Rujuvenation at the Fortina Spa Hotel Malta


Valletta: Overlooking Valletta’s bastion walls across the harbour, Fortina Spa resort is a temple to self-indulgence and luxury so it’s little wonder that it has earned itself the accolade of grandest spa in the Mediterranean.

The number of spa, health and wellbeing treatments total over 300 which can make the decision making process of which treatments to opt for dizzy-making for even the most experienced of beauty junkies. New for 2008 they are hosting Botox breaks administered by their resident Cosmetic Dermatologist, Angèle Farrugia.

The choice of mid-week or long weekend breaks will be held once a month from January until June and then in October and December. The Fortina Spa Resort has teamed up with Operations Abroad, a specialist medical tourism provider in overseas healthcare, who will accompany the groups going out to Malta.

Emphasis is placed upon having fun in a relaxed and pampering environment where groups of friends can stay on an all inclusive basis in the 5 star Fortina Spa Resort whilst being administered a total of 50 units of Botox per person. The areas treated with Botox will be the upper face, eyes, forehead and the area between the eyes. For guests seeking further Botox treatments there is the potential to have more whilst staying at Fortina up to a maximum of 100ml.

There will also be plenty of time to explore and enjoy one of Europe’s most comprehensive spas which is divided into four sections: Thalasso Therapy Spa, Spa Sante, Belle Epoque and Hypogeum. At this super-sized, supersonic spa, guests are simply spoilt for choice. You can take a dip in the vast pool, stretch at a pilates or yoga class, or if chilling is your thing book time in for some serious spa relaxation. The treatment menu is vast with therapies inspired from the Caribbean, Far East and Europe.

So if you’re looking for rejuvenation and a short spa break why not let Operations Abroad take the hassle out of booking a trip by doing it all for you – there’s step one to looking younger sorted!

For further information about Botox treatments at The Fortina Spa Resort call Operations Abroad who can talk through any requirements on freephone from the UK only 0800 081 0018 or





Statmedica is a gateway to medical tourism in Poland. For more information to go

The site provides the best guidance in the market along with practical tips and latest updates on new services and trends. The site is also very useful for local residents interested in the private health sector.

Foreigners seeking healthcare services in Poland usually opt for cosmetic and corrective surgeries, general dental or orthodontic treatment, as well as orthopedic surgeries. Numerable services are also available in cardiology, ophthalmology, neurology and many other medical fields. Polish doctors are highly qualified and enjoy an excellent reputation and Polish private clinics meet the highest standards while providing their services at a much lower cost.

More Britons seek health treatment abroad

London: Despite huge investment in the UK’s public health service over the last 17 years, patients from the UK are voting with their feet and travelling abroad for treatment, says a survey by Treatment Abroad.

More than 50,000 people travelled abroad for treatment last year, and spent £161 million on medical tourism. The number of medical tourists increased by 25% over the 12 months and, predicts the survey, will continue to grow over the next 6-12 months. With NHS budget shortfalls and continued lengthening waiting lists it appears that medical tourism is a trend set to continue.

“There has always been speculation about the true number of medical tourists travelling from the UK for treatment.” says Keith Pollard director at Treatment Abroad we have seen visits to the site grow from 3,000 a month to over 60,000 in March 2007, so it was obvious that people were researching treatment overseas. We instigated the Medical Tourism 2007 Survey to see just how many people where going abroad, where they we going, what for and just how much they were spending.”

The Medical Tourism Survey 2007 reveals that India, Hungary and Turkey are amongst the most popular medical tourism destinations for UK patients.

Dentistry is the most popular service with dental treatments such as crowns, dental implants, bridges and veneers leading the way. Over 20,000 Brits travel abroad for their teeth, spending around £2,500 each, with an estimated market value of over £50 million per annum.

Cosmetic surgery is a close second with around 14,500 patients travelling outside the UK. Breast augmentation, tummy tuck, liposuction and facelift are popular choices; patients spend around £3,500 each, creating an estimated market size of £50 million.

The most common types of elective surgery for patients travelling abroad are hip replacement, knee replacement, laser eye surgery and cataract removal, with some 10,000 patients spending £37 million in 2007.

With medical tourism gaining in popularity it is not surprising that there are over 500 clinics, medical tourism companies, hospitals, doctors, dentists and healthcare providers overseas, who are actively promoting their services to the UK market and wooing the British public to travel abroad for treatment.

To request a copy of Treatment Abroad’s Medical Tourism 2007 Survey and for further press information please contact
Keith Pollard email: + 44(0)870 777 0401 is full of sound practical advice on going overseas for elective surgery, cosmetic surgery and dentistry. The site will help every potential medical tourist decide on the best destination and healthcare provider to suit their needs