Dental Tourism is an integral part of Medical Tourism. The rising number of quality dental clinics have made Kerala an ideal spot for Dental Tourism.
Kerala had already risen as a brand in Medical and Ayurvedic Tourism. You can get quality dental treatment for just 10% of the costs incurred, if done in Australia and Europe.
Dental Tourism registed a 30% growth in Kerala. In 2008 about 5000 dental patients visited Kerala, thereby giving crores of forex to Kerala.
The tourists stay in Homestays, in Resorts and Star Hotels. Quality dental clinics have sprung up as more and more dental tourists visit " Godís Own Country ".
Route canal treatment, dental implant crown, mona treatment and lamination are some of the treatments the tourists go in for.
Dr Raj Krishnan, ceo of Krishnanís Dental Clinic, says that Kerala is in for a quantum leap, as far as Medical Tourism is concerned. England, Germany, Austria, US and Switzerland are some of the countries the tourists come from. Dental tourists Peter Morgan and Elizabeth Harrison say that you get quality dental treatmenf for just ten per cent cost in Kerala and that is what had attracted them to this " Land of Coconuts" ! They are coming for the second time to Kerala !
Three airports which grace Kerala, Homestays, Resorts and Hotels - all these make the tourists journey easy and effortless. Ayurvedic treatment also can be had, as dental treatments do not require much drugs !
Those who work in this field are now trying to get the Accreditation from NABH.
Cruise Tourism is on the rise in Kerala, despite the global recession. Decorative Passenger Ship Touism or Cruise Tourism is on an upward curve in Kerala, as 36 cruise ships are visiting Kochi in 2009 fiscal ! 22000 foreign tourists and 10,000 ship workers will be touring Kochi !
March will see 11 cruise ships. Of which 4 has already reached the Queen of the Arabian Sea. Seven more, inlcuding the big cruise ships - Queen Mary II & Queen Victoria will be visiting Kochi. 12000 foreign tourists will be visiting this month alone. Six thousand sailors also. From Queen Mary II, 2600 foreign visitors and 1300 crew members are expected. This Queen of the Sea will be reaching Kochi on Wednesday and will be in Kochi for one day