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As European tourism returns, what next for medical travel?

The opening up of Europe should have come as a relief for inbound and outbound medical tourism. But an array of bans and new...
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Jamaica: stalled on medical tourism

The Government of Jamaica is still hoping that foreign investors will provide the infrastructure, money and impetus to build inbound medical travel to the...

Malaysia: recovery, rebuild, then growth

Malaysia’s healthcare travel industry has significant government support.  It is identified on the national agenda, the Twelfth Malaysia Plan (2021-25), as a key economic...

Blocks to outbound UK medical travel

Quarantine yes or quarantine no? UK medical and health tourists wanting to go to EU countries are now thoroughly confused.  Ian Youngman believes the...

UK-Ireland healthcare deal agreed

A new healthcare scheme between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is to be set up for a 12 month period from July...

Digital marketing for Iran’s health tourism

Before 2016, hospitals in Iran did not use multilingual websites to promote their services to international patients.  New research on Iran’s health tourism market, combining...

Will the EU COVID-19 certificate help medical travel?

To revive travel and tourism in Europe, the European Parliament and the member states have agreed on EU Digital COVID-19 Certificates (EUDCC).  The goal...

The “New and Now Normal” in medical travel

The uptake of medical travel will be slow and sluggish to begin with but will improve in direct proportion to the ease of travel...

Refresh your sources of medical travellers

A new handbook suggests that successful marketing in the COVID-19 environment requires going back to basics, including reviewing the sources of customers. The interruption in...

Developing healthcare in Indonesia

New rules allow 100% foreign ownership of hospitals and major clinics in Indonesia.  This will open up investment, especially from Asian healthcare businesses, to...