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Thailand plans international medical tourism complex

The island of Phuket's administration is waiting for Thailand’s Public Health Ministry to approve a THB343 million (US$11 million) budget, to prepare for the...

Medical travel to China’s Hainan increases in 2020

83,900 people visited the Boao Lecheng International Medical Tourism Zone in Hainan during 2020, a 12% increase over 2019. Hainan Island is the southernmost province of...

Opportunities for medical spas in Eastern Europe

New research has identified the challenges and opportunities for thermal and medical spas in four Eastern European countries: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. The...

Qatar’s Traditional Arabic Islamic Medicine plan

Qatar is planning to have the world’s first centre for Traditional Arabic Islamic Medicine (TAIM), at the Zulal Wellness Resort, opening in 2022. Qatar has...

Croatia tourist boards prioritise health tourism

The Croatian Ministry of Tourism and the Croatian tourist boards have recognised the development of health tourism as a high priority for Croatia. They...

Learning points from Medical Korea 2021

Medical Korea 2021 was the country’s 11th global healthcare and medical tourism conference, hosted by the Ministry of Health, and organised by the Korea...

Vaccine priority for Malaysians before visitors

The Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) has said it has discussed Covid-19 vaccine tourism with the Association of Private Hospitals Malaysia (APHM), but the...

What can India do to boost medical tourism post-COVID?

India’s medical tourism sector is seeking to re-open for critical cases and transplants. But the country needs a new, long term strategy to see...

Inclusive, cross-sector digital health pass initiative launched

There is now a frantic race to market worldwide for credible digital health pass systems.  Recognising that it is unlikely there will be a...

Investors wanted for Cyprus medical tourism plan

Medical, wellness and rehabilitation health travel is now pegged to be one of the pillars of strategic action for the Cyprus Government, who believes...