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  1. Lifestyle - Health

    Treatments on the fly: Asia a top destination for medical tourism

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:52pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... provider influenced my decision- cost was a factor but not the biggest one," says Hinds, who declined to give his real name. Medical tourism is a US$100 billion industry and growing, according to the Medical Tourism Association. Once enticed by the prospect of combining discounted health care with a holiday, medical tourists are now being lured abroad by the quality and broad range ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1574197/treatments-fly-asia-top-destination-medical-tourism
  2. News - World - ETHICS

    Switzerland sees ‘suicide tourism’ numbers double over four years

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:34pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Zurich Swiss 'suicide tourism' cases double The number of foreigners travelling to Switzerland for assisted suicides doubled over four years, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Ethics. In 2012, 172 foreigners took their lives in Switzerland, which has liberal euthanasia rules, up from 86 in 2009, with citizens from Germany and Britain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1578601/switzerland-sees-suicide-tourism-numbers-double-over-four-years
  3. Business - Economy

    Body of evidence

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by KAREN RAFFERTY

    ... Kevin Rafferty For all the supposed benefits of medical tourism- from savings to patients to cutting waiting lists for operations- the jury is still out on its merits Body of evidence A number of Asian countries, among them India, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, are making big bucks from the rapidly growing market for medical tourism, which may be worth US$100 billion a year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1216305/body-evidence
  4. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Rooms at Disneyland’s third hotel to cost HK$2,000-3,000 per night

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 06:29pm

    ... All political party representatives at the meeting supported the loan. It will be tabled at the finance committee for approval in May. Medical sector lawmaker Leung Ka-lau asked whether ... be given, said Deputy Commissioner for Tourism Rosanna Law Shuk-pui. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1434193/rooms-disneylands-third-hotel-cost-hk2000-3000-night
  5. Lifestyle - Travel - TAIWAN

    Medical cosmetic tourism in Taiwan lures high-end mainland Chinese travellers

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 09:05am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Medical tourism antidote to slump Winnie checked into a cosy Taipei clinic one recent afternoon for a full facial rejuvenation – a few ... new revenue sources, and medical cosmetic tourism is seen as one of the sources with a promising outlook,” said Lai Cheng-yi, head of the Tourism and Hotel Business Association based ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/travel/article/1366899/medical-cosmetic-tourism-taiwan-lures-high-end-mainland-chinese
  6. Business - Economy

    Cuba looks to medical tourism as income source

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 02:03pm by AFP

    ... Rigoberto Diaz Football legend Diego Maradona blazed a path for Cuba to become a medical tourism destination when he travelled to the island for drug addiction treatment in 2000. Since ... tourism as a revenue generator. Cuba’s main source of foreign income is the sale of medical services to other countries-- legions of doctors and nurses, who are public employees, travel abroad ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1293016/cuba-looks-medical-tourism-income-source
  7. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    The rise of medical tourism: buyer beware

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com Medical tourism is booming, but patients should do their research before committing to procedures, writes Elaine Yau The global ward Hong Kong-based writer ... by market researcher Global Information of six regional hotspots for medical tourism - India, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and South Korea - the industry in Asia is expected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1207810/rise-medical-tourism-buyer-beware
  8. Hainan aims to be a medical tourism hub

    Posted Dec 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Matt Ho, Zhuang Pinghui and Fiona Tam Hainan, the southernmost province looking to be the 'Hawaii of the East', has set its sights on becoming a medical tourism hub, bolstered ... tourism department, said the Hospital 301 branch was just the start in developing medical tourism. 'It may need to offer a total service that includes health improvement and elderly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/986923/hainan-aims-be-medical-tourism-hub
  9. News - World - ETHIOPIA

    Churches rock: Ethiopia eyes tourism boost from underground places of worship

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:17pm by GDN

    ... A "tourism master plan" for Ethiopia is being finalised to boost visitor numbers, which are growing by 10 per cent a year. Gezahegne, 22, an academic at Addis Ababa University, was making her ... sites," she said. "If the tourism bureau can advertise it, it can be a good source of income." The 11 Ethiopian Orthodox churches there have to be seen- and walked through- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1583875/churches-rock-ethiopia-eyes-tourism-boost-underground-places-worship
  10. News - Hong Kong - RIGHT OF ABODE

    Zero quota on mainland mums in hospitals 'bad for economy'

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy and Stuart Lau

    ... Patsy Moy and Stuart Lau Preventing mainland mothers from having babies here could harm medical tourism and is not a long-term fix, warns Basic Law expert City ban on mainland births wrong: lawyer Government measures to stop floods of mainland mothers visiting Hong Kong to give birth could hurt the city's medical tourism industry, a member of the Basic Law Committee has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1177267/zero-quota-mainland-mums-hk-hospitals-bad-economy

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