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Health tourism to support sustainable growth in China

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The healthcare industry is a fast growing and developing industry worldwide. Most of the other old industries have reached their saturation point but the prospects of growth and development of the healthcare industry has only increased with time. Health and wellness tourism are two fresh and prospering branches of the healthcare industry. China is one of the strongest contenders in the global medical tourism market. According to the calculations done by expert economists and business trend analyzers, within 2020 the healthcare industry of china will grow to have a total value of 800 Yuan or 129 US$. The giants of…

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May
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India is becoming a prime medical tourism destination for Africans

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Africans are of high opinion of Indian health services. Many Africans travel to India for the sake of quality treatment. India is one such country, which provides a quality treatment at an affordable price. Indian healthcare revenues stood at $45 billion in 2012 and are expected to reach $160 billion by 2017, as per the India Brand Equity Foundation’s report. The low cost medical services have resulted in a rise in medical tourism, attracting patients from across the world. The medical tourism industry in India pegged at $1 billion per annum, growing at around 18 percent and is expected to…

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Apr
27

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Growing medical tourism posing a threat to the US

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What is medical tourism? Medical tourism is also called as health tourism. Medical Tourism is where people travel from one country to another country to obtain medical treatment. Reports say that medical tourism has become a national industry in many countries. In this article, we will go through the reasons behind the popularity of medical tourism and its effects on the US. Some years back people from the Third World Countries travelled to developed countries like the UK, USA and other European countries for treatment. The travel was due the lack of medical facilities and lack of medical doctors in…

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Apr
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Popular medical tourism destination in the Middle East

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The medical tourists come to the Middle East primarily from surrounding countries, while a small percentage is from the West. This fact is based on two existing circumstances. Firstly, the volatile political situation, which makes visitors think twice, and secondly, the fear of the customs and behaviour pattern set by the Islamic culture that frightens many prospective visitors. There are facilities and institutions that measure up to the best world standards having equally qualified doctors and staff available throughout the region. Countries and the facilities available 1.      Cyprus A preferred centre for Plastic Surgery, Dental Care and Fertility Treatment the…

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Mar
26

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Costa Rica as growing medical tourism destination

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Why Costa Rica A short flight from Miami, Florida Costa Rica can be reached within 2½ hours. It has a mild and comfortable climate which is an advantage considering that most of the medical tourists who decide to visit are from colder countries and they enjoy the tropical climate, as well as a comparatively high standard by Central American standards. Add to this the cost factor, which weighs heavily in favour of getting procedures done there and effect a saving of nearly 60%. The Country boasts of two distinct seasons an Eternal Spring in San Jose (Central Valley) having a…

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