Tourists, mostly Australians who are constantly in search of health and wellness packages, seem to have found the perfect destination for their holiday experience.
All About Asia, one of the leading travel wholesalers in Australia, in their firm belief in the country’s potential in attracting the niche market of health and wellness travelers, has established Meditour Pty Ltd, with the sole purpose of selling health and wellness tours to the Philippines.
Tourism Secretary Joseph ‘Ace’ Durano said, “The country leads in catering to travelers who look for wellness destinations because of our prime ecotourism locations.”
He continued, “Nature and wellness go hand-in-hand. With the wealth of natural resources present in the Philippines, we can continue to nurture travelers who wish to lead a healthy travel lifestyle.”
“We are grateful to All About Asia’s strong confidence in the Philippines’ readiness for health tours. With our wealth of eco-friendly destinations, complemented by the Filipinos’ caring character, travelers looking for the perfect wellness getaway are assured to have their expectations met,” Durano further added.
Renowned medispa facilities are continuously gaining acclaim, among which is The Farm in San Benito in Batangas. All-organic meals, coupled with the most effective detoxification programs – all set in a reinvigorating environment, are suitable for all discriminating wellness travellers.
Trips to the country’s top caliber medical facilities were organized recently for All About Asia’s retail agents to better appreciate the country’s medical and wellness tourism products.
The agents went for an ocular visit to various health and wellness facilities such as Devarana Spa, Dr. Cecile Infantado’s Dental Clinic, Beverly Hills 6750, Dr. Rosero’s Dental Clinic, Makati Medical Center, Zen Institute Medispa, NuU Asia Dental Clinic and Beverly Hills Medical Group Clinic.
According to Undersecretary for Tourism Planning and Promotions Eduardo Jarque Jr., “Our culture is deeply rooted in the Filipino people’s long tradition of wellness. Hilot has been a traditional way of healing, and other communities also have their own indigenous ways towards wellness — and this sets the country apart.”
He added, “With the ongoing global challenges, a lot of tourists are now thinking twice about travel. Health matters, however, need utmost attention. And we are seeing that a growing number of tourists are becoming aware about the world-class health and dental care available in the country, at a more reasonable price.”
The agents were briefed on medical tourism in the country. Speakers included Cynthia Lazo, DOT Director for Sports and Wellness, Dr. Joel Gutierrez of the Philippine Dental Association, Cathy Turvill of the Spa Association of the Philippines, and Alma Jimenez of the Philippine Association of Health Organizations in Medical Tourism.
“We believe that the Philippines has all the ingredients to satisfy the discriminating health and wellness travelers from down under -– the finest facilities, affordable cost, credible professionals, supportive government agencies, and above all – the caring and healing hands of the Filipinos,” Rica Bueno, head for DOT Team Asia–Pacific, noted.