Malaysian Airlines is partnering up with local hospitals to promote medical tourism in Malaysia. The Airline expects to carry 200,000 passengers to Malaysia next year who are travelling for medical reasons. According to Dr Amin Khan of MAS, most of these medical tourists are arriving from within Asia to take advantage of affordable private healthcare. He said; “Medical tourists come from Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam and Bangladesh and the number is expected to increase by 16% year on year over the next three years. It is essential that we partner with local hospitals to take advantage of this growing trend.”To do so, the airline is collaborating with healthcare providers and brokers to offer medical packages to travellers. According to the International Medical Travel Journal, initial packages focus on medical screening but this will expand to other services if there is demand.