LOTUS CARE TRAVEL LAUNCHES 5-STAR MEDICAL TOURISM SERVICES TO BANGKOK, THAILAND
The Kenya Ambassador to Thailand H.E. Patrick S. Wamoto was the Guest of Honour
Bangkok, 19 September 2016
Tob Cohen-CEO Lotus Care Travel and H.E. Patrick Simiyu Wamoto-Kenya Ambassador to Thailand, Sarah Kamotho-Cohen-Managing Director Lotus Care Travel , James Nyongesa– First Secretary of Kenya Embassy during the launch of LotusCareTravel in Bangkok on 19 September 2016
On Monday 19 September, His Excellency Patrick S. Wamoto (4th from left), the Kenya Ambassador in Thailand officially graced his presence as Guest of Honour, during the launch of Lotus Care Travel as the Referral Office Kenya Medical Tourism, Bangkok, Thailand .
Thailand receives more than 2.8 million medical tourists per year, which is more than India. Although the medical care is a little more expensive, the quality of the care in combination with the latest technology – robots - the English speaking doctors and nurses, while Bangkok is a tourist paradise – with more than 18 million tourists - make Thailand a better option.
Lotus Care Travel, is the new medical tourism division of Tobs Limited, a company registered in Kenya 25 years ago and known for golf travel and tourism. Lotus Care Travel has officially been appointed the Referral Office for several hospitals in Bangkok, Thailand.
Tob Cohen, the CEO of Lotus Care Travel said: “Lotus Care Travel is the first company in Kenya to offer 5-star medical services at reasonable costs, offering Thailand as a 5 star medical destination as alternative for India and South Africa. It is a natural diversification from our existing Golf Travel and Tours, which has been catering travel to high-end clients and guests for the last 25 years. I have been many times in Thailand, a top golf, medical, beach, culture and shopping destination receiving more than 29 million visitors last year! We are proud to be the new Referral Office Kenya for Hospitals in Thailand.” Sarah Kamotho-Cohen added: “Our services include assisting patients in every way possible including appointments with the hospital, cost estimates for medical procedures, flights, hotel or service apartment bookings, transfers and excursions. There are no additional costs for using our services.”
Ambassador Patrick S. Wamoto receives a present from the Corporate Director of Marketing and Business Development Mr. Sudi Narasimhan, while the first Secretary of the Kenya Embassy Mr. James Nyongesa (left) and golfer/health check-up Mr. David Muita (right) are looking on.
The Kenya Ambassador H.E. Patrick S. Wamoto said that he was impressed by Thailand’s Hospital, which look more like a 5 star hotels than hospitals. He added: “It is good for Kenyans to know that there is a Kenya Embassy in Bangkok. In case of any need, all Kenyans can count on their own Embassy in Thailand.”
In the same week of the launch of Lotus Care Travel, 10 golfers from Kenya combined a Health Check-Up in Bangkok with a few rounds of golf and shopping.
One of them wrote: “The hospital is truly 5-star and the check-up was friendly, professional and efficient. We have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and I am sure we shall be your frequent tour partners. I, for one, loved every day, hour, minute of the tour. Asante!”