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Malaysia Airlines Berhad signs on to support medical tourism

Malaysia Airlines Berhad signs on to support medical tourism

7th Mar 2016 Airline News Tourism News

Malaysia Airlines Berhad has announced that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council. Under the terms of the deal, Malaysia Airlines will be positioned as MHTC’s preferred healthcare tourism airline with both parties jointly exploring marketing activities to position Malaysia as the premier healthcare destination regionally and globally.

Water in Europe’s most popular tourist destinations failing EU standards

Water in Europe’s most popular tourist destinations failing EU standards

21st Apr 2013 Press Release Tourism News Organisations & Operators

Some of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations are failing EU water laws, new research shows. As millions of people plan their summer holidays, Pisa in Italy, parts of Halkidiki in Greece, Balaton in Hungary and Ayia Napa in Cyprus have been identified as among 6,311 European towns and cities which are not meeting the EU’s environmental standards.

Are cruise ships safe 100 years after Titanic?

Are cruise ships safe 100 years after Titanic?

15th Apr 2012 Press Release Cruise News

Despite greatly improved safety records in the century since Titanic, the maritime industry faces new challenges driven by the continued growth of worldwide shipping, specialist marine insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has advised.

Medical tourism spreads superbug to UK

11th Aug 2010 Tourism News

Medical tourists travelling from the UK to destinations in Pakistan and India may have contracted a superbug resistant to virtually all known antibiotics, experts warn. A study in The Lancet finds bacteria that make an enzyme called NDM-1 have travelled back with NHS patients who went abroad for treatments such as cosmetic surgery.

Wireless Access for Health Project Works to Improve Public Health Care in the Philippines

Wireless Access for Health Project Works to Improve Public Health Care in the Philippines

22nd Jun 2010 Press Release Travel Technology News

The Philippines Department of Health, Tarlac Provincial Health Office and Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq:QCOM - News), through its Wireless Reach™ initiative, today announced the successful completion of the Wireless Access for Health project’s pilot phase.  The project participants leveraged their expertise and resources in public health, medical care, technology and training to create an electronic health record system that meets the needs of health care decision makers on varying levels, ranging from midwives to doctors to policy makers.  Results at the conclusion of the pilot phase, which recorded over 12,000 patient consultations, indicate that such a system is not only feasible and improves patient care in rural health clinics, but also has a real impact for decision makers.

Health-Related Tourism Catching On

24th Sep 2009 Press Release Tourism News

In these economically challenging times, many experts say it is vital to invest in preventative healthcare. Better overall health means lower medical bills.