Thai Delegation in Kenya to Promote Medical Tourism Opportunities  29th Jun 2018

A delegation from the Kingdom of Thailand is visiting Kenya this week to explore opportunities for promoting Thai’s medical tourism among Kenyans.

The delegation led by the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Republic of Kenya, H.E Cherdkiat Atthakor paid a courtesy call on the KATA CEO Nicanor Sabula to discuss opportunities for travel agents’ engagement in promoting medical tourism to clients visiting Thailand. The delegation included government officials, tourism stakeholders and managers of various hospitals in Thailand.

Thailand is seeking to tap into the growing medical tourism field that is currently dominated by India. According to statistics, more than 89% of global medical tourists travelled to Thailand, India or Singapore, with Bangkok and Singapore leading the pack. But the cost of hotel rooms and treatment are both far more expensive in Singapore than in the Thai capital, making Bangkok the most popular place for medical tourism in the world.

Thailand has over 60 JCJ-accredited hospitals and attracts a lot of medical tourists going for health check-up or medical treatment.

KATA will closely work with the local Thai Embassy to host forums to educate and inform travel agents of business opportunities available in the medical tourism field in Thailand.

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