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    Medical tourism is a type of touristic travel which involves a person who lives in one country to travel to another country to receive medical aid. Medical procedures taken abroad have a variety in options like dentistry, hip replacement, cosmetic surgeries, oncology, cardiology, cardiovascular surgeries, cancer treatments, scans, orthopedics and neurology. Popular sites that are the hot spot for undergoing medical procedures, in increasing to decreasing order, are primarily started off with Mexico and then the Middle East, South America, Central America and Europe. If we were to go with specifics the popular destinations would be Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and United States. Although it’s yet…

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    Medical tourism has been a trend for medical care for years. The term “medical tourism” can be defined as the travel of people to another country for the purpose of obtaining medical treatment in that country. Mostly, people travel from highly developed countries to less developed countries for medical treatment. Medical travels have become more popular option for medical care especially for recent years. In the article ‘Medical Tourism’, Stanley states; it is foreseen that the number of people…

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    What is Medical Tourism? The simple answer is when someone travels to a place seeking medical treatment lasting longer than one day. Medical tourism nowadays usually means that people have to travel outside their home country seeking treatment because of the cost, medical technology and treatment and a shorter waiting time for more time sensitive cases. With the current system of health care in Unite States the concept of Medical Tourism has become more popular in the last few years and will…

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    developing service systems such as medical tourism service system. The essential goal of a medical service system is to meet the needs of all of its stakeholders and to achieve that, business requirements and business change factors have to be properly identified and analyzed. Lee, Sugumaran…

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    Unit Title: Introduction to Medical Tourism Structure: Medical Tourism or Health Tourism refers to the travel of people to another country for receiving medical treatment in that country. In the past, people from developing countries travelled to developed countries for treatments that were either not available or were not of the required standards in their own countries. Although this pattern still continues, the trend in recent years is for people from the developed countries to travel to the…

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    Ethical Issues in Medical Tourism From business to leisure purposes, traveling abroad has been increasing steadily, estimating that about 106 million people in the United States (US) traveled abroad for various purposes in 2015 (“Monthly Departures to International Destinations,” n.d.). A relatively new industry, medical tourism, has become one of the drivers that continues to increase the number of US residents to travel abroad. Medical tourism can be simply defined as traveling abroad for…

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    Box 15.1 discusses the term medical tourism, which resembles an industry whose growth is increasing due to globalization (Clarke, 2012, Pg.399). The term involves the act of one travelling to a country other than their own with the ambition to seek medical care as it may differentiate in terms of cost, wait times, and availability (Hopkins et al, 2010, pg.185). This term has been involved in numerous debates where highlights and downfalls of its act cause for some to see it as lacking liability,…

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    HOT TOPICS: TRAVEL & TOURISM People wants to find a way to relax and get away from their normal life. They travel all around the world to learn about history, relax and amusement. What hospitality industry offers is a wide variety of transportation, lodging, amusement, etc. The question is, “What does it for every country to operate business within the industry hospitality, to support all the tourist?” How does the travel and tourism handle obstacles that may jeopardize business? What…

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    ‘Support for tourism’ Reasons for government involvement There are many reasons the Scottish government would be involved in the tourism industry of the country, this is because tourism generates a huge income for the country. The total number of employment in the tourism industry in 2011 was 2.4 million, most of the employment involved as in the food and beverage service industry which employed 458,000 people. Travel and tourism is an industry which relies on its employees, they earn money…

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    included in tour costs.  Adequate and hygienic toilet, bathroom and urinal facilities are required at heritage sites. These facilities also need maintenance and cleanliness.  Amusement Parks and secondary entertainment facilities: Now days the tourists want to enjoy more and that too by spending least of their time. This opportunity can be availed by the ministry of tourism by building good amusement parks and shopping complexes near the famous tourist spots. .It will not only promote tourism…

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