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Armenia tourism: This little country is making big strides

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- February 19, 2020 21:31

The small historic culture-rich Armenia, once part of the powerful USSR, is making strong inroads in the field of tourism. Armenia tourism is growing every year and continues to develop ... Read More

Etihad Airways to bring Saudi medical patients to Abu Dhabi

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 11, 2019 16:36

VPS Healthcare has chosen Etihad Airways as its preferred air transport provider for patients traveling from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Abu Dhabi for medical treatment. Etihad will provide ... Read More

Etihad Airways promotes Abu Dhabi medical tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 29, 2019 16:42

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi have signed an agreement – the first of its kind in the region between an airline and ... Read More

Puerto Rico Tourism hungry for good news: Today best news in 8 years

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 5, 2019 08:12

Puerto Rico is hungry for good news after the island's tourism industry came to an all-time low after a devastating hurricane hit. Today at the IPW 2019 in Anaheim, Discover ... Read More

ILTM: Three consumer archetypes driving wellness and luxury travel in Asia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 20:05

At the forefront of luxury travel trends, International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) Asia Pacific opened in Singapore. To mark the occasion, ILTM released its latest research identifying three consumer archetypes ... Read More

Frankfurt’s diverse tourism portfolio beckons Gulf visitors ahead of summer season

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 16:15

Frankfurt, the second most frequented city in Germany by GCC tourists, is promoting its myriad of tourist attractions, shopping facilities, cultural festivals and medical clinics to attract holidaymakers from the ... Read More

Russia prepares for OTDYKH International Travel Market and UNWTO General Assembly

editor editor- April 4, 2019 21:51

Two landmark events in the Russian travel industry – which take place this September – mark not only an important development in Russian travel but also a fantastic opportunity for ... Read More

Why does Nigeria’s Health Minister say no to Medical Tourism?

editor editor- March 27, 2019 02:05

Nigeria Minister of Health Isaac Adewole has challenged physicians in the country to live up to their professional calling and find ways to discourage medical tourism in the country. The ... Read More

Europeans travel to GCC in record numbers: 29% increase by 2023 expected

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 13, 2019 09:13

Arrivals from Europe to the GCC will increase 29% over the period 2018 to 2023, driven by new and direct flight routes, a growing number of millennial and middle-class travellers ... Read More

CTO provides more opportunities for Caribbean nationals pursuing careers in tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 25, 2019 15:23

In an effort to provide more opportunities for Caribbean nationals pursuing higher education and careers in the tourism industry, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Scholarship Foundation has enhanced and expanded ... Read More

Foreign medical tourists flock to Russia for low-cost treatment

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 11, 2019 16:40

The number of foreigners coming to Russia for medical treatment is growing exponentially, rising by 40 percent last year, according to Medsi, one of the biggest networks of private clinics ... Read More

Myanmar-India Business Summit indicates tourism cooperation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 15, 2019 06:57

There are growing links between India and Myanmar in tourism. Visiting Consul General of India Mr Nandan Singh Bhaisora ppointed out the growing ties, trade and business links between the ... Read More

Global travel retail market: Strategies and forecasts

editor editor- January 8, 2019 21:05

The global travel retail market was at US$ 63.59 billion in 2017 growing with a CAGR of 8.1% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2026. Read More

Seychelles offers tourism for all – but needs to say it as we start 2019

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- December 31, 2018 05:22

Seychelles has a diverse tourism product which makes its strength and which has guaranteed its success. Seychelles offers tourism for all. Visiting journalists to the islands continue to raise this ... Read More

UNWTO and European Travel commission on Health Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 27, 2018 11:30

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), together with the European Travel Commission (ETC) launched a new report on health tourism. Part of their joint research programme, the study is the first attempt ... Read More

Dubai aims to become top destination for health tourism in the Middle East

editor editor- May 21, 2013 08:47

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. Read More

Western travelers getting comfortable with “foreign doctors”

editor editor- March 22, 2013 09:19

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

Medical tourism causes economic drain say Nigerian officials

editor editor- March 13, 2013 03:37

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 Read More

International medical tourism event to be held in Costa Rica

editor editor- March 12, 2013 08:50

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. Read More

Thai government urged to support cosmetic surgery tourist packages

editor editor- February 22, 2013 10:21

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 ... Read More

Kolkata becoming medical tourim hub

editor editor- September 10, 2012 02:52

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. Read More

East African countries rank highest in medical tourism to India

editor editor- September 5, 2012 07:44

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 ... Read More

Chinese tourists flock to South Korea for “celebrity looks”

editor editor- April 16, 2012 06:25

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. Read More

Paving the way for Seychelles medical tourism

editor editor- April 13, 2012 00:48

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

Dubai aims to become regional and global hub for health tourism

editor editor- April 2, 2012 06:27

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 ... Read More

Thailand strengthens its appeal as a spa and medical tourism destination

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 2, 2012 14:13

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

Indian health tourism runs into visa wall

editor editor- February 7, 2012 08:13

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

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

editor editor- January 11, 2012 06:34

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 ... Read More

Voting for Dead Sea as New 7 Wonders of Nature begins

editor editor- August 18, 2011 05:41

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

Malaysia’s hidden jewel: healthcare

editor editor- August 9, 2011 07:29

(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 ... Read More

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

editor editor- July 23, 2011 04:01

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 ... Read More

Barbados world-class hospital to serve global medical tourism market

editor editor- July 7, 2011 06:59

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

Costa Rica to host global medical tourism conference

editor editor- April 26, 2011 06:44

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 Read More

Indian medical tourism fighting the superbug

editor editor- April 18, 2011 05:08

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. Read More

Turkey emerges as popular medical tourism destination

editor editor- April 5, 2011 06:58

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. Read More