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Costa Rica Tops In Medical Tourism – Getting Medical Care in Another Country

"Medical tourism," or traveling to another country for medical care, is a growing trend. Patients Beyond Borders says that between 11 million and 14 million people travel each year for medical care. According to Patients Beyond Borders, a guide to medical tourism, top destinations include...

Dental Tourism Industry Exploits Workers in Mexico

The town of Los Algodones in Mexico is nicknamed “Molar City”. It has a population of just 6,000 people and, shockingly, it has more than 500 practising dentists. This has produced an intense clustering of dental clinics within a four block radius. Many of these...

Tourism To Costa Rica Continues To Grow, But Is Alo Diversifying

Q COSTA RICA- No longer tourists come to Costa Rica only for the beaches, volcanoes or cloud forests, rather more foreigners come on business trips, to get medical treatments and study. According to the most recent data by the Central Bank (Banco Central de Costa...

Cuban medicine is available to all tourists

(Today Cuba) The prestige and the high scientific level of Cuban medicine is available to all tourists traveling to the island, Dr. Jorge Alberto Miranda, said the president of the Cuban Medical Services Trading Company (CSMC). Miranda was participating in the Tourism Fair, Cuba 2016,...

Legislator Proposes Exemptions and Incentives For Medical Tourism Businesses

(QCOSTARICA) An initiative by PUSC legislator Gerardo Vargas, with the support of legislators of other parties, proposes a series of economic benefits to businesses engaged in medical tourism. The benefits include excemptions in various taxes, including the import of specialized equipment and materials to offer...

Wellness Tourism A Growing Trend

QCOSTARICA - Sustained growth has been projected in "wellness" tourism in the region, which still needs to make efforts to differentiate promotion of this type of tourism from medical tourism. In Guatemala, the category of wellness tourism is included under medical tourism, but authorities intend...

El Salvador Medical Tourism Up 8%

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS - In 2014 the medical tourism industry in El Salvador generated revenues of US$21.2 million, 8.5% more than was generated in 2013. In 2014 19,000 tourists, mostly from the United States, visited the country to have a procedure or undergo treatment, whose...

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