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The healing crescent, medical tourism in and out of the Arabian countries

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The Middle East has always remained a lucrative market for health or medical tourism and tourists alike. The combination of medicine and tourism worked out in the Middle East and the region has been a destination for the health conscious. Tourists from all across the world flock to places like Dubai to seek world-class medical care or for complete medical treatment at affordable costs for people like Americans and Europeans. The average tourist would spend something around $150 each day travelling abroad in places like Asia and the Middle East, while the average medical tourist would spend around $350. This…

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May
31

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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
28

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Can medical tourism help the sustainable development of a particular region

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One of the purposes behind putting efforts in the development of an industry is the development of the region where it is being established. In our human world, all sorts of activities and works have some positive and some negative impacts. Understanding the negative and positive impacts of a growing industry will help us in progressing. For sustainable development of a region, an industry should offer more positive impacts than negative ones. Medical tourism has become a popular industry and many regions of our world are interested in investing in this industry. The question is how good medical tourism industry…

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Apr
21

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Medical tourism, a boost to overall tourism industry

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Tourism packages have become the most popular means of International travel. Be it for sightseeing or attending events (Olympics/Music/etc.). They make the entire experience simple and tension free. The same is the case with Medical Tourism. The focus of the exercise is obviously to get the procedure successfully completed. There are other issues relating to recovery (post procedure treatment) and rest involved. This is where the tourism industry steps in and makes facilities outside the hospital available to the recovering patient. With the established fact that the financial factors weigh heavily in favor of the packages and with quality vouched…

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Apr
18

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Popular medical tourism destinations in Latin America

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Traffic is on the increase in countries like Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico and Panama, for heart procedures and cosmetic surgery, at half the price and greater personal attention. With the specialists being trained in the advanced countries, and the latest of equipment available, all these countries offer excellent services. All these countries have successfully established themselves as providers of quality treatment, at lower costs, which seems to be the rule for all medical tourism destinations. Let us look at them individually and alphabetically. Argentina Hard on the heels of its neighbours Colombia and Brazil, Argentina has invested heavily in…

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Apr
7

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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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