For the eTalk on FUTURE TOURISM: LET’S GET PHYSICAL we gathered five industry experts in the fields of tourism, hospitality and medical to discuss the potential for health and wellness related tourism in Thailand.
The panel comprised of:
Asst. Prof. Dr. Pansak Sugkraroek of VitalIfe Scientific Wellness Centre
Wichit Na-Ranong from The Slate in Phuket, who have partnered with KRU Precision Wellness Clinic
Anthony Jude Tan of AJT Wellity Asia
Bruno Huber from Movenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok
Mark van Ogtrop, Beacon Sky Hospitality and Wellity Trend Watch
Due to technical issues from my side, Andrew Jacka, Chairman of Asia Pacific Spa & Wellness Coalition, was unable join the panel, but we will get him back for the next eTalk in May.
The panel discussed the change in consumer behaviour and trend for healthier holidays. The rise of medical tourism after lockdown. Trends in the Health & Wellness tourism related sector. The opportunity for Thai hotels to target domestic medical wellness tourism. Criteria for setting up a wellness centric project. The best approach by hotels when setting up a wellness clinic. The liability aspect of hotels offering wellness treatments. Wrapping up the one hour with the opportunity for Thailand from medical marijuana related tourism.
Our next eTalk on Wednesday 5 May 2021: HEALTH & WELLNESS: A PRESCRIPTION FOR THAILAND’S TOURISM INDUSTRY?
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