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Latin America
Destination Spotlight

How Has Coronavirus Changed Medical Travel in Latin America

Destinations such as Cuba, Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic became the major players in the region’s medical travel business, attracting hundreds of thousands of medical tourists to the continent every year. But when the coronavirus pandemic hit, it dealt a strong blow to the burgeoning industry that might take years to recover from.

Wellness Travel
Wellness Travel & Tourism

Wellness Travel Will Be the Focus in the Post-Pandemic Era

The coronavirus has upended every aspect of life and heightened mental health concerns for most people. Given this, many people now desire to take wellness trips to renew their mental, spiritual, and physical wellbeing when the crisis is over.

Accreditation & Certification

Building Patient Trust in a COVID-19 (or post Covid-19) World

As travel restrictions begin to lift; however, patients will begin to seek medical and dental care at destinations and organizations where they feel safe.

Technology & Innovation

How Blockchain Technology is Disrupting the Fight against COVID-19

Tech companies have developed a wide range of applications and use cases of the technology in combating the numerous challenges caused by the pandemic.

Industry News

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Travel Vaccine Industry

As the coronavirus pandemic led to widespread economic closures, movement restrictions, travel bans, and changing consumer behaviors, the travel vaccine industry has also had its share of the global downturn.

COVID-19 and Medical Tourism

Will Medical Tourism Survive the Coronavirus Pandemic?

The medical tourism industry has been the hardest-hit by the global economic slump caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Stakeholders are now uncertain of what lies ahead.

COVID-19 and Medical Tourism
Destination Spotlight

COVID-19 and the Future of Medical Tourism Across Europe

At the start of 2020, Medical Data Forecast released a report that predicted massive growth of medical tourism in Europe, however, the coronavirus pandemic has upended this trajectory this trajectory

COVID-19 and Medical Tourism
Technology & Innovation

How COVID-19 Pandemic Enhanced Care Delivery in Medical Tourism Destinations 

Although the COVID-19 pandemic stretched healthcare beyond its limits and has significantly shrunken revenue for healthcare institutions, it has stirred new patient care models and approaches that improve healthcare delivery while keeping providers and patients safe

Medical tourism
Industry News

Medical Tourism in a Viral World

An updated Medical Tourism Index lays out the international terrain for health travel, but the impact of COVID-19 on such a global industry remains to be seen.

South Korea Medical Tourism

Medical Tourism Association Partners with Korea Tourism Organization to Extend South Korean Global Medical Services after Successful COVID-19 Containment

Medical Tourism Association (MTA) partners with Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) as South Korea extends high complexity medical services to international patients at a pivotal COVID-19 transition point.

Industry News

UAE Launches Blockchain-Powered Health Data Platform

To accelerate the digital transformation of healthcare in the UAE, key players have built a blockchain-powered portal that concentrates all health data in one secure system accessible by authorized members of the chain

Birth Tourism
Industry News

Trump Scraps ‘Birth Tourism’ - Issues New Rules Restricting Travel to the US for Birth Purposes.

The Trump administration is imposing a new visa policy restricting foreign nationals from giving birth in the US so their children can become American citizens, a practice that has been termed “birth tourism”. This new rule, which takes effect on Friday January 24, is one of President Donald Trump’s prime political concerns.

New Destination
Destination Spotlight

Vietnam: An Emerging Global Leader in Dental Tourism

By leveraging the core drivers of health travel, especially affordability and first-rate dental care, Vietnam hopes to achieve its vision of being the dental tourism hub of the world.

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