Cluster for Health Tourism

Project information

Index: 1341R4
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Innovation, research and technology development
Location BULGARIA YUGOZAPADNA I YUZHNA TSENTRALNA BULGARIA Sofia Yugozapaden Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2011
End: n/a

Topic of the practice

Finding new promising sector/niche for smart specialisation

Good Practice Information

The main objective is to support the development of dental and medical tourism in the country. The cluster was funded by the Structural Funds for its institutional development and market positioning. The cluster integrates the services of health care providers, banks, insurers, travel agents, administrative structures, and is entirely export-oriented to the European and global markets.

Evidence of success

The cluster includes 12 dental clinics, 1 travel agent and 1 insurance company and serves patients from the EU and Russia. It is connected with the main touristic and leisure places in the country – historical monuments, spa resorts, adventurous routes and creates options for multipurpose, all-year-round use of resorts and touristic areas in the countryside.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Mr. Ventsislav Stoev

Cluster for Health Tourism

Annex completed on: 10-24-2014

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