Present and Future trends of Medical tourism in Western Europe

Medical tourism in Europe has experienced an exponential growth in recent years creating offshoot niche markets in health tourism, wellness tourism, fertility tourism, dental tourism etc. Amidst the rapidly growing market, where does Western Europe stand? Is it merely a source destination or a preferred one for medical tourists? A chequered trend in medical travel…

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Interview with Ognjen Bagatin, CEO of Bagatin Clinic

Bagatin Clinic is the leading clinic for plastic surgery dermatology and dentistry in the region, recognized for its quality and expertise. On what basis do you build your brand and reputation? In our Clinic the client always comes first! From the very inception of Bagatin Clinic, more than 20 years ago, our business strategy was…

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Krapinske Toplice – International Health Destination

Krapinske Toplice is a well-known thermal spa, located in a quiet and beautiful valley surrounded by picturesque hills of Hrvatsko Zagorje, 50km away from the capital city of Zagreb. The thermal water in Krapinske Toplice flows from 4 sources and is chemically characterized by unique levels of calcium, magnesium and hydrocarbon. The water has shown…

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Chinese Southeast European Business Association (CSEBA)

Chinese Southeast European Business Association (CSEBA) was established in 2013 with a full support of the Government of the People’s Republic of China following the meetings with Mr. Li Yuanchao, Vice-President of People’s Republic of China, and Mr. Li Jinjun, Deputy Head of the International Department of the Communist Party of China. CSEBA was established…

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The Finnish Healthcare System

The Finnish healthcare system provides comprehensive and high-quality healthcare from primary healthcare services to specialized medical care. Knowledge and expertise have enabled Finland to reach a steady position as one of the wealthiest, healthiest and most prosperous countries in the world. Finland has a longer life expectancy than the EU average and is ranked as…

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Prof. Nikola Čičak, DSc, MD, Director of Akromion Special Hospital

Akromion Special Hospital is the largest private orthopedic hospital in Croatia, celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. Its professional team member and Director, Professor Nikola Čičak, DSc, MD, Orthopedics Specialist, is an internationally renowned orthopedist whose narrow specialization is shoulder surgery and hip replacement.   “Keeping up with the latest trends in modern medicine, individual…

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HEALTHY UNDER SUN – CHECK YOUR SKIN by HTI

During the 8th HTI Conference, a checkpoint in cooperation with the non-profit association Healthy under Sun (Zdravi pod suncem) will be offered: several Croatian dermatologists from the Croatian Clinical Hospital Sisters of Charity (KBC Sestre Milosrdnice) led by Dr Sanja Poduje, will perform preventive checks of skin and moles to all interested participants, and provide recommendations for further care…

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ITB Berlin partnered with HTI

ITB Berlin – the world’s largest tourism fair confirmed a partnership with HTI. The collaboration is a continuation of the policy of strategic networking of the HTI Conference with world industry leaders, organizations and events. ITB Berlin at the 2017 edition hosted over 10,000 exhibitors from 185 countries and recorded over 109,000 visitors. The organizer announces…

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Deloitte’s Insights in Health Tourism

HTI Conference’s partner Deloitte works with both private and public-sector entities involved in health tourism sector. Deloitte identifies, analyses and continually monitors changes at PESTL levels, which may dramatically impact the developmental direction of the health tourism sector on a global level, but also case based i.e. on specific markets (country level). Deloitte’s forecasts of the most…

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Starting Great Investments

At the beginning of 2018, a significant legislative change was introduced in Croatia, which will have important and positive implications for the future of health tourism. One of the major innovations is the regulation of the provision of health tourism services, which extends the number of providers of tourism services in health tourism – besides…

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Exclusive Wellness Brand Recognized Globally

Energy Clinic is an exclusive international center for the well-being of body, mind and inner self, focusing on revitalization and restoration of energy and feeling of complete relaxation, balance and enjoyment. In 2000, Energy Clinic was founded by Zdeslav Radovčić, an enthusiastic acolyte of oriental healing techniques. In 17 years, we have evolved from a couple…

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Akromion Special Hospital for Orthopaedic Surgery

Akromion Special Hospital for Orthopaedic Surgery is the largest private orthopaedic hospital in the Republic of Croatia. This year Akromion Special Hospital celebrate 10 years of successful work. Our patients have the many years of our team’s expertise, dedication and courtesy at their disposal to make them feel safe. Akromion Special Hospital has state-of-the-art equipment and…

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Bagatin Clinic invites you to the most modern laser center in the region

Wide offer of facial and body treatments  In the past 10 years, discoveries in skincare have enabled a rejuvenation of the most sensitive parts of the skin and treatment of issues which used to be considered untreatable. One of those discoveries are definitely laser treatments which have been used in medicine for a number of…

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Tour Operators’ Perspective: Meet Fit Reisen

