IMTJ Medical Travel Awards 2017


The IMTJ Medical Travel Awards 2017 celebrate outstanding achievement in the medical travel, medical tourism and health tourism industry worldwide.

The Awards will take place in Opatija in conjunction with the IMTJ Medical Travel Summit 2017 which is a high level event taking place from 24 April 2017. The Awards will be presented to the winners at a gala dinner hosted by IMTJ in this historic and charming town.


Award categories

The IMTJ Awards recognise the contributions made to the medical tourism industry by all those nominated. They are open to any organisation or individuals involved in medical travel and tourism in any part of the world. Award categories include:

Healthcare providers and agencies

  • International hospital of the year
  • International specialist patient centre of the year (e.g. orthopaedic, heart, spine, liver)
  • International dental clinic of the year
  • International cosmetic surgery clinic of the year
  • International fertility clinic of the year
  • International dialysis clinic of the year
  • International cancer centre of the year
  • International stem cell treatment centre of the year
  • International hair clinic of the year
  • International eye clinic of the year
  • International thermal medical bath of the year
  • International medical spa of the year
  • International medical tourism hotel of the year
  • Medical travel agency of the year


  • Best medical travel web site
  • Best marketing initiative

Quality and service

  • Best quality initiative
  • Excellence in customer service


  • Best use of technology in medical tourism

Overall achievement

  • Health and medical tourism: Destination of the year
  • Health and medical tourism cluster of the year
  • Sanjiv Malik Lifetime Award (individual)

How to enter:

  1. Prepare a document outlining why you should be considered for an award
  2. Complete the online entry form
  3. Upload your submission
  4. Submit your completed entry
  5. Pay the entry fee


The IMTJ Medical Travel Awards will take place on 26 April 2017 at the Design Hotel Royal in Opataji, Croatia. The new 4* star luxury hotel features spacious banquet halls where the gala dinner will be hosted. The hotel features fantastic views of Kvarner Bay and is located right next to Opatija's Lungomare coastal promenade. 

Host destination

IMTJ are delighted to be working with the Kvarner Health Tourism Cluster to deliver a successful event in the beautiful town of Opatija, on the Adriatic coast. The Opatija Riviera, with its unique charm and stunning natural surroundings, has been enticing visitors from all over the world for more than a century.

Event details:

Event: IMTJ Medical Travel Awards 2017

Date: 26/04/2017

Venue: Design Hotel Royal, Opatija, Croatia


Event Director: Sarah Ward

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +44 (0)1442 817817



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