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Medical tourists flocking to Philippines for cosmetic dental surgery

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Many of the Asian countries have made their mark in the medical tourism industry. They are catering to millions of medical patients from the western countries like USA, Canada and UK. Medical facilities at the developing Asian countries are very low but the quality of treatments offered is excellent to say the least. Two Asian countries, India and Philippines, are among the top medical tourism destinations in the world. Several hundred highly qualified medical specialists and surgeons provide medical consultations, checkups and conduct intricate surgeries in Philippines. The hospitals in Philippines have state of the art facilities to treat medical…

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Jun
9

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Visa-free travel to strengthen medical tourism bond between Russia and South Korea

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The ever-rising competition in the medical tourism industry can be seen in the form of various countries changing their policies and regulations, which is a part of business strategies. The countries keep trying out new policies, which enlarge their medical tourism prospects. Here we are talking about two countries – South Korea and Russia – from the medical tourism point of view. South Korea has recently tried to improve its political relationship with Russia, as good political relationship means good medical tourism prospects between the two nations. The motive behind this gesture of South Korea is to amass more medical…

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Jun
7

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The quintessential medical tourist’s checklist

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Medical tourism is fast becoming popular due to cost factors and improper medical facilities in the patients’ own countries which forces them to travel abroad to seek proper medical care. The medical traveler should never leave home without going through these points which could save him a lot of money and at the same time make him understand the intricacies of medical tourism. Calculate or enquire about your total expenses for the package. If you are constructing a package for yourself which includes air fare, accommodation, travel and the actual medical expenses, then after you have a final figure, check…

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Jun
4

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Columbia welcoming medical tourists with open arms

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In a world where the medical tourism is touted as a failing system of medicine to offer to people, Columbia comes as a welcome change with its beautiful aromatic coffee beans and flourishing scene of medical tourism. In fact, more and more people are coming to the Latin American state of Columbia every year, not for the coffee, but for the medical facilities. It seems unbelievable but Columbia boasts of some of the medical facilities in Latin America with internationally recognized medical institutions and medical procedures. The government is doing everything in its power to encourage and promote heath tourism…

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May
27

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Africa is fast becoming a hotspot for medical tourists

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Medical facilities are necessary for every living individual. If you cannot get it in your own country then naturally you will have to travel to another country for receiving proper medical care and treatments. The evolution of medical tourism from a mere trend to a fully-grown worldwide industry has been possible due to the huge difference in the prices and quality of medical facilities in different countries. The high costs of medical facilities in the developed countries have forced the patients to travel to countries like South Africa. In the recent years, Africa has made immense advancement in the medical…

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May
27

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Dubai going all out to welcome medical tourists

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Recent reports from the Dubai Health Authority has indicated the Dubai has made plans to attract more than 500000 medical tourists annually and has also made plans to build over 22 hospitals by 2020. If successful, these plans would boost Dubai’s national economy by Dh 2.6 billion. The nation has charted out these plans to become operational before the World Expo 2020 that would be hosted by the UAE. Increase in growth would naturally increase the number of public as well as private sector health care services in the city, with many predicting the creation of tens of thousands of…

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May
26

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Do it yourself medical tourism, the potential risks involved

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Many individuals opting for medical tourism tend to make minor mistakes here and there that could potentially spoil their entire trip. These individuals usually opt for Do It Yourself medical tourism and end up planning everything themselves without consulting anyone. This could create plenty of hassles for them down the lane, starting with a bad healthcare facility and moving onto amateur, inexperienced medical staff and stay in a substandard hotel in a not so pleasant area of town. The troubles can increase manifold if the patient is not thoroughly aware of the country he/she would be visiting for treatment. We…

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May
22

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Japan putting in the effort to become a destination for medical tourists

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Japan is known as land of the rising Sun and of cherry blossom which is called sakura. This pale pink flower fills the landscape of the country every spring and symbolizes importance of art and culture in Japan. The flower has become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon in the country, which inspires many of the cherry blossom festivals as well as tours around the nation. Triple Tourists Influx The country is trying to boost tourism industry in the country and Shinzo Abe who is Prime Minister has set a target to triple tourists coming to the country by the end…

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May
12

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Importance of safety measures for medical tourists

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Medical tourism is an industry that is growing year by year globally. People travel overseas in order to seek various medical procedures that probably they find not so good and expensive in their native country. Medical tourism indeed is beneficial for many patients; however, it is also loaded with a risk factor. The patients can often land up in very serious problems when they undergo a treatment abroad. To go with the Treatment Abroad Medical Tourism Survey 2012, the most opted treatments abroad are the plastic surgery, dentistry, obesity treatments, and infertility treatments. Every year approx 20,000 people travel abroad…

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May
4

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Can Florida woo medical tourists

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The Sunshine State of Florida will soon be seen wooing tourists- but of a different kind.  Yes, Florida, if the legislators agree, are out to attract medical tourists as the lawmakers are proposing to earmark 5 million dollars for the upcoming year that would be used to attract tourists and promote the state as a medical destination. After having lost millions of medical tourists to overseas destination, the tourism leaders and lawmakers have realised the high potential of positioning the state of the art facilities and medical specialists and pit them against other global players in the market. Florida would…

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