HTI continues to provide participants with the ability to collaborate with a number of industry leaders who can significantly increase their business chances and ensure a new direction of development in global market conditions. One of the speakers of this year’s conference is Claudia Wagner, General Manager of FitReisen, the leading German provider of health…

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Wellness Trends to Watch in 2018

A steady and high growth of the wellness industry has been expected. According to Euromonitor International, the global market for health and wellness offers reached $ 686 billion in 2016 and is expected to grow at 3.5% CAGR, to $ 815 billion by 2021. However, the distribution of the various segments of this profitable and…

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HTI Promotion for 2018 Starts in Paris

Les Thermalies, the world exhibition on health, wellness and water will take place in Paris from 1-4 February 2018. This will be the 36th edition of the established worldwide event with over 30,000 visitors, 300 exhibitors and over 300 journalists of leading world media only last year. The most prominent world experts will present the…

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HTI Regional Office for Russia and CIS

At the beginning of December, HTI established the Russia and CIS countries Regional Office. The main goal is to establish close cooperation with major partners in health tourism, educational programs, doctor exchange program and buyers networking. Entering the area of the most perspective markets, where the fastest results can be expected, HTI strengthens its position…

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AI improving hospital’s reputation!

In the digital era there are lots of powerful tools which offer patients a possibility to easily share their hospital experiences, opinions, recommendations. That has a huge impact on hospital’s reputation so they need to build a new relationship with patients to stand the quality. According to the American Economic Review hospital reputation is an…

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EU Parliament: funding for health tourism

The European Parliament hosted and HTI attended a high-level conference in Brussels on 27th of September 2017, as a celebration of the International Tourism Day. Mr Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament underlined that Europe is the first tourism destination in the world and said that the „next budget should be more overtly political…

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Which are the best destinations for dental tourism?

Dental Departures, a company that matches customers with clinics in 35 countries, lists the top world destinations for dental tourism. Five European countries generates a great revenue in the market. For example, the leading European destination Hungary attracts approximately 40 percent of dental medical tourism from within the EU only and 21 percent of travellers…

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Selfie in diagnosing cancer

Scientists have designed a revolutionary new cancer screening tool that they believe can diagnose pancreatic cancer by analysing a user’s selfie. Early screening for pancreatic cancer is critical, since it has one of the lowest survival rates among all cancers. The technology, called ‘BiliScreen’ detect changes in the colour of a person’s sclera (white of…

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Is Blockchain the answer?

Public expenditure on health care and long-term care has been increasing over the last decades in all EU Member States. In 2015, it accounted for 8.7% of GDP in the EU and could reach up to 12.6% of GDP in 2060, according to the Joint Report on Health Care and Long-term Care Systems and Fiscal…

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Why is 2017 crucial for the future of healthcare?

For the first time since 1950 the working age population is beginning to decline. Also, we are facing a dramatic increase in the population aged 65 and over. According to the EU 30% to 40% of healthcare expenditure is already spent on people aged 65 and older. This causes changes in spending money. People are…

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What is Presenteeism?

According to Integrated Benefits Institute data poor health takes approximately $576 billion annually out of the U.S. economy with 39 percent of that being attributed to lost productivity due to absenteeism and presenteeism. How companies can reduce the costs of “missed work”? One of the strategies is to implement a supportive work environment with new…

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Press Release 21/07/2017

8th HTI Conference – the leading European conference on health tourism industry to be held in Zagreb, Croatia Zagreb, July 21, 2017 – The HTI (Health Tourism Industry) Conference, one of the most significant global events of its kind, will be held from 1-3 March 2018 in Zagreb. By entering its eight edition HTI Conference has…

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The irresistible charm of Zagreb

If you are coming to Croatia, do not miss to visit Zagreb. At least for a short while. You will be delighted by its European charm with nicely preserved traces of Austro-Hungarian tradition, beautiful parks and promenades close to the city centre, and vibrancy of the streets, especially during the holidays or summer months. Zagreb’s…

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10th World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress

This year’s World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress will be held in Los Angeles from October 2 – 4, 2017. The tenth edition of the Congress is the central event of the American Medical Tourism Association, an international organization promoting health tourism and global healthcare industry. World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress is…

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HTI Conference 2017 under the patronage of the Republic of Croatia

We are very proud to announce that the next Health Tourism Industry Conference will be held under the patronage of the President of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović. The importance of the event happening between 28th of February and 2nd of March 2017 has been recognized by the Republic of Croatia, which is one the greatest acknowledgments for…

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Health tourism in Italy has a positive outlook

“Italian hospitals plan to benefit more from the growing health tourism in Italy. Each year, seven million people around the world take a trip for medical reasons, generating a turnover of 100 billion dollars. International observers estimate that Italy might reach a revenue of 4 billion euros. Until now, tourists have been attracted by artistic…

