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Travel Health Journal

2012 IAMAT Survey Results

Earlier this year, we asked you about your travel destinations and travel health needs so that we can serve you better. Below are some of the result highlights from the 2012 IAMAT Survey based on 1517 responses.

Congratulations to survey respondents, Letty Ann Macdonald of Barboursville, Dave Smith of Sacramento, and Judy Stralka of Mill Valley, who won gift certificates from Mountain Equipment Co-op, Magellan’s, and TravelSmith!

Top Travel Destinations

In the last three years members travelled to the following geographical regions…

Top 5 travel health concerns of IAMAT members

  1. Immunization needs and requirements
  2. Infectious diseases
  3. Food and water safety abroad
  4. Access to doctors who speak your language
  5. How to travel well with chronic illnesses

55% would like more advice on how to navigate travel medical insurance

IAMAT Doctors

In the last 3 years, members needed to consult an IAMAT doctor for…

  1. Acute conditions like fractures, burns, allergies…
  2. Gastrointestinal illnesses
  3. Prescription refills

Places where members visited an IAMAT doctor in the last 3 years

Overall satisfaction with medical care provided by IAMAT doctors 85%


Top reasons why travellers join IAMAT:

Our travel health advice and access to reputable doctors abroad

You’ve been an IAMAT member since…

You heard about us primarily through

  • Word of mouth
  • Internet search
  • Healthcare professional