Exchange rates and health infrastructure attract medical tourists to Mexico

Merida Mayor watching the model of the new hospital Faro del Mayab (Photo: Google)

During the past year, Mexico received $1.798 billion USD in economic impact from medical tourists. One of the challenges facing tourism in Mexico is diversification to attract travelers from abroad, who leave more money, including those who come for health reasons, said Enrique de la Madrid, head of the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur). The rise of the More...

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Cancun hotel offers wellness packages

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Health tourism’s economic impact grows in Yucatan

Officials announce the creation in Merida of a dental cryopreservation laboratory. MERIDA — With the increase in the exchange rate of the dollar, health tourism in Yucatan will generate even more than the More...

Saul Ancona Salazar, head of the Sefotur, announces the results of the first quarter. He is accompanied by Juan José Abraham Dáguer, leader of the Canaco; Héctor Navarrete Medina, of the Mexican Chamber of Hotels, and the director of Grupo Asur, Héctor Navarrete Muñoz
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Optimistic tourism future for Merida and Yucatan: Sefotur

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Dengue and chikungunya cases decline in Yucatan

The State Health Sector indicates that the reduction is due to the massive cleanup led by the City Council in Mérida. MERIDA – The most recent statistics indicate that dengue, chikungunya and zika cases maintain More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, May 6th, 2017

A possible solution for the Medicare dilemma

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Mexico eliminates infectious disease which is leading cause of blindness

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By Yucatan Times On Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Warning issued for tick-borne diseases in Yucatan

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, April 29th, 2017

New vaccine against zika will be tested in Yucatan

The pharmaceutical company Sanofi Pasteur will conduct the tests. MERIDA — The pharmaceutical company that developed the dengue vaccine now is working on a similar fight against zika. According to Milenio More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Yucatan’s suicide rate reflects deficiencies in psychiatric care

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