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Indonesia to boost inbound medical travel

The Indonesia Medical Tourism Board (IMTB) is seeking to boost inbound medical tourism as the country prepares to open. Ian Youngman looks at the...

Will the “Healthy China” strategy redirect medical travel?

Healthy China 2030 is one of China’s development strategies which includes China–Africa public health cooperation projects. This longer term political and economic closeness could...

Targeting the future medical traveller

Expedia Group's latest travel research reveals the factors influencing travel booking decisions against the evolving backdrop of the pandemic. What are these shoppers looking...

Quality in medical tourism: lessons from COVID-19

Medical travellers’ awareness of service quality is increasing, so hospitals and health centres should put a high priority on understanding the concerns, perceptions and...
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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...