Articles tagged “medical tourism”

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Houston Hospitals Decry Restrictions on Wealthy Medical Tourists

Houston Hospitals Decry Restrictions on Wealthy Medical Tourists

Houston Chronicle

Yes, the TSA may be hassling potential patients, but Houston and other U.S. medical tourism destinations are also dealing with competition from other destinations with advanced medical care.

5 years ago

Chinese Tourists Spark Growth of Global Medical Tourism Market

Chinese Tourists Spark Growth of Global Medical Tourism Market

Wang Chao, China Daily

Chinese tourists are fueling tourism growth worldwide, but medical tourism is particularly lucrative since visitors are likely to spend more and stay longer than the average tourists.

5 years ago

Can Florida Become the Next Big Medical Tourism Hot Spot?

Can Florida Become the Next Big Medical Tourism Hot Spot?

Kathleen McGrory, Miami Herald

There's a double irony here: Americans -- Floridians among them -- are fleeing abroad for affordable medical care, and Florida's governor's previous job as head of a medical insurance company was fraught with massive Medicare fraud.

6 years ago

Cosmetic Surgery Tourism to the Dominican Republic Rises, So Do Complications

Cosmetic Surgery Tourism to the Dominican Republic Rises, So Do Complications

Ben Fox and Ezequiel Abiu Lopez , Associated Press

For consumers it can be difficult to sort through the marketing messages to discover which medical tourism destinations are legit, and which will put you in harm's way.

6 years ago

Thailand Tourism Wants to Help You Fix What’s Wrong With Your Face

Thailand Tourism Wants to Help You Fix What’s Wrong With Your Face

Jason Clampet, Skift

We're pretty disgusted by the idea of this, and want to think it will be a complete failure. But the pessimist in us thinks this will be a huge success.

6 years ago

Colorado Airport Provides Drop Boxes So Travelers Can Leave Pot Behind

Colorado Airport Provides Drop Boxes So Travelers Can Leave Pot Behind

Associated Press

In related news, burrito stands frequented by airport employees are expecting a record season.

6 years ago

Europeans with Alzheimer’s Seek More Affordable Personal Care Abroad

Europeans with Alzheimer’s Seek More Affordable Personal Care Abroad

Denis D. Gray, Associated Press

The facilities set up to cater to the ailing visitors are part hotel, part hospital blurring the lines between tourism, medicine, and whose responsibility it is to care for the ill.

6 years ago

England’s Complicated Medical Tourism Industry: More Leave Than Arrive

Sarah Boseley, The Guardian

Medical tourism is complicated at every level. From Americans needing dental and prescription care in Mexico to Africans needing transplants in the UK, it's a very complicated interchange that both speaks to the world's haves and have nots and demonstrates that nobody has ultimate ownership over quality of life.

6 years ago

Seoul Continues to Capitalize on K-Pop Culture with Cosmetic Surgery Tourism

Heesu Lee, Bloomberg

First shopping, then wedding photos, now cosmetic surgery. The culture created by K-Pop and globalized by 'Gangnam Style' continues to drive tourists to Seoul in an attempt to copy the lives portrayed in music videos. This is a good example of how soft power impacts tourism.

6 years ago

6 years ago

Dubai has its eye on medical tourism, wants “millions” of visits by 2020

AllArabianBusiness.com Staff, HotelierMiddleEast.com

Dubai definitely has the transportation network and the hotels that would make this easy, but competing in medical tourism includes competing on price, which is something Dubai will need to get used to.

7 years ago

Medical community looks to stop growth of deceptive stem cell tourism

Medical tourism has been incredibly profitable for several foreign nations, but certain treatments aimed at offering very sick patients expensive, last-minute solutions almost always rely on methods that aren't available or are banned in their home country.

7 years ago