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Service Diversification in International Medical Tourism

Medical tourism is characterized worldwide by many individual companies that are not organized in big chains or other types of conglomerates. Nonetheless, one can observe that medical tourist companies start to develop growth strategies assuming that the post-covid era begins soon. There are, as in many other businesses, different types of diversification. Firstly, the “therapeutic…

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What to Keep in Mind When in Medical Travel

Medical Travel and Its Components   Medical tourism consists of various aspects that all need to be recognized. The following five components play a major role, i.e., who travels, type of treatment, its legality, how the payment works, and the travelers’ social standard. All those aspects have to be recognized to ensure a successful business…

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Sherif Hassan interview

Why Croatia deserves the ITB Medical Tourism Destination Award

An interview with Sherif Hassan, MD that has been published on the Croatian tourism portal Turizmoteka.hr A well-deserved award for a country that has Hvar as the birthplace of European medical Tourism in 1868. So, stating that Croatia is a newcomer to the Health Tourism arena is a Myth. At the occasion of the new award to the…

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Amy Wang Expert's View

Why do Chinese Travel Abroad for Health Care?

Health travel in China has been rising in popularity for the last years. Nevertheless, there are a few details you need to learn about the Chinese people to understand why they travel abroad seeking medical assistance. One factor is the infrastructure – the Chinese are perfectly capable of building up a completely new and functional…

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Amy Wang Expert's View

Where are the Chinese patients?

Health travel in China seems to be growing a lot, but many countries still struggle with getting Chinese patients. Where are they? Chinese patients “hide” in our health insurance system, that is, the social health care system. China’s social health care system has three levels of funding: The bottom level – funded by urban-rural medical…

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The impact of Covid-19 on health travel in Croatia

What would be the impact of Covid-19 on health travel in Croatia? Like the rest of the world, Croatia had significantly fewer visitors this year. Yet, but there is still some good news to keep in mind. Following recent UNWTO findings, 80% of European travelers will choose Europe as a destination, 40% of them travel…

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The New Health Travel: Innovation, Digitalization, Sustainability

We are all well-aware of the challenges brought up by Covid-19, which forced us indeed to look for disruptive solutions. The same applies to health travel and tourism. Looking back to January 2020, the year started full of glory and full of hope about achieving courageous business plans and breaking new tourism records. Instead, we…

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Medical tourism post-Covid19 – What got you here, won’t get you there!

In the past 20 years, a lot of countries threw their hat on Medical Tourism and succeeded in attracting business to their country. Some focused on promoting wellness and preventive side of healthcare, a few offered cosmetic and aesthetic treatment, others positioned themselves as high-end tertiary care destination and the rest tried their luck with…

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Virus Protection with Body Wellness

Body wellness is body hygiene from inside and outside. Body hygiene from inside means to supply the body with healthy food and to do a detox regularly. If we eat healthily and if we are aware of the necessity of regular detox, we will keep the gut immune system intact. Gut health is the cornerstone…

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Sherif Hassan interview

Personalized Wellness and the Future of Healthcare

With the global wellness industry estimated value of $4.2 trillion in 2017, according to the nonprofit Global Wellness Institute (GWI), there is ever-growing interest and momentum in the development of that Industry. Quite interesting is the fact that the wellness travel market’s annual growth rate of 6.5 percent for the years 2015 to 2017 is…

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