Antigua and Barbuda: wellness, not medical tourism

The Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) has promised to promote health services, medical schools and wellness for tourism in their manifesto for the January general elections. 

The ABLP has won the general elections in the twin-island nation and will be ruling the country for the next five years.

The aim is a ‘next level of progress’ in the provision of tourism services with medical education, medical services and wellness.

In the next level tourism development, the ABLP administration will promote Antigua and Barbuda  for wellness tourism. It will not promote medical tourism services, such as those offered by the Antigua Stem Cell Medical Center. Hotels will be encouraged to build spas and clinics for wellness treatment.

The ABLP promises to actively promote these three facets of tourism to attract more visitors, and to expand the related spend in the Antigua and Barbuda market, with the aim of creating more jobs, income, and the expansion of existing service providers.