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QC hailed as new health and wellness tourism capital

QC hailed as new health and wellness tourism capital

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Quezon City has been hailed as the country’s new Health and Wellness Tourism Capital, based on an ordinance signed by Mayor Herbert Bautista.

Authored by Councilor Kate Abigael Coseteng, City Ordinance 2799-2018 declared Quezon City as the country’s top destination in health and wellness.

The city’s medical and tourism stakeholders are tasked to develop a comprehensive plan that will highlight Quezon City as the medical tourism destination through programs and policies that are consistent with the City Tourism Development Plan.
 
The city government is mandated to promote medical hospital facilities offering high-quality medical services with a hospitable workforce and up-to-date facilities at a reasonable cost.

Coseteng chairperson of the Committee on Tourism Cultural Affairs and Heritage has stressed the number of hospitals and hotels in Quezon City which she maintained contributes to the growth of the medical tourism industry.

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A technical working group will formulate a development plan that is in accordance with the City Tourism Development Plan and subject to confirmation by the City Council through a resolution.
 
The plan may include programs on tax holiday and incentives for medical facilities and amenities improvement and acquisition of modern medical and wellness equipment.

The City Health Department and the QC Tourism Department will serve as the secretariat to facilitate and ensure the performance of the duties of the technical working group.


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