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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...

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...

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...

Apollo optimistic about international patient business

Sangita Reddy, joint managing director of Apollo Hospitals, president of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industries (FICCI), and board member of...

Will the ART Bill 2020 shrink India’s fertility services market?

India’s much awaited Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Regulation Bill 2020, and its Surrogacy Bill 2020, will dent the country’s fertility services market. This might...

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...

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...

10% of dental clinics may either close or refocus on domestic patients

Ian Youngman interviews Dental Departures founder Paul McTaggart on his dental travel agency plans, the regionalism of dental tourism, and how this global market...