medical tourism

  • In India, medical inbound tourism already on the rise

    Published on : Monday, February 3, 2020

    On behalf of FAITH, we would like to express our gratitude towards the Finance Minister of India, Nirmala Sitharaman for the enhanced allocation of Rs. 2,500 crore to India’s Ministry of Tourism. The allotment was made to expand 100 airports …

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  • North Korea plans to launch medical tourism, targets patients from China

    Published on : Saturday, December 7, 2019

    North Korea, one of the world’s most secretive countries, plans to branch out into medical tourism next year, offering foreign patients, probably from China, treatments including cataract surgery, dental implants and tumours.   North Korean state media reported on Friday …

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  • Iran, Oman is keen on boosting medical tourism!

    Published on : Wednesday, October 23, 2019

    On Monday, the Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts of Iran, Mr. Ali Asghar Mounesan met with his Omani counterpart, Mr. Ahmed bin Nasser al-Mahrizi in Muscat, and talked about the ways to endorse bilateral relationships mainly in the …

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  • Tamilnadu prioritizes medical tourism

    Published on : Saturday, September 21, 2019

    “In the area of healthcare, we are planning to set up an air ambulance facility to transfer patients to tertiary care hospitals,” said the Chief Minister of Chennai. The CM has also signed a MoU for upgrading the skills of …

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  • Study: $30 Billion Medical Tourism Market Value expected by 2025

    Published on : Friday, September 13, 2019

    According to a new research study published by Global Market Insights, Inc high cost of medical procedures in developed regions will increase the preference for treatment in developing countries stimulating the global medical tourism industry in the years to come. …

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  • U.K. starts £1 million funding crackdown on health tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, September 10, 2019

    The U.K. ministers have started a crackdown on health tourism by announcing a £1 million drive to reclaim outstanding debts from visitors. The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has handed the seven-figure funding boost to the team tasked with recovering money …

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  • Japanese government aiming on medical tourism to boost up economy

    Published on : Tuesday, August 27, 2019

    The government aims to set comprehensive tourism plans that merge advanced medical services with sightseeing to foreign visitors who visit Japan for medical reasons, sources said.   Aiming the wealthy Asians, the government is all set to develop an environment …

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  • Medical tourism sales in the UAE increase 5.5% year-over-year to reach AED 12.1 billion (USD 3.2 billion last year

    Published on : Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Medical tourism sales in the UAE increased 5.5% year-over-year to reach AED 12.1 billion (USD 3.2 billion last year with this growth supported by a number of government-led initiatives and the increasing number of medical tourists in the country.   …

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  • Medical tourism sales in UAE up by 5.5% in 2018

    Published on : Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    With growth supported by several government-led initiatives, medical tourism sales in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), increased 5.5 percent year-on-year, to reach 12.1 billion dirhams (3.3 billion U.S. dollars) in 2018, according to an analysis released by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce …

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  • India witnesses significant uptick in medical tourism

    Published on : Thursday, June 27, 2019

    According to information released by the Ministry of Home Affairs, 4.95 lakh foreign tourists travelled to India for medical purposes in 2017.   According to data provided by the Ministry of Home Affairs, 4.95 lakh foreign tourists visited India for …

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  • Egypt resorts to medical tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, June 25, 2019

    On June 7th, Ammar Mandour, Chairman of Badr City Development Authority explained in a press conference that the largest medical city in the Middle East and Africa is being built in Badr City. With investments worth 20 billion Egyptian pounds, …

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  • Every year, medical tourism in Mexico attracts up to 1M U.S. travelers

    Published on : Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    To Mexico, medical tourism is attracting hundreds of thousands of patients every year, explains an organization that advocates for trips like these.   U.S. and Canadian travelers are looking for reasonable medical services, dental care and cosmetic surgery, said Josef …

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  • Barbados is now an attractive medical tourism destination

    Published on : Saturday, May 11, 2019

    Barbados has had quite an intriguing history with people traveling to its shores for medical reasons. In fact, none other than George Washington himself, the first president of the US, ventured on his only trip abroad to Barbados in 1751 …

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  • Vietnam all set to develop wellness tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    Medical tourism is a type of tourism that’s combined with the idea of medical examination and treatment for surgery as well as non-surgery whereas wellness tourism is known as a model of tourism where the target is to unwind and …

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  • Festival Tourism, Medical Tourism highlighted

    Published on : Friday, April 26, 2019

    Currently, the tourism sector is one of the largest revenue generating sectors in the world. It is an ever evolving industry, where new niches are emerging even now.   Tourism, as a concept, has come a long way today, and …

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  • Iran is offering itself as an affordable destination in medical tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, April 3, 2019

    Concerning medical tourism, Iran is offering itself as cheaper destination compared to other countries, to get over the debilitating impact of US-led sanctions on its stronghold of oil trade.   The country is thinking of easing visa requirements for China …

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  • Thailand earns about $12 billion per year from wellness

    Published on : Tuesday, March 26, 2019

    Thailand earns U.S. dollars 12 billion per year from wellness. Medical and wellness tourism have been important segments of Thailand’s tourism industry for several years. The ‘Land of Smiles’ is a leading wellness tourism destination. Thailand wellness tourism and medical …

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  • Turkey allures nearly 1 million health tourists in 2018

    Published on : Tuesday, March 19, 2019

    Nearly 1 million people for health tourists arrived in 2018. Yavuz Yılık, head of the Thermal Health and Tourism Association (TESTUD) said that the thermal tourism contributes to Turkey’s economy with healing waters, as well as seas, rivers and lakes. …

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  • Brunei focused on medical, educational and eco-tourism

    Published on : Saturday, March 16, 2019

      Medical, educational and eco-tourism will be promoted in Brunei and the country is focused on existing institutions and the pristine natural environment.       Brunei’s Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Haji Ali said that to strengthen the …

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  • Medical tourism is booming, but one needs to find a reputable location

    Published on : Saturday, March 2, 2019

    In many countries globally, medical tourism is a booming industry now, but buyers needs to be cautious. Doctors warn that price shouldn’t drive your choice.   Medical procedures at a fraction of the price lure thousands of Americans across the …

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