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Dubai aims to become top destination for health tourism in the...

Medical tourism has been brought to the fore with renewed optimism and a host of projects as announced by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) on Sunday.

Western travelers getting comfortable with “foreign doctors”

If you’re considering surgery and a vacation this year, you may want to combine the two.

Medical tourism causes economic drain say Nigerian officials

LAGOS, Nigeria (eTN) - The Director-General of the Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) Segun Runsewe, at the signing of partnership with the US-based Medical Tourism Association (MTA) in Be

International medical tourism event to be held in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is set to host the fourth edition of the Medical Travel International Business Summit 2013, from April 24-26 at Hotel Los Sueños Marriott, in Playa Herradura, Puntarenas.

Thai government urged to support cosmetic surgery tourist packages

The Medical Council and plastic surgeons yesterday urged the government to support their efforts to promote Thailand as a surgical hub of Asia, a move they believe could earn the Kingdom as much as Bt

Kolkata becoming medical tourim hub

KOLKATA, India - Kazi Mohammed Hasima, a 44-year-old businessman from Bangladesh’s Chittagong district, first visited Kolkata in 2005 for a health check-up.

East African countries rank highest in medical tourism to India

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — The East African countries rank the highest in medical tourism to India with hundreds of thousand patients traveling to India to seek medical treatment every year.

Chinese tourists flock to South Korea for “celebrity looks”

It was in the mid-2000s when South Korean plastic surgeon Joo Kwon noticed a trickle of Chinese women walking into his clinic, even though he hadn't advertised overseas.

Paving the way for Seychelles medical tourism

Minister Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles received Prof. Dr. S. M.

Dubai aims to become regional and global hub for health tourism

DUBAI — Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, on Sunday called for stronger public-private partnership to fast-track th

Thailand strengthens its appeal as a spa and medical tourism destination

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - Thailand continues to look at diversifying its tourism product to target a larger number of high-spending travelers for niche markets.

Indian health tourism runs into visa wall

NEW DELHI, India - If Bangalore seems tough to reach, Bangkok will beep on the hospital radar.

Hong Kong’s only travel fair to highlight Wellness and Medical Tourism

ITE & MICE, Hong Kong’s only travel fair, continues to highlight the theme of Wellness and Medical Tourism (WMT), which will next be held from June 14 to 17, 2012 at Halls 1A to 1E at the Hong Kong

Voting for Dead Sea as New 7 Wonders of Nature begins

The Dead Sea has been nominated to become one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, one of 28 finalists nominated for this title.

Malaysia’s hidden jewel: healthcare

(eTN) - As an expat living and working in Southeast Asia, there is no shortage of countries that can provide excellent top-quality healthcare at affordable prices, particularly when comparing the cost

More needs to be done to draw Chinese medical tourists to...

TAIPEI, Taiwan - The Department of Health is working with the health care industry to draw Chinese nationals to Taiwan for medical tourism, but stiff competition and cumbersome local restrictions are

Barbados world-class hospital to serve global medical tourism market

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - Invest Barbados today announced that a new world-class hospital will be built on the site of the former St.

Costa Rica to host global medical tourism conference

Costa Rica, known worldwide for its leadership in ecological preservation, sustainable development and eco-friendly tourism, will lead the world once again as it hosts the 2011 Medical Travel Internat

Indian medical tourism fighting the superbug

In India, medical tourism is a sunrise sector valued at more than $310 million. Currently, India receives more than 100,000 foreign patients a year.

Turkey emerges as popular medical tourism destination

Turkey has emerged as one of the most popular destinations in Europe for medical tourism. The country’s medical tourism industry has unprecedentedly grown during the past few years.

Taiwan: Medical tourism requires cooperation to succeed

Taiwanese tour operators are trying to involve more industries in an effort to promote medical tourism, with the latest trial drawing interest from a local airline, according to a local travel agency.

Taiwan hopes to attract Chinese medical tourists

Sunlight floods in through the large windows of Shin Kong Memorial Hospital's lobby.Just past the front doors, several ladies at the information desk are ready to answer visitors' questions.

Tanzania developing medical tourism

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (eTN) - From controversial wildlife hunting, land ownership conflicts, and the Maasai rights over pasture land, Loliondo division in northern Tanzania is likely to become the f

Two bloggers rewarded for excellence in Thailand Medical Tourism Blog Contest

Thailand’s first competition for medical-tourism bloggers, www.MedBlogContest.com , provided one dozen international finalists with an opportunity to witness firsthand the superior quality of treatm

Malaysia’s healthcare value and quality go hand in hand

Malaysia is best known as a prime tourism destination, with a palette of offerings from sandy beaches to jungle treks and home to a highly sophisticated and world-class capital, Kuala Lumpur, dominate

Developing medical tourism market from Russia

In the first quarter of 2010, the growth of tourist departures from Russia to Israel reached +71% (data by Russian Tourism Agency and Russian Statistics Agency).

Guyana secures $18 million loan to build tourist hospital

Guyana's president says his government has secured an $18 million line of credit from India to build a new hospital in the South American country.

Korean Tourism Organization chairman says South Korea is safe to visit

On the current situation between South and North Korea, Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) president Charm Lee assures that the tension would not escalate into a full-fledged war and did not reflect the

Medical tourism to turn into $100 billion trade by 2012

DUBAI, UAE - The medical tourism sector is growing exponentially all over the world and is set to become a USD 100 billion sector by 2012, a new report has said.