Thailand’s Medical Tourism Statistics Revealed on myMEDHoliday Blog
Thailand retains top spot as world’s most visited medical tourism destination with 2.5 million international visitors in 2012.
Bangkok, Thailand (PRWEB) October 08, 2013
myMEDHoliday.com, the world’s leading source of medical tourism information, showcases Thailand’s medical tourism statistics on its blog as international visitor arrivals to the Kingdom of Thailand reached an all-time high in 2012, with over 2.5 million medical tourists and gaining the title as the world’s most visited medical tourism destination. International patients seeking medical care visit Thailand for an assortment of treatments from cosmetic surgery, dentistry, cancer treatment, cardiology, weight loss surgery to sex change operations. You can view the full Thailand’s medical tourism statistics from 2010 to 2012 on the blog post by clicking here.
People are consistently choosing Thailand as their medical tourism destination because of the array of highly qualified doctors and surgeons, numerous internationally accredited hospitals, state of the art facilities and technology, little to no wait time even for complex, invasive procedures and the advantageous cost savings it provides over countries such as the US, UK, Australia and Japan. According to the Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health and the Kasikorn Research Center, an estimated 120 to 140 billion Thai Baht in revenue was generated in 2012 from medical tourism, up from 97 billion in 2011.
Visitor arrivals to Thailand seeking medical services currently accounts for ten percent of the country’s total visitor volume with Japan leading the list for international visitors three years in a row, followed by the US, UK, Middle East (GCC or Gulf Cooperation Council) and Australia. Tourists from ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) fell out of the top five with visitors from the US climbing to the second spot for medical tourists to Thailand in 2012.
“We are excited to see such a sustained growth in international visitor arrivals to Thailand for medical tourism and are aligning ourselves to help provide the best source of information to consumers whether they are looking for the right hospital, specialist clinic, holistic healing center or medical tourism agency, says Jidapa Julakasilp, myMEDholiday's Co-founder and Managing Director. “We are expanding our services almost on a daily basis as we continuously develop our website, and seek to help guide tourists considering coming to Thailand for medical treatment by being the best source of medical tourism information on the web.”
About The Company:
myMEDholiday.com is a comprehensive Medical Tourism portal and ratings site with offices in San Francisco, CA and Bangkok, Thailand. They provide direct access to detailed information about top medical and healthcare facilities around the world, giving patients the tools to locate, compare and contact medical travel or medical tourism providers quickly and conveniently. Their management team has over 15 years of experience in online travel and internet marketing, and has implemented a wide range of successful websites and e-marketing campaigns. Their aim is to work on behalf of patients and give them the best information available to make the right choices, while helping them find a safe, effective and cost-saving solution for their health and medical needs.
To learn more, please visit http://www.mymedholiday.com.
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