|Dubai Medical Tourism Initiative Bolstered
GulfNews.com – The medical tourism initiative received a much-needed boost as government bodies, stakeholders, private healthcare representatives and global healthcare companies met under the same roof of Arab Health, which opened on January 28. According to healthcare officials, who spoke about the medical tourism initiative and its implementation, the sector generated $1.6 billion (Dh5.8 billion) for Dubai in 2012.
Taiwan Creates New Niche Market Through Medical Tourism
FocusTaiwan.tw – In the eastern county of Hualien, Taiwan, traditionally known better for its coastal scenery than medical services, 67 local medical institutions and travel operators recently joined hands to start offering high-end medical packages aimed at luring Chinese tourists.
Medical Tourism Initiative Strengthened
GulfNews.com – Participation in international medical exhibitions and seminars is being encouraged to promote Dubai as a medical tourism hub. With an aim to establish strong distribution networks for medical and wellness services, the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) and Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will work together.
Smile! There’s a New Trend in Medical Tourism
TravelAndLeisure.com – New evidence suggests dental tourism is skyrocketing, with a now estimated one million people traveling outside their home country for affordable dental treatments and enhancements. According to medical travel resource Patients Without Borders, most tooth tourists are from the US, with Europe a close second-with the majority seeking implants, crowns, root canals, and smile makeovers.
US$170m Medical Tourism Facility for St. James
Go-Jamaica.com – Investment promotions agency, JAMPRO, has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with American Global MD (AGMD) for the country’s first ‘five-star’ medical tourism facility valued at US$170 million.
DOT, DOH to Offer Medical Tourism
PhilStar.com – The Department of Tourism (DOT) and Department of Health (DoH) plan to come up with a program covering medical services the Philippines could offer to tourists as a way of encouraging more foreigners to visit the country, a cabinet official said.
First Total Hip Replacement Opens Doors To Untapped Medical Tourism
FPTCI.com – The first total hip replacement procedure performed in the Turks and Caicos Islands was a success that not only sets up the potential for further medical procedure advances, but also establishes the Turks and Caicos Islands as a premier location for medical tourism.
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