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Discussion groups

The ‘German Network - Health Tourism Destinations’ dialogue group will hold regular meetings to facilitate the exchange of experiences in this special niche market, discuss potential and challenges and find a common voice nationwide.
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Discussion group - German Network Health Tourism Destinations

In 2021, Mariam Asefi founded the ‘German Network Health Tourism Destinations’ discussion group at the university, in which nationwide representatives of destinations for the marketing of health tourism in Germany participate.

This closes the interface between the working group of clinics and the nationwide tourism organisations. 

  • March 9th of 2023: KickOff meeting" GERMAN NETWORK HEALTH TOURISM DESTINATION" at the ITB (hosted by visitBerlin). 

    Kick-Off „German Network – Health Tourism Destinations”

    Initiated by the medical tourism research department of the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences under the direction of Mariam Asefi, a kick-off event for networking German destinations in the field of medical and health tourism took place at the visitBerlin stand on 9 March.  A foundation stone was laid for future close cooperation between German destinations active and interested in medical tourism. Participants included the DMUs of Cologne, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Brandenburg and Berlin.

  • October 13th of 2023: Discussion group 2.0" GERMAN NETWORK - HEALTH TOURISM DESTINATION"  (online).

  • March 6th of 2024: Discussion group 3.0 " GERMAN NETWORK HEALTH TOURISM DESTINATION" at the ITB


Mariam Asefi Profilbild (DE)

Mariam Asefi

Head of Research Medical Tourism


Sankt Augustin


E 110


Grantham Allee 20

53757, Sankt Augustin


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