How is Medical Travel Tax Exempt?

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What does sunshine, spas, and surgery have in common?

To most in the US, it’s surprising to find out that some or most of the expense when travelling abroad for medical treatment may be tax deductible. Depending on the cost of treatment and your income level, some if not most of your health journey can be itemized as a straight deduction from your adjusted gross income.

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Road to Recovery: The Best You

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Getting treatment abroad is more than just finding the right surgeon, or even the right hospital or medical centre. Almost half the success of the journey is in finding the right rehabilitation or recuperation, making recovery just as important as treatment itself. There are several key factors that affect how you reach your optimal state after treatment such as following the post-op instruction, the right diet or the right exercises. The right rehabilitation procedures help a patient to fully recover from the treatment and ensures that the person is ready to resume her/his routine life, with optimal physical and psychological fitness.

There is no one-size-fits-all rehabilitation program. Every individual may require a unique rehabilitation program that fits their treatment program, their personality, and their optimal recovery state. Rehabilitation these days can take many forms as some patients opt for personalized getaways, while others prefer a team of trained doctors and therapists, helping them through each step of the process. The rehabilitation process has different purposes for different people and can be structured to the specific needs of the patient.

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Alibaba keen to promote Sabah’s tourist attractions in China

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HANGZHOU: Global online marketing giant Alibaba Group has expressed readiness to help promote Sabah’s tourism attractions through its online travel marketing platform, Alitrip.

Its General Manager for Destination Division, Tony Duan, said Alibaba was open to any discussion for Sabah to leverage on the Group’s global online travel marketing, especially targeting the Chinese market.

“We are aware of Sabah’s growing popularity as a tourist destination especially among the Chinese,” he said.

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Zahid: Malaysia to open visa processing centre in Xiamen

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KUALA LUMPUR: The government has approved the opening of a visa processing centre in Xiamen, China in order to get at least one million tourists from Fujian province this year.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic) said he will direct the Immigration Department and related vendors to operate the visa processing centre.

“I hope that this facility is not abused. I will not compromise when it comes to the security and the social harmony of Malaysia,” he said when opening a tourism exhibition organised by the Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association (MITA) here Saturday.

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Malaysia aims to boost closer ties with Saudi Arabia in trade, tourism, SMEs

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia hopes to forge closer ties with Saudi Arabia in various sectors including trade, tourism, the halal sector and in developing small-medium enterprises.

International Trade and Industry (MITI) minster Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said he hopes that the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed yesterday in the field of trade and investment will promote closer trade ties and investment relations between Malaysia and Saudi.

The MoU involves five key areas, namely healthcare, construction, education, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and the halal industry.

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Malaysia’s Secret Beaches

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When you type ‘beaches in Malaysia’ into Google, you are bound to find Perhentian Islands, Tioman Island, Langkawi and Penang. These are popular destinations for a reason. They offer everything a beach lover wants. However, Malaysia is home to over 90 beaches (or locally called “pantai” (beach) or “pulau” (island)). A coastal country, Malaysia offers locals and tourist many beach destinations to visit and enjoy. Malaysia is justly famed for having some of the world’s most idyllic beaches and islands, with over 4,600km of coastline and dozens of gorgeous islands to choose from.

For those who are after a bit more adventure, something off the beaten track or just an escape from resort beach lifestyle, we’ve compiled a list of the best hidden treasures of Malaysia.We hope this will help guide you in your search for some of the best beaches in Malaysia. Alternatively, we have created a list of some of the most secretive beaches in Malaysia.

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