Thailand’s tourism island of Phuket has medical tourism potential, claims a new report
A short research report from C9 Hotelworks Market Research called, ‘Phuket medical tourism market’ suggests that Australia and China are the two most significant international sources of business for the island’s growing medical tourism sector.
48% of medical tourists have cosmetic surgery, 34% have anti ageing treatment and 15% have dental treatment.
25% come from China, with most seeking anti ageing treatment. 55% are from Australia and 70% of Australians have cosmetic surgery. Most cosmetic surgery is for breast implants, liposuction and face/body contouring.
Two out of three patients book through international medical tourism agencies based in overseas locations, mostly in Australia.