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Silver Tourism is a Golden Opportunity for Greece, Says DiaNEOsis Study

Greece can become a leading destination for silver travelers, however it is lagging behind in terms of specialized products and services, says diaNEOsis.

ITB Berlin’s Medical Tourism Pavilion to Welcome More Exhibitors

The ITB Berlin travel trade show, which will be held during March 6-10, this year has recorded an increase in international exhibitors at the Medical Tourism Pavilion.

Report Gives Tourism Destinations a More Accurate Picture of Health Tourism

The UNWTO and the ETC have launched a new report on health tourism that defines the motivations behind travelers looking for health-related services.

Argo Travel Lays Out Plans to Promote Greek Thematic Tourism Products

Argo Travel Group in 2019 will launch three projects, aiming to promote important thematic tourism forms (religious, wedding and medical) in Greece to markets abroad.

8th German-Greek Assembly Puts Spotlight on Greece’s Health Tourism

Greece’s health tourism product was highlighted during the 8th German-Greek Assembly held in Hersonissos on Crete.

China Seeks Assisted Reproduction Knowhow from Greece

China has requested Greek know-how in assisted reproduction (AR) and reproductive medicine in efforts to boost declining birth rates after introducing the two-child policy in 2016.

Greece’s 4th Thermal Medicine Meet Urges Creation of Natural Springs Network

Ways to tap into Greece’s thermal springs for the development of health and wellness tourism were discussed during the 4th Panhellenic Congress of Thermal Medicine held in Kammena Vourla.

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.

GDPR Regulation to Change Health Travel Practices

Health travel professionals must redesign their security risk strategies in view of a new privacy law known as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect on May 25.

IMTJ Summit to Bring Key Medical Tourism Decision Makers to Athens

Key decision makers involved in the medical tourism market will attend the IMTJ Medical Travel Summit 2018 between May 21 and 24 in Athens.

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.

Greek Tourism Expo Rebrands to ‘AIT Expo’, Opens in December 2018

The Athens International Tourism (AIT) Expo, formerly known as Greek Tourism Expo, will take place December 7-9 in Athens.

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.

Greece Needs National Strategy to Develop Medical Tourism

Ways of developing medical tourism in Greece were discussed during a conference titled “Health Tourism and Local Authority”, which was recently held in 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.