• foreigners
  • Their endeavors have paid off as substantially higher numbers of foreigners have flooded popular tourist spots in and out of Seoul and spent billions of dollars to buy luxury brand goods, souvenirs and other Korean products. (koreatimes.co.kr)
  • The city has an estimated 12,500 hospital beds, of which only half is used by the city's population with the rest being shared by patients from other states of the country and foreigners. (wikipedia.org)
  • Jancy Joseph, who runs a private dental clinic here, said tooth treatment for foreigners was a hit on account of the huge cost difference. (medindia.net)
  • The customers are mostly foreigners-three of the city's boardinghouses are constantly booked with American, British, French, Japanese, and Israeli surrogacy tourists. (motherjones.com)
  • broadly
  • Medical Tourism once broadly focused on provision of health care and emergency treatment provided by higher-income countries to less developed nations, has since expanded to include patients from many parts of the world to countries with the full range of health care system infrastructure and modernity. (howng.com)
  • Other ethical issues include transplantation tourism and more broadly the socio-economic context in which organ procurement or transplantation may occur. (wikipedia.org)
  • year
  • Getting 36-year-old Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty to her hospital bed required the use of a cargo plane, a truck and a crane. (africanbusinessmagazine.com)
  • In 1960, Sheikhs Shakhbut and Zayed of Abu Dhabi visited an American mission in Muscat and were so impressed by what they saw that they invited the couple in charge, Pat and Marian Kennedy, to open a clinic in Al Ain, which they did in the November of that year. (wikipedia.org)
  • South Korea has emerged as one of the world's major tourist destinations this year, at least among Chinese, Japanese and other Asian visitors, on the back of a weak Korean won against other currencies and the growing popularity of Korean pop culture in the region. (koreatimes.co.kr)
  • Seoul City plans to expand the amount of accommodation as part of efforts to attract 5 million Chinese tourists per year by 2014. (koreatimes.co.kr)
  • Korea attracted nearly 60,000 Chinese visitors during the Chinese National Day holiday from Oct. 1 to 7, up 30 percent from the same period last year. (koreatimes.co.kr)
  • The number of Chinese tourists to Korea is expected to soar to 1.88 million in 2010, from 1.21 million last year, accounting for 21.4 percent of the total. (koreatimes.co.kr)
  • KTO projected the number of Japanese tourists will reach 3.02 million this year, accounting for 34.3 percent of the total, while putting American and Taiwanese visitors at 650,000 and 410,000 each. (koreatimes.co.kr)
  • We hear it really works," said Nicholas Herve, a French tourist who waited with his 15-year-old daughter, Aurelie, recently for a vitiligo treatment. (chicagotribune.com)
  • According to reports, 15,000 visitors sought healing at various hospitals of the state last year," said Augustine. (medindia.net)
  • The hospital had 5,125 visits for emergency medical services in the 2013/2014 year. (wikipedia.org)
  • treatment
  • Medical tourism refers to people traveling to a country other than their own to obtain medical treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • It covers a wide field of health-oriented, tourism ranging from preventive and health-conductive treatment to rehabilitational and curative forms of travel. (wikipedia.org)
  • The first recorded instance of people travelling for medical treatment dates back thousands of years to when Greek pilgrims traveled from the eastern Mediterranean to a small area in the Saronic Gulf called Epidauria. (wikipedia.org)
  • Most medical patients who seek treatment in Pakistan are from neighbouring countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • Over forty percent of patients in Peshawar's largest government hospital were Afghans who had travelled from Afghanistan to Peshawar for medical treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • The tourists made a not inconsiderable part in addition to the "normal" tourists, who come for a hair transplant in Istanbul or in General a medical treatment in Turkey. (web-wisdom.com)
  • He hopes his daughter is cured by Cuba's treatment, which is derived from human placental cells and costs the family $450 and three days' worth of visits to an outpatient clinic. (chicagotribune.com)
  • As a result, the patient receives a medical program, including a list of procedures, a summary of selected physicians, the general cost of the treatment and its duration. (assuta.clinic)
  • After obtaining the consent of the patient's medical service professionals involved in the planning and preparation of the treatment process: book flights, make out documents, pick and book a house (it can be a hotel or an apartment near the clinic), order the queue and decide other organizational matters. (assuta.clinic)
  • Upon arrival in Israel at the airport meets the patient's medical consultant, who coordinates the entire process of diagnosis and treatment, accompanied at all stages, provides transport services from the residence to the clinic and back, translates documents and communicating with physicians, helping to solve everyday problems. (assuta.clinic)
  • High speed organizing various diagnostic and therapeutic procedures - takes 3-4 days diagnosis of any type of cancer compared to independent treatment in hospital - up to 2-3 weeks. (assuta.clinic)
  • Many hospitals also give the option of continuing the treatment through telemedicine. (wikipedia.org)
  • In Noida, which is fast emerging as a hotspot for medical tourism, a number of hospitals have hired language translators to make patients from Balkan and African countries feel more comfortable while at the same time helping in the facilitation of their treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • Furthermore, patients reap the benefits of getting medical care and treatment while they travel and vacation. (howng.com)
  • In 2014, the Medical Tourism Index (MTI) ranked Israel highly as third in a list of top destinations for medical treatment around the world. (howng.com)
  • Israel uses the most modern techniques for medical practice through the incorporation of advanced screening techniques, laboratory analysis, and individualized treatment. (howng.com)
