Posted on September 24, 2018

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) hosted an event as part of a health and wellness road show in Qatar this week.

The Amazing Thailand Health and Wellness Road Show 2018 event took place on 20th September at the Hilton Doha Hotel in Qatar. A number of Thai hospitals, beauty clinics and wellness centres come together with delegates from the Tourism Authority of Thailand to promote the Kingdom’s numerous health and wellness offerings. The event was attended by the Thai Ambassador to the State of Qatar and featured a series of presentations on industry insights and traditional Thai entertainment.

The global medical tourism market is estimated at $50–60 billion annually, according to the Global Wellness Institute. Qatar is one of the top performing source market for health, wellness and medical tourism in Thailand and the Tourism Authority of Thailand hopes that the road show will help to build on the already significant number of Qatari visitors heading to Thailand for health and wellness purposes. Pichaya Saisaengchan, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Middle East, said: “The event showcased key insight into Thailand’s medical tourism industry and the recent improvements that have been made. Qatar is one of our key markets for medical tourism and we hope to keep building on this by keeping the local community here informed of the latest developments in the industry in Thailand.”

Last year, over 616k people from the Middle East visited Thailand, 40 per cent of these visitors were female and the figure looks set to increase this year as more and more people across the Middle East look to Thailand for unique travel experiences.