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Majority of Foreigner Medical Disputes in Korea Surround Chinese and Plastic Surgery

Majority of Foreigner Medical Disputes in Korea Surround Chinese and Plastic Surgery

SEOUL, April 19 (Korea Bizwire) – The latest data from the Korea Medical Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Agency showed that six out of ten medical disputes filed by foreigners were from Chinese nationals, with plastic surgery leading in terms of medical specialties.  According to the data, the agency had 598 consultation cases from foreign patients [...]

South Korean Tourism Industry Looks to Russia Amid China’s THAAD Retaliation

South Korean Tourism Industry Looks to Russia Amid China’s THAAD Retaliation

  SEOUL, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) – As China continues to withdraw its tourists from South Korea over a political issue surrounding the deployment of a THAAD missile defense system, South Korea’s tourism industry is looking to Russia to fill the gap left by what was once its biggest source of profits. According to the [...]

S. Korea to Host Medical Tourism Exhibition in UAE

S. Korea to Host Medical Tourism Exhibition in UAE

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will host a medical tourism exhibition in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to lure more Middle Eastern patients in need of advanced treatment, the state-run tourism agency said Monday.  The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will co-host the “Korea International [...]

S. Korea Seeks to Foster Wellness Tourism

S. Korea Seeks to Foster Wellness Tourism

SEOUL, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will expand support for wellness tourism to attract health-conscious tourists across the world by combining it with unique local content such as beauty, oriental medicine, food and public saunas, the government said Wednesday.  The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism hosted the “International Forum on Wellness Tourism [...]

Seoul City Opens Website about Medical Tourism Programs

Seoul City Opens Website about Medical Tourism Programs

SEOUL, Dec. 18 (Korea Bizwire) -The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Friday that it has opened a website that provides information on medical tourism programs in the city in four languages. The Medical Tour Seoul web site (http://medicaltourseoul.com) aims to help foreigners coming to the city for medical tours in English, Chinese, Japanese and Russian, according [...]

Foreign Plastic Surgery Patients Skyrocket in Last 5 yrs

Foreign Plastic Surgery Patients Skyrocket in Last 5 yrs

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of foreign patients receiving plastic surgery in South Korea has shot up 13-fold since 2010 thanks to Chinese tourists, a report showed Thursday. The number of foreigners visiting cosmetic clinics operating in South Korea reached 36,224 last year, up from 2,851 tallied in 2009, according to the [...]

Health Ministry to Set Up Office to Support Foreign Patients in Medical Disputes

Health Ministry to Set Up Office to Support Foreign Patients in Medical Disputes

SEOUL, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) – A counselling office will be established for foreign patients to receive support in medical disputes such as medical malpractice and overcharging. The Ministry of Health and Welfare announced that the government will run a medical dispute counseling office for foreign patients, as part of its plan to attract 300,000 foreign [...]

Local Governments Launching out on a Voyage to the Blue Ocean: Medical Tourism

Local Governments Launching out on a Voyage to the Blue Ocean: Medical Tourism

SEOUL, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Medical tourism is on the rise as a blue ocean in Korea. On May 21, according to the government and related industries, the number of medical tourists has exceeded 210,000 and local governments are setting up medical tourism complexes aiming to make the magnet of medical tourism. The Ministry [...]

KTO to Launch Medical Concierge Service for Tourists

KTO to Launch Medical Concierge Service for Tourists

SEOUL, Korea, Feb 28 (Korea Bizwire) – For those foreign tourists who want medical services in Korea, the Korean Tourism Organization (KTO) plans to run a “Concierge Service” that picks them up at the airport to designated medical facilities. From March this year, KTO will begin the full-fledged service at the Medical Tourism Information Center [...]