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India: a new portal for medical travel?

The Indian federal government has said it wants a new portal to promote India as a preferred medical travel destination. The National Health Authority...
Kuwait International Airport

Reducing Kuwait’s outbound medical travel

Kuwait has established a public-private-partnership healthcare system to service expatriates’ health needs.  The offer from Health Assurance Hospitals Company (DHAMAN) means two million expats...
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Cook Islands insurance covers treatment in New Zealand

Organisations based in the Cook Islands are now able to access a new premier medical insurance plan through global insurance broker WTW.  The plan...
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EU Cross-Border Healthcare: ‘challenges remain’

According to a report from the Commission of the European Union on patients’ rights under the Cross-Border Healthcare Directive, and its impact ten years...
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Thailand’s refocus on medical travel

Building on its good track record of handling the pandemic, Prime Minister, Prayuth Chan-o-cha, says Thailand will use it to promote the country’s medical...
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UK event promotes Turkey healthcare

The TRUST-LONDON Medical Travel Event on 21 June in London aims to connect medical travel companies, travel agencies, governmental and private insurance companies in...
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Vietnam opens 5-star cosmetic centre

NovaWorld Phan Thiet, a 1,000-hectare urban tourist project that includes accommodation, resort, entertainment and healthcare systems, has announced a major hospitality and cosmetic surgery...

Medical travel boost for European countries

In a potential boost for inbound health and medical tourism, several European countries have removed pandemic-related travel restrictions including Greece, Croatia, Bulgaria, Serbia and...
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Ageing US population doesn’t mean more medical travel

As the US population ages, millions more Americans will be covered by the state sponsored Medicare health insurance that is provided by insurance companies....
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Asia: slow travel growth predicted

Asia tourism and medical tourism is unlikely to fully recover for another two years.  According to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Travel-ready index for...