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Korean Medical Tourism

April 18th, 2013 3:07 am

Medical tourism is a term initially coined by travel agencies and the mass media to describe the rapidly-growing practice of traveling to another country to obtain health care.
More recently, the phrases global healthcare and medical journeys have emerged as synonyms.
South Korea, one of the world’s most technologically and scientifically advanced nations, has long been a leader in global economics and continues to be one of the wealthiest countries in Asia are already well known for its Medical tourism.

Medical tourism in South Korea is increasing and is rated as one of the top three Asian destinations that attract not only expatriates but foreign tourists. South Korea has earned a reputation for spinal surgeries, cancer screenings and treatments and cosmetic surgeries. Many South Korean hospitals are fully digitized, with electronic health records as the standard. The Korean governments is enthusiastically and vigorously creating an increasing services and plans for overseas tourists, regardless of cultural background that take advantage of Korean professional medical services and technologies, especially in cities such as Seoul, Daegu and Jeju. Daegu, in the center of the nation, hosts a well-known herbal medicine market dating to the 17th century. On the southern seacoast, Busan attracts many medical travelers to the local Hanyang University Medical Center for low-cost, comprehensive health screenings.

South Korean physicians, surgeons and medical facilities take pride in their ability to utilize cutting edge medical technology, developed surgical methods and procedures, and the best in high-tech equipment and utilize a model of patient-oriented service that provides superlative care not only for expatriates, but international travelers of all ages, cultures, and demographic backgrounds.

The Korean Tourism Organization (KNTO) is targeting medical tourism developments in her major cities to attract 10,000 foreign patients a year in coming years, including services such as the static and plastic surgery in Busan, the Jeju Healthcare town on the island of Jeju and Wellness Park, designed as a high-tech medical complex for specialized treatments.

South Korea continues to provide familiar, excellent and experienced medical services to expats returning to their homeland while the same time providing affordable and world-class quality healthcare in all fields and subspecialties.

Tips for Buying a Caravan for your Holiday

April 12th, 2013 2:58 am

There are a variety of reasons for buying a caravan; family holiday, regular short trips, extended bush travels or extended retirement travels. They are all a bit different but not necessarily mutually exclusive – it’s just a matter of determining your priorities and how much comfort you wish to live in whilst you travel.

Now that you know what it is going to be used for do some homework. Some of the places to look before you start buying a caravan include the internet. You must already have access to the internet to find this site, so continue using the internet in your privacy without any pressure. Have a look through the classified ads in newspapers, trader publications, leisure magazines etc.

If it is that time of the year in your area, caravan and leisure shows are a good way to have a look at various vans at one convenient location. You can make comparisons without getting “trapped” by pushy sales people. If (and only if) you have already researched your potential purchase and decided that a new unit is what you want, think about buying one on the spot: show-only discounts often represent good value.

If it is time to do some leg work go a visit some dealers, draw up a list of “must haves” and take it with you as you shop. Have a look at a number of different kinds of units (caravan, motorhome, campers) in both the new and second-hand markets in order to establish what you can get for your money. The leisure market is large these days and there is no need to rush in – take your time and get it right.

When you do go shopping for buying a caravan take a tape measure with you to see what fits in where.

New caravans, campervans, camper-trailers and motorhomes are all available through dealers and in some cases, direct from the manufacture. Used units are available through dealers, or privately through the classified ads in newspapers, trader publications, leisure magazines and of course on the internet.