Las Vegas now promotes special clinics for medical tourists - spa's, wellness centers and of course - casinos.
Las Vegas may be about 20 years behind the rest of the world regarding medical tourism but the town has other unique medical pros it can hype such as the Lice Doctors and Dr. Life. And don't miss Doctor Reefer! He will make your stay awesome.
Organizations have partnered to promote Las Vegas as a destination for medical and wellness tourism. Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, and others developed a strategic plan for medical tourism.
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While gambling, dining and shopping are popular reasons for visiting Las Vegas, several organizations have partnered to bolster the city's reputation as a destination for medical and wellness tourism.
And many are questioning how a town with reputation for over-the-top indulgence such as endless buffets, free drinks, 24/7 gambling, hookers and con artists can reinvent itself again. In the early days of the Sahara it was to be a gambling and entertainment mecca then Circus Circus, Treasure Island and others transformed it into a family vacation destination. And now Medical Tourism? Dr. Reefer must be blowing smoke up some fella's skirt at LVCVA. -ed