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Thailand’s plan for wealthier medical tourists

The Thai cabinet has approved, in principle, a medical treatment visa scheme to attract wealthier foreign tourists who can afford to pay for medical...

New medical tourism plan for Hainan, China

The Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China has a new three-year plan for the South China province of Hainan. It has a...
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Malaysia: regional treatment hub for Hepatitis C

Malaysia has said it is ready to become a regional hub for Hepatitis C treatment, by offering a combination treatment of ravidasvir and sofosbuvir...

Iran: optimism for 2022

Under the 2025 Tourism Vision Plan, Iran aims to increase the number of tourist arrivals from 4.8 million in 2014 to 20 million in...

Europe: tourism will be slow until 2024

Although European travel demand is poised for a major recovery due to the high vaccination rates in Europe, volumes are still far from the...

“Medical Travel Month” in the USA

To encourage domestic medical travel in the US, the Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development (SHSMD) has announced that January 2022 is...

Israel welcomes back Russian medical tourists

Israel will allowing Russian tourists with two jabs of Sputnik V to enter the country from December 1. According to Israel’s Tourism Ministry. 70% of...

IATA Global Passenger Survey: use biometrics

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 2021 Global Passenger Survey has delivered two main conclusions. Passengers want to use biometric identification, if it expedites...

Should medical travel make better use of Instagram?

While a few medical travel agents use Instagram, very few medical tourism destinations use it.  The exception is Malaysia. UNWTO and Instagram have now...

Bahrain medical travel pillar

Bahrain’s new 2022-2026 tourism strategy relies on seven pillars: one of which is medical tourism. Bahrain has announced plans to attract 14.1 million tourists by...