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  1. HK is the sick man of Asia when it comes to medical tourism

    Posted Oct 19th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Healthcare Holdings and Thailand's Bumrungrad International seem to think there may be a future in Hong Kong for so-called medical tourism. But the question is whether our government officials ... Meanwhile, Bangkok-based Bumrungrad International, one of the largest medical tourism players in the world, is also eyeing opportunities in Hong Kong. It is among the 12 parties which in March ...

  2. Medical trips are new form of tourism

    Posted Oct 25th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... with the family? Medical tourism, in which the tourists travel aboard for cheaper or better medical check-ups or treatments, is on the rise. The value of global medical tourism is expected to increase to US$100 billion in 2012 from US$60 billion in 2006. India and Thailand, which have catered to such tourism for many years and today are major players, are now seeking mergers and acquisitions ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health

    Great E-scapes

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... Kylie Knott kylie.knott@scmp.com Tech-free tourism is gaining popularity among travellers looking to detox from the digital world. Kylie Knott looks at places designed to recharge your mind and not your phone Great E-scapes Hunched over, a young Fruit Ninja fan squirms on his MTR seat, slicing bananas as if his life depends on it. Next to him two women share earphones, while ...

  4. Outside tourism, Sars caused little damage

    Posted Jul 31st 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Preliminary figures for July already point that way. The impact on the tourism business, the one that really counts here, was a three-month affair covering the second quarter, with visitor arrivals ... at the time. So let us concentrate on the tourism business. The second assumption is that the decline in total spending by visitors was roughly proportional to the decline in their numbers. I hear ...

  5. Stem-cell tourism

    Posted May 26th 2006, 12:00am by Simon Montlake

    ... are also promoting so-called medical tourism. Bangkok is in front in terms of patient numbers. Market leader Bumrungrad claims to be the world's busiest international hospital, with 400,000 ... than 40 patients using stem-cell therapy- mostly Americans willing to travel overseas for a procedure that isn't licensed at home. It is a far cry from mainstream medical tourism ...

  6. Hospitals to showcase latest in medicine at fair

    Posted Aug 10th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The city's 12 private hospitals are to create a 'virtual hospital' at a major health fair to educate people about the latest in medicine. The 2nd Hong Kong International Medical and Health Care Fair, which starts next Thurs ...

  7. Medicine under the sun

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Most people associate medical tourism in Southeast Asia with urban centres, such as Bangkok and Singapore, where they can find hospitals resembling five-star hotels, well-trained doctors ... on the Indonesian island of Bali in May. Together with the Courtyard by Marriott Bali Nusa Dua, it is offering the first medical tourism packages and services to be offered in Indonesia. Located near ...

  8. Vietnam: just what the doctor ordered

    Posted Jul 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... popular medical tourism destinations in Asia. Thailand and Singapore lead the charge, together accounting for 64 per cent of the Asian market in 2008. But Vietnam is shaping up to be a top ... accredited by the French National Authority for Health, recently launched a full suite of medical tourism packages, offering itineraries that combine procedures like Lasik and plastic surgery ...

  9. Hospital system in need of overhaul

    Posted Dec 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... A series of medical incidents at Tuen Mun Hospital has prompted yet another review of our health care system. This time the Hospital Authority is to focus on clinical governance across all hospitals after three specialists failed to spot signs of internal ...

  10. Private hospitals must be more open

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... accreditation would help Hong Kong compete for medical tourism with places such as Singapore and Thailand. ...




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