Face Lift

Holidaymakers to Sri Lanka this winter will probably return home more relaxed and looking better than they did before their vacation – that is if they check in at the plush Apollo Colombo before sinking into their holiday. Holidaymakers to Sri Lanka this winter will probably return home more relaxed and looking better than they did before their vacation – that is if they check in at the plush Apollo Colombo before sinking into their holiday. Apollo Hospitals Colombo is already busy concocting a tourism package of cosmetic surgery and anti-aging therapy, at very attractive rates, for European visitors this winter.

“We are planning to make a product in time for the winter season,” says Dr. Rana Mehta, General Manager, Apollo Hospitals Colombo.

Apollo is trying to break into the booming global business of health tourism that is expanding by 20 percent every year.

Only last year 1.3 mn people came to five countries in close proximity of Sri Lanka to mix and match professional medical assistance with leisure.

These five countries – Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, India and Jordan – are the nucleolus of the US$ 40 bn global health tourism industry.

Singapore is already well on the way to becoming the Asia