In 2005, the Turkish Healthcare Travel Council (THTC) was established to strengthen health tourism activities and to unite the national efforts to bring more patients to Turkey from around the world. With 317 members, consisting of hospitals, clinics, thermal and medical SPA centers, hotels, assistant companies, and with 144 network offices in 85 different countries, the council has grown into the largest healthcare association both in Turkey and the world.
THTC has developed an exemplary corporate structure. In 2013 at Monte Carlo-Monaco, THTC initiated and served as a founding country for the Global Healthcare Travel Council, which promotes and provides healthcare services to world citizens. Through such endeavors, the Turkish Healthcare Travel Council has cemented its place as a global contender in the healthcare industry.