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Medical Tourism Association has launched The Medical Tourism Association (MTA) is an association made up of the top international hospitals, insurers, educational institutions,

Medical tourism on the rise More people than ever before are travelling overseas to seek medical and dental treatment abroad, it has been revealed.

Low-cost dental treatment from the Kreativ Dental Clinic in Budapest With many dental treatments simply not available on the NHS and the cost of private dental work rocketing, many people in the UK have neglected their dental health and shied away from much needed treatments.

Malta promotes medical tourism provision Malta is planning to boost its medical tourism provision with a £20 million injection of finance being made available to help attract visitors to the country

Hong Kong to become 'centre of medical excellence' Women have been flocking to Hong Kong to give birth, as the private healthcare provision tends to be better in the city than on the mainland.

EU ethical disparities force couples into IVF treatment abroad Legal differences between EU member states are driving many couples overseas to seek infertility treatment, a senior IVF expert has claimed.

Singapore recognised for medical tourism Singapore's successful medical tourism industry has been recognised at the TravelWeekly Industry Awards, which were held in Hong Kong earlier this month.

Kerala to establish new medical tourism centre A new holistic tourism centre is to be set up in the Indian state of Kerala, offering medical treatment and visitor attractions, it has been reported.

Medical tourism package for hair launched in Brazil A new medical tourism package designed to cater for people with hair loss has been launched in Brazil.

Indian men keen on cosmetic surgery Cosmetic surgeons in India are being kept busy with both locals and medical tourists keen to improve their appearance by going under the knife

Yemen promotes first medical tourism destination Medical tourism now accounts for around five per cent of international tourism, and Yemen is one of the latest countries attempting to develop this sector.

Travel to Prague for tourism and treatment The Czech Republic has developed its tourism industry immensely over the last few years, welcoming hoards of tourists and patients seeking treatment abroad.

Patient finds cheaper knee replacement in France A growing number of people are travelling across the channel to France to seek treatment abroad.

Family travel to China for private stem cell treatment A Bournemouth family have travelled to China so that their daughter can receive stem cell treatment.

Iranian cosmetic surgery boom fuelled by rhinoplasty demand Cosmetic surgery has made its mark in Iran, despite sharia law forbidding women from attempting to attract male attention.

Medical tourism was 'best thing I ever did' Patients are being forced to travel abroad in order to receive medical treatment as the NHS struggles to keep its finances afloat, it has emerged.

New medical tourism breaks for Scots Scottish consumers will be able to book new medical tourism holidays this summer, thanks to a new range of deals from Barrhead Travel.

More Brits to travel to Poland for treatment abroad The number of patients travelling to Poland for private treatment is set to increase by ten to 20 per cent a year, according to forecasts

'Friendly' Turkey adds to medical tourism boom Many countries have been developing their own medical tourism industry to order to cash in on the increasing demand for treatment abroad.

Medical insurance for treatment in India? According to official figures, at least 150,000 people travel from 55 countries to India for medical treatment.

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