The Health Travel Industry Research Society of Thailand (HTRIS Thailand), a non-profit private sector initiative, was established recently to focus on information for the improvement and promotion of Thailand’s international health service industry, particularly the hospital, hospitality, tourism, travel, wellness and support industries such as transport, insurance, translation, pharmacies, information, retail and entertainment.
The Center, which serves as a media watchdog for Thailand’s medical tourism industry, publishes information that helps maintain the Kingdom’s predominance in the billion-dollar Asian industry, a regional market position now being challenged by competing Asian nations including Singapore, Malaysia, India and the Philippines.
The research society also compiles white papers comprising data from media and market responders, from international industry consultants, as well as from national industry leaders and government advisers.