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GCR.org – The Global Clinic Rating

The GCR (also known as the “Global Clinic Rating”) is the world’s largest medical clinic standards & accreditation body, daily monitoring almost 500,000 medical facilities worldwide across 126 countries, with 2000+ medical clinics now GCR verified or accredited. The GCR accreditation is based on factual data – looking at the level of expertise, facilities, services…

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PlacidWay and HTI Conference forge partnership

HTI Conference partner PlacidWay, a leader in the medical tourism industry, is a US-based company focused on connecting patients and medical providers from around the globe. Founded in 2007, PlacidWay has evolved into a recognized brand in the industry providing full-service solutions from marketing and education to patient coordination, logistics and provider management. PlacidWay’s network…

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Top 5 European destinations in health tourism and special acknowledgment for Croatia

Health Tourism Industry conference will be held in Croatia for the second time from February 28th until March 2nd. During the Gala Dinner Awards in Rovinj, which is partnered with Croatian National Tourist Board, prizes will be given to the best European destinations in health tourism for 2017. The winners were chosen based on research Medical Tourism Indexand…

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How terrorism affects EU medical tourism?

Tourism is a major economic activity in the European Union with wide-ranging impact on economic growth, employment, and a social development. It can be a powerful tool in fighting economic decline and unemployment. European tourism has performed vigorously in recent years, although long-term projections point to a slower growth of international arrivals when compared to…

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Monitoring medical tourism trends

Only a few years ago, medical tourism was a blip in overall global tourism spending. Today, it is a multi-billion dollar industry that is expected to increase by up to 25 percent per year over the next 10 years. Using Visa transaction data we can see how much medical tourism has grown and project future…

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Termatalia Mexico 2016

Members of HTI Conference will participate in the 16th edition of International Fair of Thermal Tourism, Health and Wellness – Termatalia Mexico from 29th September to 1st October. Termatalia Mexico 2016 will reinforce its role as thermal bridge between Euroasia and Latin America with the celebration of Termatalia Mexico in Arteaga (Coahuila-Mexico), which will congregate…

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Healthier after Brexit?

” On 21 March 2016, the Telegraph published the views of UKIP’s health affairs spokesperson, Louise Bours MEP, under the headline ‘Britain’s NHS can’t survive staying in the EU’. Her argument is that the EU referendum gives us a choice between the NHS or the EU, ‘because we can’t have both’. At a cross-party conference…

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Dr. Prem at HTI Conference

” I am delighted to receive the invitation to the seventh Health Tourism Conference scheduled to be held again in Rovinj, Croatia, from 28th February ‘2017 till 3rdof March 2017. This would be a great gathering where eminent personalities in the field of medical tourism would participate from around the globe. Visitors to the conference would…

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Opportunity Meets Innovation In Vienna: The HTI Conference

The HTI Conference is a networking platform and a factory of opportunities for thought leaders in the medical tourism space to come together and exchange knowledge and innovation. Connect with influencers from Dubai Health Authority, the Croatian Chamber of Economy, and the American based MTA. Additionally, the Medical Tourism Association is offering a live Certified…

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The 9th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress

The highly anticipated World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress, a signature event of the Medical Tourism Association®, held this year, Sept. 25-28, 2016 in Washington DC, brings together up to 3,000 top professionals from around the world for the ultimate benefit of networking and collaborating while gaining insight into emerging trends from recognized speakers,…

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Swiss clinic with one patient

The Kusnacht Practice was founded in 2007 by the Canadian addiction counsellor Lowell Monkhouse, who continues to be its Chairman. The treatment centre’s first offices were located a short distance from the C. G. Jung Institute where Dr. Carl Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist known as the founder of analytical psychology, lived and worked until his…

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HTI Conference cares for children

HTI Conference proudly supports most vulnerable part of society – children without parents and parental care, through aiding home for children „Maestral“. Last week HTI Team surprised the children with gourmet food and pastries-we believe this will continue to be lasting and fruitful partnership. The Home for Children “Maestral” is an institution of social care…

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MTA Workshop 2016

CERTIFIED MEDICAL TOURISM PROFFESIONAL® Certification Workshop | Vienna, Austria                            March 5th, 2016 | 9:00 am – 6:00 pm ORGANIZED BY: HTI Conference & Medical Tourism Association® WORKSHOP OVERVIEW The Certified Medical Tourism Professional® (CMTP) is a more in-depth training program that allow…

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Drug Options Make Medical Tourism an Easier Pill to Swallow

CEO and Founder of the HTI Conference Mr. Zdeslav Radovcic at the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress – Asia-Pacific 2015 Drug Options Make Medical Tourism an Easier Pill to Swallow Holding a rhinestone-coated iPhone in one hand, a 52-year-old Chinese woman who goes by the surname Chen uses her free palm to pull a wheeled-suitcase…

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