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Iran medical tourism: a study of three hospitals

A recent study has analysed foreign patient feedback from three large hospitals in Tehran, Iran. It offers ideas on improving the ongoing weaknesses of...

Effective destination management for medical travel

There is much more to promoting a destination than just issuing a press release, launching a website, or attending a trade fair. Ian Youngman...

Medical travel 2022: are you in or out?

The tourism sector is increasingly embracing technology and sustainability, and future success will integrate tourism with technology, culture, the internet, finance, and sustainability.  In 2022,...

Invest in medical and wellness travel, says WTTC

A new report ‘Investing in Travel and Tourism’ from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) provides investment recommendations for governments and destinations as...

Malaysia’s domestic medical travel opportunity

The Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia (APHM) is asking the government to consider creating a green bubble for inbound medical travellers, to boost...

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...