Treasury allots B4bn for medical hub

The Treasury Department together with the Public Health Ministry has vowed to splurge as much as 4 billion baht to develop and convert Phuket’s medical tourism industry into a world-class medical and wellness tourist destination.Director-general Yuthana Yimkarun said the department scheduled a Nov 2 ceremony ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

Thailand eyes more foreign patients as hospitals urge easier access

Thailand is to ease its novel coronavirus procedures to allow more patients from abroad to get treatment from next month, a top health official said on Thursday, after appeals from hospitals eager to treat their overseas patients.Thailand is a major hub for medical tourism, drawing ...

Govt eyes medical tourism trips

The government is giving the green light to local tour operators to tap foreign medical and wellness tourists from next month while the “travel bubbles” tourism scheme is tipped to start in September, a senior spokesman said yesterday.Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman of the Centre for ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand races to create coronavirus vaccine, eyes possible medical tourism boost

Thailand: Momentum is building behind Thailand’s push to create its own coronavirus vaccine, with more manpower and resources dedicated to the effort amid hopes it could boost medical tourism.Thai trials of an experimental vaccine using monkeys started last month, one of at least 100 potential ...

Asia – the global giant in medical tourism

What makes Asia the most popular destination in terms of medical tourism? Blame it on lack of specialised treatments in home countries or credit it to the cost-effectiveness of the treatments available in Asia – all these factors combined with ease of travel with lax ...

New tourism minister sees lure of marijuana

The new tourism and sports minister plans to promote medical marijuana tourism and legalise ride-hailing and accommodation-sharing apps and websites to attract foreign visitors.Speaking on his first day in office, Pipat Ratchakitprakan, a key Bhumjaithai Party leader, said he wants to include marijuana in medical ...

Dusida Worrachaddejchai & Narumon Kasemsuk

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