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Removing limits to India’s medical tourism

The global medical travel industry is suffering. But even with a global pandemic, there are still roadblocks that need removing to allow for future...

Building Georgia’s medical travel sector

New research from the University of Georgia identifies barriers and challenges for medical tourism development in the country. It suggests Georgia has the potential to...

UK launches Global Health Insurance Card

The UK has announced that a Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) will replace the existing European Health Insurance Cards (EHIC). The sheer complexity of...

Understanding Iran’s medical travel sector

Iran is often in the headlines, but rarely for medical travel. Ian Youngman reviews a recently published academic study by Iranian and Romanian universities...

Is your self-pay strategy ready to capitalise?

In an article first published in HealthcareMarkets UK, independent consultant Richard Gregory concludes his series on maximising self-pay with a look back over the...

Why there’s optimism about travel this year

The Beijing-based World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF) is offering five reasons to be optimistic about 2021. Ian Youngman examines this Asian-focused view of tourism...

Some countries may no longer want medical tourists

A recent report from the University of Hawai’i Economic Research Organisation (UHERO) illustrated a dark forecast, worse than the aftermath of 9/11, for tourism...

13 principles that medical travel should consider

In June 2020, the Travel Foundation joined five other travel organisations to launch the Future of Tourism Coalition. It sets out 13 Guiding Principles...

UK-EU negotiations threaten healthcare access

How might the negotiations over the future UK-EU and UK-US relationship affect healthcare access? Ian Youngman suggests the UK’s current trade plans will not...

Planning for pauses in demand

Seven months into the global pandemic, travel disruptions and restrictions continue to destabilise tourism and health and medical services. What has been the impact...