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Kos: Hippocrates Birthplace to Host KEDE Int’l Health Tourism Conference

The Greek island of Kos, the birthplace of Hippocrates, Father of Medicine, will host the 2nd International Conference on Health Tourism, organized by the Central Union of Municipalities of Greece (KEDE).

LA Workshop Focuses on Greek Health Tourism Potential

Greece’s potential as a leading health tourism destination was the focus of a day event, recently held at the Huffington Center in Los Angeles.

Greece Must Step Up Efforts to Secure Health Travelers

Despite the significant potential of health tourism, Greece is lagging behind its rivals in terms of market share, according to Athens Medical Association President George Patoulis.

ELITOUR, Kountoura Meet to Set Out Medical Tourism Plan

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and Greek Medical Tourism Council head George Patoulis discussed on ways to promote Greece as a health destination.

Promotion of Health and Wellness Tourism on Greece’s Agenda

The Tourism Ministry is interested in promoting health and wellness tourism in its aim to establish Greece as a 365 days a year destination.

‘Out of the Blue’ Resort Wins Silver for Innovative Health, Wellness Program

The Out of the Blue, Capsis Elite Resort was honored at the Tourism Awards 2018 for its health and wellness DETOX 5+ program.

Makedonia Palace Supports Sports Medicine Event in Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki's Makedonia Palace hotel supported the 12th conference of the Sports Medicine Association of Greece with a financial contribution of 6,000 euros.

ITB Berlin 2018 Expands Medical Tourism Segment

The fast-growing Medical Tourism segment at the ITB Berlin trade show will relocate this year to a larger hall due to growing demand.

Greece Sets Legal Framework for Thalassotherapy Centers

The technical and operational specifications for the development of thalassotherapy centers in Greece have been announced.

Local Gov’t Key in Making Greece a Health Tourism Destination

Local government must play a key role in establishing Greece as a leading medical and wellness tourism destination, KEDE President George Patoulis said.

Attica Gets Second Certified Thermal Spring

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura has certified a thermal spring located in the coastal suburb of Glyfada, southern Athens.

Medical Tourism Gains Ground, Says IPK Survey

Nearly 70 percent of all international health and medical outbound trips in 2016 were made for health-oriented reasons, according to a survey by IPK International.

Conference to Focus on Health Tourism Benefits for Greek Local Authorities

The benefits of health tourism for Greek local authorities will be focused on during a conference on January 8 in Athens.

Greece Still Needs Actions to Achieve Medical Tourism Growth

Greek experts, academics and authorities explored ways to tap into the growing health tourism market, during the Greek Tourism Expo recently held in Athens.

IHTC: Medical Tourism to Greece Can Bring in $2bn in Next Three Years

Revenue from medical tourism to Greece can reach $2bn in the next three years, according to International Health Tourism Center (IHTC) head George Patoulis.

‘Greek Tourism Expo 2017’ Puts Health Tourism High on Agenda

A conference focusing on health tourism will be held during the 4th Greek Tourism Expo that will take place on December 8-10 in Athens.

Health Tourism Tops Greek Tourism Ministry’s Agenda

New investments and infrastructure works regarding the development of health, wellness and thermal tourism are included in the Tourism Ministry's agenda.

Greece Readies Legal Framework for Health Tourism

A legal framework to cover health tourism in Greece is the next step in a series of actions by the Tourism Ministry to expand the thematic travel sector.

Athens Doctors Say ‘Guardian’ Story a Blow to Greece’s Health Tourism

The Athens Medical Association (ISA) is calling on the government to immediately step up efforts to put the Greek health system in order, following a shameful report in the Guardian this week titled ‘’Patients Who Should Live are Dying: Greece's Public Health Meltdown’’.

Thermal Springs Key to Boosting Wellness Tourism in Greece

On December 17, experts and local authorities will meet for the 2nd Panhellenic Conference of the Thermal Medicine Academy to discuss ways to tap into the more than 700 thermal springs across Greece to promote wellness tourism and attract travelers to Greek destinations all year round.