TREKS FOR RX: Medical tourism, the practice of people traveling outside their localities to get health care, gained prominence as Americans flew abroad to get surgical procedures at a fraction of the domestic cost. Some observers want Las Vegas to use its mix of hospitals and hotels to promote medical tourism here in hopes of boosting the valley’s economy.
FACE IN THE CLOUDS: David Story always wanted to fly, but had few chances as a financial analyst and software developer. He took private flying lessons, received his private pilot’s license, and, when the market crashed in 2008, tried flying as a career. He bought a six-seater plane, got his commercial license and opened Story Airways to offer private sightseeing tours.
THIS WEEK’S BUSINESS PRESS POLL QUESTION
Amazon.com has patented a way for people to return gifts bought online before they even receive them. According to the patent documents, consumers could register potential gift-givers with the company so they would be notified so they could approve or exchange someone’s gift before it is even shipped. Amazon’s idea has already caught the attention of Anna Post, great-great-granddaughter of the late etiquette author Emily Post, who thinks the idea is uncouth and should be abandoned.
Do you like the idea of being able veto someone’s gift before it is delivered to you?
Answer at www.lvbusinesspress.com/poll
Polling closes at noon Jan. 5