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Malaysia lobbies Indonesia to rebuild medical travel

The Melaka state government has asked Indonesia to open the Sultan Syarif Kasim II Airport in Pekanbaru, Riau for international flights, especially the Melaka-Pekanbaru...
Colombia

Columbia: expanding medical travel concierge services

Medellin-based medical tourism agency Health Bridge Medical expands its medical tourism concierge services. Health Bridge Medical offers a growing list of cosmetic and non-cosmetic procedures....
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Metaverse technology to promote medical travel to Egypt

Egypt’s General Authority of Health Care has announced it will use metaverse technology to promote inbound medical travel, as the country’s tourism sector is...

MENA: new hospital projects grow

As medical provision in MENA grows, outbound medical tourism to Asia and Europe will be replaced by domestic and regional medical tourism. According to...
Thailand

Can Thailand’s SMILE strategy revive medical tourism?

The Prime Minister of Thailand has recently unveiled a new strategy named “SMILE”, which aims to ensure the sustainable development of Thai tourism. The...

Malaysia reinforces medical travel sector growth

Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) CEO, Mohd Daud Mohd Arif, has said Malaysia remains committed to providing quality and affordable healthcare to international patients...

Increased medical travellers to Korea in 2021

The Korean government has increased the figure for medical tourists in 2021 from a provisional estimate of 130,000, to 146,000. The government data shows...

Insights to dental tourism in Europe

A new report by the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies “Oral health care in Europe: Financing, access and provision” helps explain some...
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How changes in the law drive medical tourism

Sometimes, medical tourism is driven by patients seeking lower costs. Sometimes, it’s a desire to access higher quality treatment or a better outcome. But...
Canada medical travel

Canada: medical travel for years to come

A new study from the Fraser Institute looks at whether wait times for elective treatment in the Canadian health system could be reduced, via...