Thailand Health and Wellness Promotes medical tourism


The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently organised the 4th Amazing Thailand Health and Wellness Tourism Showcase with the theme of ‘Thailand: Paradise for Longevity’ to endorse the Kingdom as a destination for products and services for a longer life.

Noppadon Pakprot, TAT Deputy Governor for Tourism Products and Business said, “This annual showcase is part of our plan to promote Thailand as a world-class destination for medical tourism. According to a report by VISA and Oxford Economics, Thailand is considered as one of Asia’s top medical tourism destinations. Thailand now has 58 JCI-accredited hospitals, more than any other Southeast Asian country.”

44 health and wellness professionals across the entire range of medical disciplines were present at the event to hoist Thailand’s health and wellness products to raise international cognizance. Medical tourism facilitators and travel agencies from 30 countries worldwide also discussed business deals with participating health and wellness providers.

The event highlighted why Thailand is a ‘Paradise for Longevity’ and an emerging leader in the field of ‘Functional and Regenerative Medicine. Thailand is the first and only Asian country with hospitals specialising in ‘Functional & Regenerative Medicine’, including Better Being Hospital and Mali Interdisciplinary Hospital.

Thailand is also the continent’s anti-aging centre leader with 500 medical specialists in this sector, the largest number of American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine-certified medical professionals are practicing in the region.

In a bid to boost Thailand’s medical tourism,The Royal Thai Government has given  90-day visas consent to patients and medical visitors from Cambodia, Lao PDR., Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) as well as from the People’s Republic of China

In addition, long-stay 10-year visas are ? available for senior nationals of 14 countries including Japan, Australia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States.

TAT, in association withRoyal Orchid Plus will offer special health and wellness tourism packages until 31 December to help promote medical tourism. This includes an invitation to Royal Orchid Plus Platinum and Gold members to visit Thailand, supported by special packages from leading hospitals and clinics, for complimentary health check-ups.