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Medical tourism and its booming business in Asia

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Asia is considered one of the best destinations to visit for medical care. Singapore, Thailand, and India are major tourism destinations in Asia, which offer cheap yet quality medical treatments or procedures to their guests. The medical tourism sector has grown exponentially over the last decade. Marketing and promotion of medical tourism has resulted in booming of Asian medical tourism sector. This strategy has proven beneficial for medical tourism market in Asia. Now, Asia welcomes more than one million medical tourists to avail medical treatments. As a result, Asia has become the leading medical tourism destination in the world. Factors…

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Jun
24

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Medical tourism close to home: Possible?

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First off, believing that the term medical tourism applies only to overseas tourism is a misnomer. Travelling in one’s country, probably to some other state also counts as medical tourism. Needless to say, it does enhance the reputation of the country in the established and necessary field of medicine. In fact, medical facilities for every citizen irrespective of religion, caste, color or creed is a constitutional right and no one can take that away from you. If you do find medical facilities that are vastly sophisticated and economical elsewhere, it is the responsibility of the government to look into why…

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May
29

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Hainan Island, China, to develop medical tourism industry

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Medical tourism has turned into a growing and booming industry. Millions of people travel each year for getting medical treatments in foreign countries. The need of medical care will never cease and that is why the progress of the medical tourism industry will continue for many years to come. A lot of developing nations are trying to get a share of this thriving industry for improving their economical condition. Hainan Island of China is one such place, which is trying to become one of the top medical tourism destinations of Asia. They are now busily turning a part of the…

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May
22

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Why medical tourism is better than other branches of tourism

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In the present state of the world, responsible tourism has become essential. Many people have turned towards ecotourism and medical tourism as two different forms of responsible tourism. Both ecotourism and medical tourism offers huge benefits to the facilitators, local populace and participants but probably medical tourism is more important for economical growth and substantial development of a particular region. Medical tourism offers patients a chance to get their treatments done offshore at a chosen destination cost effectively. At the same time, it is an opportunity of traveling the world and fulfilling the dreams of visiting exotic places. Medical tourism…

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May
6

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Dubai plans to receive 500k medical tourists annually

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As a part of the master plan for increasing the target of medical tourists to 500,000, Dubai will be constructing 22 new hospitals to attract international patients and increase its revenue to Dh2.6 billion by 2020. For realising this, thousands of hospital support staff would be recruited and new visas would be offered as a part of the plan of the UAE to project itself as a major hub of medical tourism by 2020, when it would be hosting Expo 2020.  Essa Al Maidoor, director general of the Dubai Health Authority said, “Our target is to attract 500,000 people only…

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