Filipina Finalist in TAT's Med Blog Contest

Top Quote A Filipina has made it as one of the 12 finalists of the Medical Tourism Blog Competition of the Tourism Authority of Thailand. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 05, 2010 - The Tourism Authority of Thailand has organized the Thailand Medical Tourism Blog Contest to promote medical tourism in Thailand. This contest was launched on October 1, 2010, attracted 219 applicants from 24 countries signed up in just two months. The TAT Selection Committee has now selected the 12 Finalists based on reputable profiles relevant to tourism and medical tourism to compete in the final round here in Thailand.

    Throughout their seven-day stay in Thailand, the Tourism Authority of Thailand has arranged visits for the 12 final contestants to over 50 health and tourist establishments, ranging from hospitals and clinics to spas in six destinations: Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Samui and Hua Hin. Furthermore, the 12 Finalists will get to experience a variety of Thailand's world class Medical & Wellness services, including medical check-ups, dentistry, skin laser treatments, botox courses and health spas.

    The 12 Finalists will then submit their blogs promoting medical tourism in Thailand referring to their experiences during the seven days. The blog with the most votes during the two-month voting period will win an assortment of prizes presented by the Tourism Authority of Thailand worth up to US$ 20,000. The finalists came from the United States, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, the Philippines and Indonesia.

    Claire Algarme is one of the two finalists from the Philippines. Algarme is from Bacolod City and now works with a non-profit organization. She maintains a blog, called First-Time Travels, which started in the year 2009. Her Med Blog Page can be viewed at

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