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How can Iran attract more Iraqi medical travellers?

Iraq is one of the most important source markets of health and medical tourists to Iran. Saeed Hashemzadeh, manager of the health tourism office...

A disrupter to outbound US medical travel?

Walmart is now competing in healthcare and health insurance, offering Americans an alternative to medical tourism. This could effectively lock out medical travel agents and...

Don’t write off Hainan as a competitor

Many medical travel destinations have been increasingly reliant on Chinese medical tourists, but now they face a dual threat. Early hopes of a swift...

Significant appetite for fertility travel

There remains a significant appetite for fertility travel, and cost does not appear to be the most important driver. Andrew Coutts, Managing Director of...

No easy return for medical travel

The European Travel Commission’s (ETC) latest quarterly report “European Tourism: Trends & Prospects” warns European travel will never be the same again. How will...

Malaysia will open soon to medical travellers from six countries

Malaysia has significantly reduced its medical tourism revenue target for 2020, and has put back their Malaysia Year of Healthcare Travel 2020 (MyHT2020) campaign...

Green shoots for medical tourism to Thailand

Although Thailand has extended a state of emergency until the end of August, it is still allowing in medical tourists.  Despite strict COVID-19 protection...

COVID-19 return impacts Sri Lanka wellness plan

Sri Lanka had planned to reopen for wellness tourism from all countries on 15 August, but due to a new wave of COVID-19 cases,...

Merging healthcare and health insurance

Global health insurer AXA described at its AGM how healthcare and health insurance are merging their services, towards ‘healthcare, backed by insurance’.  Ian Youngman looks at...

Re-thinking the patient journey

COVID-19 has changed patient expectations, as well as healthcare itself. The “new normal” in healthcare requires governments, hospitals, clinics, and other service providers to...