Tourism Authority of Thailand to launch Medical Tourism Website

Wednesday 13, October 2010


Tourism Authority of Thailand to launch Medical Tourism Website


The Tourism Authority of Thailand last week revealed their plans to launch their new medical tourism website on the 25th October 2010. Their new site providing medical and travel information.


The Tourism Authority of Thailand will launch a new medical website on the 25th of October 2010.  The website will essentially provide information relating to surgical procedures, health service providers, packages and promotions, destinations, and up to date articles and news. 


With medical tourist arrivals for 2009 reaching approximately 1.4 million, the Tourism Authority of Thailand has set ambitious targets for future arrivals.  As part of their overall marketing strategy, in order to achieve these targets, the new website is designed to bring together a whole range of information to assist prospective visitors. 


Medical treatments available are not only listed but also explained. Each treatment carries a general description along with information relating to the length of treatment or surgery, benefits, ideal candidates, planning, preparation, recovery and potential risks, complications and side effects.  A similar level of detail is provided for all other major headings. 


In conjunction with the website launch the TAT has announced its Medical Tourism Blog Contest,  A first prize of $10,000 in cash, together with a further $3,000 in hotel vouchers, is on offer for the lucky winner. The initial stage of the competition runs between 1st of September 2010 to 31st of October 2010.   


The first part of the competition requires contestants to submit their blog relating to the topic of either tourism or medical tourism.  The 12 bloggers judged to have submitted the most informative and interesting blogs, will then be flown out to Thailand, as the twelve competition finalists.  Criteria to be amongst the twelve finalists will include; an ability to demonstrate knowledge of Medical Tourism and/or Medical Tourism in Thailand, innovative ideas for promoting a Medical Tourism Blog, and finally the ability to show enthusiasm.   


Between the 20th of November the 26th of November, finalists will be treated to a luxury, all inclusive seven day Medical Tourism Familiarization trip or fam trip.  Finalists will travel either to Phuket, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Koh Samui or Bangkok.  During their times at these destinations they will receive familiarization tours of hospitals and health care facilities.  Additionally they will enjoy special trips and excursions, put on by the TAT, to help them both experience and better understand the many and diverse attractions Thailand has to offer as a world class tourist destination. 


Whilst staying in Thailand they will have to write a blog of their daily experiences using stories, photos and videos. The goal for the contestants is to inform a global audience, concerning the facilities available, for any prospective visitor.  Further, the blogger should also pique a reader’s interest sufficiently for them to want to seek out further information relating to medical tourism within Thailand. The overall winner must look to attract the highest number of visitors to their blog site. Additionally, they will also be judges on the accuracy, quality, clarity and persuasiveness of their blog. 


All in all, the TAT, have undertaken a proactive and interesting approach, in order to further increase the current revenue, of $2 billion generated to Thailand annually, within this important market segment of Thailand’s tourist industry.



Bookmark and Share


^ back to top


Find the best deals available today

The grey menu on the right is your best friend. Always check before you travel.

Plan your trips with the help of great resources

More and more travellers think that researching and planning a European city break is half the fun and they're not interested in pre-arranged trips or escorted tours. Self-guided tours offer a lot of advantages but require some guidance and good resources.


Clean, green and very pristine

Top 10 most environmentally pure countries

With the recent wild fires, disrupting flights and increasing air pollution, environmental quality is a growing factor in attracting tourists.



Top 15 most spectacular hotel rooftop views

The hotel price comparison site has put together a list of the fifteen most spectacular hotel rooftop terraces in the world.

Latest offers, discounts and more...

Accor “3=2 offer”
Why not extend your stay? 3 nights for the price of 2.
Columbus Direct travel insurance
Quality cover at low prices to customers all around the world.
Priority pass
Access VIP lounges no matter where which airline and class you fly.
European City Cards
See more and pay less! Get your "passport" to European cities.
Rail Europe
Comfortable and affordable on European trains.
Lonely Planet Magazine
Packed with insider knowledge, hints and tips.
Sandemans New Europe City Tours
Free walking tours in 13 cities within 9 countries.
Sol Melia Wednesdays
Search your exclusive special offers now for the coming weekend!
Low-cost shuttle and private transfers in over 70 countries.
IMEX Frankfurt 25-27 May
The essential worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events.
Subscribe to Travelio News Summary via RSS Follow our news titles on Twitter Become a fan of on Facebook Bookmark and Share