  • While wellness tourism is often correlated with medical tourism because health interests motivate the traveler, wellness tourists are proactive in seeking to improve or maintain health and quality of life, often focusing on prevention, while medical tourists generally travel reactively to receive treatment for a diagnosed disease or condition. (wikipedia.org)
  • world's
  • But we think this shows that our intensive marketing activities designed to attract visitors from the world's fastest growing economy have finally paid off. (koreatimes.co.kr)
  • Factors
  • The government has entrusted the Investment Consulting Research Agency (ICRA) the task of preparing a report on Kerala's potential in medical tourism, the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders and other factors. (medindia.net)
  • health care
  • Countries that operate public health-care systems often have long wait times for certain operations, for example, an estimated 782,936 Canadian patients spent an average waiting time of 9.4 weeks on medical waiting lists in 2005. (wikipedia.org)
  • The growth in medical tourism has the potential to cost US health care providers billions of dollars in lost revenue. (wikipedia.org)
  • In some parts of the world, wider political issues can influence where medical tourists will choose to seek out health care. (wikipedia.org)
  • The World bank ranked Dubai and Abu Dhabi as being the 2nd and 3rd, respectively, most popular medical tourism destinations in the region, behind Jordan.In first half of 2015, Dubai attracted 260,000 medical tourists The start of modern health care in the United Arab Emirates can be traced to the days when the area was known as the Trucial States. (wikipedia.org)
  • A state-of-the-art general hospital has opened in Abu Dhabi with a projected bed capacity of 143, a trauma unit, and the first home health care program in the UAE. (wikipedia.org)
  • Most health-care tourists to Cuba come seeking cures they don't believe they can find elsewhere. (chicagotribune.com)
  • specifically in countries with a medical infrastructure, that lacks important resources for health care delivery. (howng.com)
  • nation's
  • Under the slogan titled "Korea Grand Sale 2011," which will begin on Jan. 10, 2011 and last through Feb. 28, more than 14,000 department stores, shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, theme parks and other hospitality-related establishments will participate in the nation's largest shopping-oriented tourism festival across the country, the Visit Korea committee said. (koreatimes.co.kr)
  • Bayan Lepas, home to numerous multinational firms, is a major manufacturing centre, while George Town is the nation's leading medical tourism hub. (wikipedia.org)
  • cosmetic surgery
  • Today, an astounding 7 million people have travelled the globe for medical services for procedures like heart transplants to cosmetic surgery and dental care. (howng.com)
  • centres
  • As a nation, Malaysia and its non-governmental organizations, medical centres and facilitators have won numerous awards. (wikipedia.org)
  • patients
  • Alongside consultations, drugs and the procedure itself, patients receive luxury air-conditioned hospital accommodation, food and airport transfers. (africanbusinessmagazine.com)
  • About 80 percent of patients come from Latin America and the Caribbean, but the facility has attracted clients from as far away as Japan and Finland. (chicagotribune.com)
  • More patients are admitted to hospital in Vulcan than in the general Alberta population. (wikipedia.org)
  • travel
  • Companies that build peer review platforms to help would-be medical travelers find the best doctor and facility for their needs, similar to platforms already available for vacation travel, should be able to scale-up quickly in this environment. (medicaltourismmag.com)
  • A large draw to medical travel is convenience and speed. (wikipedia.org)
  • Wellness tourism is travel for the purpose of promoting health and well-being through physical, psychological, or spiritual activities. (wikipedia.org)
  • Primary wellness tourists travel entirely for wellness purposes while secondary wellness tourists engage in wellness-related activities as part of a trip. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, the trends soon reciprocated, with the travel agencies noticing the undermined potential of the state as a tourist destination. (wikipedia.org)
  • surgeon
  • We took it in as a humanitarian cause to save a life and as a medical challenge," says Muffazal Lakdawala, her surgeon, who is happy with her progress since the operation. (africanbusinessmagazine.com)
  • nearly
  • Nearly one-third of all visas issued to Afghan nationals by the Pakistani embassy and consulates in Afghanistan pertain to medical reasons. (wikipedia.org)
  • This sprint-distance triathlon attracts nearly 1,000 participants. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nowadays, thanks to the endorsement of daytime TV's leading lady , the Akanksha Infertility Clinic fertilizes eggs, implants and incubates embryos, and finally delivers contract babies at a rate of nearly one a week. (motherjones.com)
  • Americans
  • In diverse cities that are attractive to Americans, we can offer hospitals that are very competitive and at a very good price,'' Ramirez said. (skyscrapercity.com)
  • Tourists--including a growing number of Americans--are flocking to this socialist island to have their noses reshaped, their breasts lifted, their knees replaced or to find help for chronic problems, from neurological damage to psoriasis. (chicagotribune.com)
  • procedure
  • Organ transplantation is a medical procedure in which an organ is removed from one body and placed in the body of a recipient, to replace a damaged or missing organ. (wikipedia.org)
  • restrictions
  • The United Arab Emirates signed a tourism cooperation agreement with Lebanon on February 10, 2009 Tourists are required to obey some Muslim religious restrictions in public even if they are not Muslim themselves, such as refraining from eating or drinking in public places in the daytime during Ramadan fasting. (wikipedia.org)
  • people
  • This became officially known as the Oasis Hospital, unofficially as the "Kennedy Hospital" to local people. (wikipedia.org)
  • There will be people from insurance companies, tour operators from health and tourism sectors, medical tourism planners and third-party administrators," KTH chairman Phillip Augustine told reporters here Thursday. (medindia.net)
  • Efforts are taken to minimise the adverse effects of traditional tourism on the natural environment, and enhance the cultural integrity of local people. (wikipedia.org)