Medical Tourism to Take Thai Tourism Industry to New Heights

Cost effective, better quality treatment and co-coordinated government and private sector efforts has made Thailand a preferred destination for medical treatment. But the country needs to resolve challenges like violence in far south for further growth.

Delhi, India, December 10, 2007 --( The leading market research consulting services company RNCOS has recently released its comprehensive report “Opportunities in Thailand Tourism Industry (2007-2009)" to present a rational analysis of the Thai tourism industry. As per the report, the tourist arrival in Thailand is anticipated to increase at a CAGR of nearly 8% from 2007 to 2011.

Thailand tourism industry holds immense potential for providing impetus to the growth of related industries like hospitality, aviation, transportation etc; as a result, an increasing number of global hospitality chains are planning to increase their presence in Thailand making it a medical hub for patients from the United States, Europe, the Middle East and adjoining countries.

The report says that medical tourism in Thailand is experiencing rapid growth, recording an average of over a million annual tourist arrivals. It has led to combined efforts by Thai government and private sector to promote medical tourism in the country. Because of these force, during the period 2002-2006, the flow of medical tourists has increased at a CAGR of nearly 16%.

Cost advantage in healthcare services with no compromise in the quality is another reason why Thailand is a preferred destination for medical treatment. Patients in Thailand are offered an absolute vocational package including treatment and rejuvenation, besides experienced and internationally trained doctors, enhanced medical technology, and holistic treatments due to which, revenue is anticipated to increase further in the coming years.

The study identifies that growth of the medical tourism in Thailand will be driven by areas like cardiac surgery, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, tropical and infectious diseases, dentistry, and pharmacology in which Thailand has achieved international repute.

Strong marketing campaigns, rising personal disposable income, suitable geographical location and a wide range of natural and cultural heritage attractions are likely to further boost the growth of medical tourism industry.

However, the tourism industry needs to overcome several challenges like rising fuel prices, unpredictable geographical climate, and violence in the far South that has created negative impact abroad and inevitably taken its toll on the travel and tourism.

“Opportunities in Thailand Tourism Industry (2007-2009)" provides extensive research and rational analysis on the proliferating tourism industry in Thailand and discusses medical tourism, driving forces, opportunities and future outlook of the industry supplemented with statistical data.

About RNCOS:

RNCOS, incorporated in the year 2002, is an industry research firm. It has a team of industry experts who analyze data collected from credible sources. They provide industry insights and analysis that helps corporations to take timely and accurate business decision in today's globally competitive environment.

For more information visit:
Current Industry News:

Shushmul Maheshwari
Head of Business Development
29, 1st Floor, Patparganj Industrial Area, Delhi 92