April 27, 2017

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“Health and Wellness Tourism in the Netherlands” now available at Fast Market Research

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New Consumer Goods research report from Euromonitor International is now available from Fast Market Research Health and wellness tourism was still very underdeveloped in the Netherlands in 2012 compared to neighboring countries such as Germany. Dutch tourism organizations and companies were not yet fully aware of the full potential of this segment. However, in 2012 […]

Ten Years On: One Person’s View of Where the Medical Tourism Industry Will be a Decade from Now

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by Richard Krasner In these uncertain times, it is difficult, if not impossible, to predict from one minute to the next, one day to the next, one month to the next, or one year to the next, how any industry will grow and what its future will look like. So to predict where one sees […]

Safeguards Needed to Protect Medical Tourists

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by Amy Miler, Penningtons Solicitors LLP Medical tourism is a growing industry with an estimated 50,000 Britons who went overseas last year for medical treatment. The reason for this seems to be down to the difference in cost, but medical tourism is not without its problems, and people can often end up in very difficult […]

DNV Receives Accreditation from the International Society for Quality in Healthcare

“Receiving the highly esteemed honor of ISQua accreditation demonstrates to ministries of health, hospitals, funders and key stakeholder groups that organizations receiving DNV’s international accreditation meet the highest international benchmarks for standards and are focused on continuous improvement,” says Karen Timmons, Global Business director for Healthcare in DNV. DNV’s International Hospital standard integrates a quality […]

Medical Tourism: Latin America is a Prime Destination

by John Benson The high cost of healthcare has created the lucrative phenomenon of medical tourism. An IPK International survey revealed roughly 3 percent of the world’s population travels to foreign countries for medical treatment, while Patients Beyond Borders, which publishes international medical travel guidebooks, reported the medical tourism industry is a $40 billion a […]

New Study Reveals Wellness Tourism a $439 Billion Market, Representing 1 in 7 Tourism Dollars

SRI International Report Released at 2013 Global Wellness Tourism Congress Shows Wellness-Focused Travel Will Reach $678.5 Billion by 2017-Nearly 50 Percent More Growth Than Global Tourism Overall A new study presented at the inaugural Global Wellness Tourism Congress (GWTC) found wellness tourism is a near half-trillion dollar market, representing 14 percent of total global tourism […]

Aquarius Announcement – Columbia University & Aquarius Capital Announce Nineteen (19) New Research Projects

Michael Frank and Donald Rusconi of Aquarius Capital to teach as professors at Columbia University in the Masters in Actuarial Science program. They will teach a course called “A Global Perspective on the Health Insurance Market” beginning in September 2013, similar to the two previous courses taught in 2012 and 2013. The program will be […]

Interview: ‘Patient-Centered’ Promises Missing In Endocrinology, Fueling Shortages, Wait Times

The promise of “patient-centered” healthcare, with a focus on rewarding outcomes, would seem to be good news for endocrinologists. But according to a leader in their community, the rhetoric of healthcare reform isn’t matching the reality. The results are shortages of endocrinologists and long wait times for patients. To confront epidemics of obesity and diabetes, […]

Two Team Up in Medical Tourism First

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Travelmole.com – A partnership between Courtyard by Marriott in Bali and its neighbor in Nusa Dua, the new Bali International Medical Centre (BIMC), is expected to see a sharp rise in medical tourists from the region and beyond. The 250-room Courtyard by Marriott – the brand’s 900th hotel worldwide – links a popular hotel brand […]

Wellness Spa Tourism in Thailand

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Pattayamail.com – Health tourism is generally broken down into two branches: medical tourism and wellness tourism. In either case, patients are traveling abroad for healthcare, generally, for cost savings, shorter wait times, and expertise that they cannot receive at home. It is a rapidly growing industry that some have estimated to be worth $40 billion […]

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