Medical Tourism Market anticipated to reach over USD 125.8 billion by 2026

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Selbyville, Delaware The report for Medical Tourism offers an assiduous analysis of contemporary market trends, driving factors, consumer behaviour, key player strategies, product usage and brand positioning. The market trends and driving factors included in the report offer clients with a fresher perspective in planning the roadmap for their products and services taking various socio-economic factors under consideration. Furthermore, this market research report provides insights on market overview, current and future pricing, market segmentation, competitive landscape, growth analysis and other

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Pandemic-hit tourism & hospitality sector looks forward for fair deal in budget

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To ensure that there is a shared tourism vision across the Centre and states, industry has also proposed creation of a National Tourism Council of Chief Ministers headed by the Prime Minister along with the tourism minister, Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism and Hospitality (FAITH) said in a statement.

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The federation has also asked for industry status for the tourism industry across the country, by putting it in the concurrent list, it added.

“FAITH Associations collectively are engaging with different members of the government and look forward to getting

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International tourism receipts plunge 83{10e5b5cbe5cd05f7caf5a6da8d610c5434ad129e9cc66fe31aff1f66e48bbfa1} in 2020

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MANILA, Philippines — Inbound tourism receipts dropped 83 percent last year as the government banned international travel due to the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19, the Department of Tourism (DOT) reported yesterday.

In a press briefing, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said total receipts generated from inbound tourism reached P81.40 billion last year, a sharp decline from P482.16 billion in 2019.

International tourism receipts consist of spending of foreign visitors, including payments to air carriers, for goods and services received in the country.

Similarly, foreign visitor arrivals declined 84 percent to 1.3 million in 2020 from 8.2 million arrivals in 2019.

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Mexico sees holiday bump in tourism amid pandemic surge

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TULUM, Mexico (AP) — The friends from Jackson, Mississippi, relaxed on lounge chairs dug into a white sand beach and romped in the turquoise Caribbean waters, grateful for a break from the pandemic winter in the United States.



Tourists stroll on the shore of Xcalacoco beach in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo state, Mexico, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 202, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. Quintana Roo, the country's tourism crown jewel, home to Cancun, the Riviera Maya and Tulum, received more than 900,000 tourists spanning the end of 2020 and the start of 2021. (AP Photo/Emilio Espejel)


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Tourists stroll on the shore of Xcalacoco beach in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo state, Mexico, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 202, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. Quintana Roo, the country’s tourism crown jewel, home to Cancun, the Riviera Maya and Tulum, received more than 900,000 tourists spanning the end of 2020 and the start of 2021. (AP Photo/Emilio

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Tourism on track in the world’s largest cave

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Vast rock formations the size of multi-storey buildings loom above Ho Minh Phuc, as he picks a path through the gloom inside the world’s largest cave. 



a large body of water with a mountain in the background: Home to flying foxes and a 70-metre rock formation resembling a dog's paw, Son Doong is an otherworldly wonder that has reshaped the lives of the surrounding community


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Home to flying foxes and a 70-metre rock formation resembling a dog’s paw, Son Doong is an otherworldly wonder that has reshaped the lives of the surrounding community

Phuc, who once earned a living through illegal logging, is a porter for the small tour groups that explore Vietnam’s Son Doong — a cave so large it has its own ecosystem and weather patterns.

Home to flying foxes and a 70-metre rock

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In China’s coldest places, tourism warms up

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A snowboarder practices at Wanda White Mountain Resort in Baishan city, Jilin province. China Daily/Asia News Network

HARBIN — The New Year comes with Northeast China’s coldest days, but it’s also peak season for winter tourism of both conventional and unconventional sorts.

With COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control in mind, Heilongjiang province is promoting a series of measures for the winter season that include the development of online tourism products, officials said recently.

“The cloud has become a new mode of tourism, as the accelerated construction of new infrastructure, including 5G and data centers, provides a new driving force,” said

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Navarre Beach surges past November tourism record during pandemic

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Because of the global pandemic and economic recession that took over most of 2020, Navarre Beach, like many tourist destinations, saw its tourism tax revenues plummet in March, April and May as beaches shut down and uncertainty about the coronavirus crippled vacation markets globally. 

But curiously, by the end of the year Navarre Beach was bucking the trend seen throughout much of the rest of the Panhandle — its tourism tax revenue was up almost 27{10e5b5cbe5cd05f7caf5a6da8d610c5434ad129e9cc66fe31aff1f66e48bbfa1} in October and 55{10e5b5cbe5cd05f7caf5a6da8d610c5434ad129e9cc66fe31aff1f66e48bbfa1} in November, a surge that helped soften the downturn seen at the beginning of the pandemic. 

“We lost our money

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Florida officials cracking down on COVID-19 “vaccine tourism”

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As Florida residents struggle to get appointments for COVID-19 vaccines, some are worried the already limited supply may be going to people who don’t even live in the state.

“Right now, my husband is over 65 and he called and actually went online and put his name in and after a couple of days got a response, ‘we will let you know when it’s coming,'” resident Leesa Harding told CBS News’ Manuel Bojorquez.

Under Florida’s vaccine plan, health care workers, long-term care workers and those 65 years and older who are at least part-time residents are eligible to get the

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Wine GB turns spotlight on wine tourism and retail

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By Lisa Riley

Published:  08 February, 2021

Wine GB has released its 2021 calendar of activities, revealing a strong focus on wine tourism and the retail sector.

It also said its development strategy would be underpinned by “industry values including sustainability, product excellence and innovation”.

Activities kick off with a virtual three-day ‘Wine Tourism in the UK: The route to success’ conference next month.

While aimed primarily at industry members, the calibre and line up of speakers would be “instructive and inspiring” for anyone working within the wider tourism and hospitality industry, said Wine GB.  

The industry body

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Space Tourism Missions to Launch in 2021

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Will the year 2021 mark the beginning of space tourism? At SpaceX, the first 100{10e5b5cbe5cd05f7caf5a6da8d610c5434ad129e9cc66fe31aff1f66e48bbfa1} civilian mission is planned by the end of the year and the company Axiom Space has also just announced the first 4 names of its crew members.

Elon Musk’s company plans to launch its first space tourism mission in the fourth quarter of 2021. Named Inspirations4, the 100{10e5b5cbe5cd05f7caf5a6da8d610c5434ad129e9cc66fe31aff1f66e48bbfa1} civilian mission will be launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

It will carry Jared Isaacman, founder and CEO of Shift4 Payments, the company’s first space tourist. Isaacman will donate the three seats next to

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