Bangkok, Thailand – 8th August, 2013:
Journalists from around the world received a special treat recently when they took part in an event showcasing Thailand’s thriving health and wellness industry.
Dubbed the “Media & Online Celebrities FAM Trip 2013,” the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) rolled out the red carpet for medical-travel writers and bloggers who were given an intimate look at an exhilarating array of health and beauty services in Bangkok.
The participants from select ASEAN countries and the US experienced first-hand a range of holistic procedures, skincare sessions, and spa treatments from leading healthcare providers during their 3-day stay in the City of Angels.
The familiarization outing was part of TAT’s “Find Your Fabulous” project which is an international campaign aimed at reminding people to step back from their everyday lives and rediscover their beauty, wellness and health.
“The treatments are all in high quality with high technology, so you can get the results within a day. The facial really left my skin brighter and smoother, while the massage and spa provides maximum relaxing for the whole body, the place is also comfortable and cozy,” said Hestianingsih, a representative from wolipop.detik.com.
A total of six excursions for wellness treatments were available to the media, with visits to facilities preferred by both local and international patients. They included stops at leading Holistic/Anti-aging centers (Absolute Health Integrative Medical Center, the “Life Center” by Samitivej, and Holistic Medical Centre); two acclaimed Wellness Spas (The Oasis Spa and Divana Virtue Spa & Medical); and an expert dermatology clinic (APEX Profound Beauty).
“The treatment at the Divana spa was for sure a must-go for Singaporeans. It’s such a relaxing escape and getaway as if you’re going back to a home in the countryside. The massage was done really well and the products and services available were world standard,” said Roseanne Tang, one of Singapore’s Top Beauty Bloggers, roseannetangrs.com.
Media were also treated to a “Fabulous Night Exclusive Party” at the hotel on 19th July which brought together key players from the Find Your Fabulous campaign, including TAT Governor Mr. Suraphon Svetasreni, representatives from Thai Airways and online booking engine Asia Web Direct, local news outlets, a fashion show featuring Thai celebrities over age 40 – but still looking fabulous, and other health & beauty gurus
“The TAT made the trip a showcase and I was impressed, I think we all were. The accommodations, the dining and shopping, and the “Find Your Fabulous” party were all great, but the facilities and the treatments stole the show. I can definitely understand why so many people come to Thailand from overseas for health & wellness therapies.” said Donald Gorr, a representative from leading medical tourism portal and blog, myMEDholiday.com.
Sponsoring the proceedings was the modern and elegant Sofitel So Bangkok, who provided the guest accommodations, and the celebrated Blue Elephant Restaurant nearby, which opened its doors to the fam-trip participants with a welcome dinner and cocktails to kick-off the function. Blue Spice at Grande Centre Point Hotel & Residence Sukhumvit – Terminal 21 and Conrad Bangkok Hotel supplied lunchtime meals throughout the event.
Additional sponsors included Thai Rent-a-Car, who arranged transportation for the media’s sojourn in Bangkok, and BUPA Health Insurance, which provided accident and travel health insurance for the overseas guests.
To learn more, visit www.FindYourFabulousThailand.com.
For media information, contact Ms. Chompu Marusachot: Tel 02- 250 5500 Ext. 2831-2840 or email [email protected]