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Imperial Dental Specialist Centre, Malaysia

The Imperial Dental Specialist Centre is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The centre specialises in dental, skeletal, soft tissue and neuromuscular issues of the craniofacial area.

The Imperial Dental Specialist Centre won the 2016 IMTJ award for international dental clinic of the year.


Széchenyi Thermal Baths and Swimming Pool, Hungary


The Széchenyi Thermal Baths and Swimming Pool is located in Budapest, Hungary. Széchenyi offers a variety of medical services, including mud treatments, underwater curative gymnastics and carbon-dioxide baths, available with a medical prescription.

The Széchenyi Thermal Baths and Swimming Pool won the 2016 IMTJ award for the international thermal medical bath of the year.

Danubius Health Spa Resort in Margitsziget, Hungary


The Danubius Health Spa Resort, located in Maritsziget, Hungary, is known as the spa island of Budapest. All rooms have a balcony and the resort has indoor and outdoor pools, as well as a jacuzzi. The Wellness Centre offers wellness massages and baths, while the Medical Spa is home to a therapy centre, salt cave, laser eye clinic and dental clinic.

Danubius Health Spa Resort won the 2016 IMTJ award for international medical tourism hotel of the year.

Budapest Plastic Surgery

Rhinoplasty and facial specialist in Hungary

Budapest Plastic Surgery is led by Dr. Rodrigo, a specialized plastic surgeon, who treats patients from around the globe. This cosmetic clinic specializes in plastic surgery for both men and women. Procedures range from lipo-sculpture, facelift, eye lift surgery, nose surgery, ear surgery, neck life, to brow life and fat removal. This easily accessible surgery center is located near hotels and apartments, as well as in close proximity to Budapest’s public transportation. The Budapest Plastic Surgery Center has multiple operating rooms and recovery centers located in Rokus Hospital. The clinic has the latest equipment and staffs expert surgeons.

Treatment at your leisure

As new medical advancements are announced, new tourism attractions launched and flight routes increased, a specialist portal, The Healthcare Holiday, features a comprehensive online medical tourism resource highlighting key destinations, top accredited medical facilities and links to advisories and related feature articles.

Medical Tourism Large

Unique to The Healthcare Holiday is the provision of a specialist travel facility. Once medical treatment options have been researched and confirmed, a dedicated link is provided to give access to travel arrangements all tailored and designed to meet the needs of today’s medical travellers. Booking through thehealthcareholiday.com allows its travel facility to extend great discounts, flexible booking options, added value services such as extra luggage allowance, and of course convenient accommodation for individual and group itineraries.

Visit www.thehealthcareholiday.com


Medical News around the globe


Plans are underway in Thailand to increase the country’s potential on health and medical services as well as traditional Thai medicine. These includes offering health care for international tourists who become ill on holiday or business and better control of communicable diseases. A visa extension to 90 days from 30 will be allowed for visitors from Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and may be expanded to visitors from other countries later.

RAK Hospital, Abu Dhabi, a luxury, hotel-style hospital is optimizing its medical services to attract patients outside the UAE over the next six months and will offer cosmetic surgery.


The Philadelphia International Medicine Network of hospitals and physicians earned high scores in the annual US News & World Report hospital rankings, placing three of its hospitals among the best in the U.S.
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital was nationally-ranked in seven specialty areas – cancer; ear nose and throat; gastroenterology and GI surgery; neurology and neurosurgery; ophthalmology; orthopedics and urology. Fox Chase Cancer Center, which with 64 beds devoted to cancer care, ranked among the nation’s best cancer centers and the Wills Eye Hospital was ranked the nation’s second best ophthalmology center.

Travel News

Crystal Cruises is planning to operate its own Boeing Dreamliner and entering the river cruise and luxury Yacht sectors.

Currently with two ships, the luxury line plans to add three 1,000 passenger all-suite ocean cruise ships from 2018.A-62 passenger yacht, Crystal Esprit will launch in December and two river cruise vessels will be added.  In 2017, a specially configured 60-seat 787 Dreamliner will be in operation under the Crystal Luxury Air brand.

Crystal River Cruises will launch in Europe in late March 2017. The vessels are said to offer “larger accommodation and space to guest ration than any other river cruise ship”, as well as its six star service. Destinations will include France, Germany, Switzerand, Holland, Belgium, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria.  A luxury yacht tender will be on offer for private yachting experiences which will transport guests to more secluded areas within the destinations.

Cunard’s flagship Queen Mary 2 is entering the singles market by introducing 15 solo cabins. It will also add an additional 30 Britannia Club balcony cabins.

Marriott International has opened its first property in Mecca, Saudi Arabia to accommodate Religion Tourism. This Makkah Marriott offer 426 rooms with views of the holy city and Great Mosque of Mecca.

India Essential Facts

Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport
Time Zone: India Time Zone
Weather/Climate: New Delhi experiences drastic seasons. In the winter temperatures average around 5°C, while in the summer temperatures can reach 45°C. The ideal time to visit is from October through March.
Language Spoken: Hindi (main) as well as English, Urdu and Punjabi
Currency: Indian Rupee
Dialing Code: +91

Medical and Healthcare Summary

India is on the list of global medical tourism destinations and New Delhi is becoming one of the most prominent and popular cities  for medical procedures with three key multi- specialist hospitals, each worth considering. They include The Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, The Medanta Hospital and Max Healthcare.

Lower prices for high quality medical care are a serious proposition to interested consumers wishing to arrange treatment while combining the visit with a holiday with family and friends. However, hygiene, safety and third world country perceptions are key questions raised when India is considered as an option for medical tourism.

Recent visits to these three major hospitals in Delhi provided insight into these concerns. At each, security was very much evident with people and patients channeled through security gates and all bags scanned.

Hygiene is a priority with no food, drink, flowers or medicines  allowed on to the wards from outside. All food and water preparation is managed by the hospital to avoid any infection and to maintain the highest hygiene practices. The wards are calm, quiet and have additional security at the entrance.

With popular procedures costing patients considerably less than other countries, along with the modern medical facilities, New Delhi is an option for patients seeking medical treatment abroad.

India specialises in heart surgery, joint replacements, cosmetic surgery, and cancer treatments.