The Medical Tourism Association (MTA), the Ministry of Health & Welfare, Taiwan and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) have joined together on two strategic initiatives designed to showcase Taiwan’s top-rated healthcare system and booming medical tourism industry.
The Malaysian medical tourism industry is going through a phenomenal growth phase, offering immense opportunities for players involved in the business. The industry is strongly supported by the Malaysian Government with numerous promotional activities, attractive offers in the form of incentive and favorable guidelines which is providing the requisite boost to the growth of country’s medical tourism industry.
Is it possible, that in 2-3 years Brits, Germans, Scandinavians and Russians will undergo cancer treatment orthopaedic or cardiac surgery procedures in Polish medical facilities more often? Treat teeth and get implants in dental clinics, take a cure in Polish sanatoriums? Will women fly to Central Europe, instead of Thailand, to undergo blepharoplasty, remove access fat or indulge in beauty treatments? It’s possible.
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Booming Medical Tourism in Malaysia” report to their offering. The Malaysian medical tourism industry is going through a phenomenal growth phase, offering immense opportunities for players involved in the business. Despite the global economic downturn, the market is growing exceptionally in each and every field of medical treatment.
US-headquartered integrative health and wellness specialists, DNA Health Corp, is set to open its first overseas flagship center on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island in June, targeting both the region’s residents and visitors looking for a different approach to personalised health and wellness.
The Medical Tourism Association of South Africa has launched a new web portal designed to showcase the country’s high quality facilities for health, wellness and medical care. “As a collective, we are here to ensure that medical tourists experience excellent service and high quality care throughout their stay in South Africa,” explained MTASA member Lorraine Melvill, of Johannesburg-based Surgeon & Safari.
India is one of the most lucrative medical tourism markets in the world. Driven by factors, such as government support through policies and initiatives, low cost, less waiting time, healthcare infrastructure, and rich cultural heritage, the country has witnessed a remarkable growth during the recent past.
Thailand is looking to position itself as a global leader in medical tourism with the launch of a new portal offering visitors all they need to know on everything from traditional Thai medical practitioners to cosmetic surgery.
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.
Barbados has outlined plans to develop its health and wellness tourism sector to help overcome the reliance of the country’s travel industry on seasonality and the vagaries of the global economic climate.
Mexico is gearing up for a boom in medical tourism as the ageing U.S. population heads south not just for sun and sand but also “treatments and surgeries”.
Austria’s Grandhotel Lienz has opened a new wellness centre equipped with the very latest in leading edge facilities and techniques. The hotel is being spearheaded by Caribbean hospitality legend Professor Heinz Simonitsch. BTN asks his thoughts on wellness, and the secrets to launching successfully during a downturn.