Posts Tagged ‘Travel’
A new bill is being drafted that will allow United States Medicare beneficiaries to travel to the Philippines for medical reasons, according to Eric Lachica, a lobbyist who is working to get the bill introduced. The new bill would allow Medicare to reimburse certain hospitals in the Philippines directly for Guam residents, thus allowing for the full export of Medicare benefits to the Philippines. Lachica said there are about 400,000 Filipino-Americans in the U.S. mainland, and about 200,000 have seriously expressed interest in retiring in their homeland to take advantage of the low cost of living.
Currently, because of proximity, Guam Medicare residents are allowed to travel to the Philippines to seek medical care for procedures not currently offered on Guam. The patient is then directly reimbursed for the medical visit.
Read more at Marianas Variety
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The Philippines and Vietnam have recently signed its latest bilateral agreement in announcing an open skies deal, liberalization air rights between the two countries. Based on the new deal, Manila and Ho Chi Minh cities will both allow 2,650 seats per week of travel.
“The provision for unlimited flights to all points outside Manila is in line with the government’s efforts to decongest the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, while at the same time promote countryside development,” writes Paolo G. Montecillo of the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
Source: Asia News Network
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Travel nurses are nursing professionals like any other. The difference is that travel nurses serve in special travel conditions. They serve in travel or mobile conditions such as in aviation companies, trains, and ships, to name a few. Travel nurses go through the enrollment, training and education; like the nurses that serve in mainstream heath care service centers and entities like public and private hospitals and clinics.
The best place to look for a good travel nurse is the internet. The internet will furnish you with vast databases and directories with hundreds of listings and leads that you can pursue and then identify the traveling nurse companies that you would want to work for. As soon as you get to identify the companies the next thing you have to do is to deal with the staffing agencies that handle recruitment matters of the companies.
If you want to land that top travel nursing job or the kind of basic travel nursing job the best thing you have to do is to get in tough with recruitment agencies that that handle the recruitment business and process of many nursing travel companies.
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The 2009 Asian Publishing Convention (APC) will be held on July 16 and 17, 2009, at the Mandarin Oriental hotel. Its theme for this year is “Multimedia Content Development, Deployment and Management.” Though no program agenda has been posted yet, registration is on-going. The “early bird” registration fee for local delegates is PhP 12,500 while overseas delegates pay US$ 495. Registration includes access to all workshop sessions, scheduled lunches, refreshment breaks, welcome cocktails, and gala dinner. A discount is given to two delegates and “four or more delegates.” Partner associations of APC also receive 10% discount. All overseas delegates are entitled to a complimentary hotel room for three nights at one of the three designated satellite hotels.
There’s a two-year old travel agency where Martin Nievera graced its opening. The Travel Outlet of Virginia, Inc., a 22-year old travel service company in the United States, with several offices and travel agents across its contingent states, owns and operates its Makati City branch, located at Suite 223 of the (landmark) Mile Long Building Complex along Amorsolo Street. Call 816-4688 or e-mail Joahnna Kwok-Denosta, its’ Sales and Marketing Manager.