Thailand, the global leader in Medical, Health and Wellness Tourism organized the first Thailand Medical & Wellness Tourism Trade event for tourism organizations, health insurance companies and media featuring over 100 leading Thai medical, health, wellness, dental, beauty and spa providers at Centara Grand, Central World in Bangkok.
TAT Governor Suraphon Svetasreni was the guest of honour and addressed the international press, tourism facilitators, health tourism organizations and health insurance companies from 18 countries including Japan, Korea, Russia, Middle East, India, USA and Australia.
The milestone launch was a valuable opportunity for trade visitors to learn more about the high quality extensive medical and wellness programmes and services that Thailand offers as a premier medical tourism destination through one to one meetings and medical tours to experience hospitals, spas and specialized clinics onsite.
Thailand medical tourism excellent service and affordability offerings includes wellness spas, medical spas, anti-aging products, integrated medicine and Thai herbal medicines and therapy.
Fast forward to 2012, there are currently 18 JCI Accreditation Thai hospitals with professional Thai doctors, specialists and nurses - the highest number of any Asian country and is also widely recognised as The Spa Capital of Asia.
Thailand won the Asian Spa Capital of the Year award alongside with 4 other awards at the 8th annual AsiaSpa Awards 2012 in Hong Kong, affirming Thailand’s premium quality and diversity of spa offerings.
As the established health and wellness global leader with 2.5 million medical tourists, Thailand internationally accredited medical facilities, advanced technologies, excellent service and affordability contributed significantly of more than one billion Thai Baht to national tourism revenue.
Visit ThailandMedtourism.com, the official website for Medical Tourism Thailand by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, providing medical healthcare, dental, beauty, spa and wellness information and listings for international patients travelling to Thailand for medical treatment and wellness programmes.