Announcing the Winner of the VIP Upgrade Package
Thank you to everyone that filled in the VIP survey contest. We are delighted to announce the winner of the VIP upgrade package and survey results. The winner was randomly selected from all submissions and will receive a VIP Upgrade package when she books her cosmetic holiday.
The VIP upgrade package includes:
- A fresh fruit basket on arrival in her preferred destination
- Airport transfers in a private car and transport to local medical appointments in Phuket
- A VIP upgrade package for 7 to 14 day accommodation. Depending on length of stay.
- Meals provider during your stay
- Beauty treatment package (spa, nails, hair, pedicure)
Congratulations to winner:
Leola Carter of New Zealand
Results of the Survey
Here are the results of the survey. Feel free to post your feedback or comments on the community.
Q: Age of participants
The average age of particpants was 50.
A majority of partipants were female.
- 91% female
- 6% Male
- 2% Do not identify
Q: Location (where particpants live)
48% of particpants live in North America, with 41% living in Asia South Pacific (Australia/NZ), and 8% living in the United Kingdom.
- United States – 36%
- Australia – 25%
- New Zealand – 16%
- Canada – 12%
- United Kingdom – 8%
- South Africa – 1%
- Other – 2%
Q: After COVID-19 is controlled and borders are opened, how soon are you willing to travel?
43% of participants surveyed want to travel immediately with 91% wanting to travel for a cosmetic surgery holiday within 6 months.
- Immediately – 43%
- 3 months – 22%
- 6 months – 26%
- Over a year – 8%
- Other – 1%
Q: What destinations are you most interested in?
Thailand, Mexico, and Malaysia continue to be the top 3 requested destinations, with significant interest in Spain, Dominican Republic, and Bali.
- Thailand – 26%
- Mexico – 25%
- Malaysia – 13%
- Spain – 9%
- Dominican Republic – 8%
- Bali – 8%
- Turkey – 4%
- Other – 15%
Q: Have you ever had a medical procedure overseas?
Only 19% of particpants have had a medical procedure overseas prior, with nearly 70% of particpants not.
- 68% – No
- 19% – Yes, Major procedures
- 7% – Yes, Minor procedures
- Other – 6%
Q: Would you be willing to pre-book now if you got a significant discount and be on a priority list?
86% of particpants are interesting in pre-booking now and placed on a priority list.
- Yes, 21%
- Yes, tell me more – 65%
- No – 13%
Q: Would you be interested in a group tour – (max) -20 with others with accommodation and services included?
86% of particpants are interested in a group tour or packaged tour with other.
- Yes – 47%
- Maybe – Tell me more – 39%
- No – 14%
Q: Are you interested in financing or using your superannuation (pension) to fund your procedure?
48% of particpants were not interested in financing their procedures.
- Yes – 18%
- No – 48%
- Maybe, tell me more – 34%
Q: What is most important to you?
70% of particpants want high-quality (doctor/hospital reputation) and affordable (price) with 17% indicating patient experience was a key factor.
- Doctors hospital reputation – 44%
- Price – 26%
- Reviews – Patient experience – 17%
- Specific procedures – 10%
- Destination service – 2%
Q: Are services on arrival important to you?
91% of particpants indicated services are important to their decision making with only 9% not interested in any services.
- No, seasoned traveller – 9%
- Yes, accommodation/hotel – 33%
- Airport & local transport – 28%
- Daily nurse visits – 23%
Q: Would you be interested in earning incoming for referring others?
37% were definately interested in a referral/affiliate program with nearly 70% interested with additional information.
- Yes – 37%
- Maybe – like to know more – 32%
- No – 27%
Q: Are you interested in a teleconsultation?
86% of particpants were interested in a teleconsultation prior to travel.
- 58% – Yes if its free
- 22% – If the fee is deducated
- 14% – No
- 6% – Defiantly, peace of mind
Conclusion of Survey Results
The conclusion of the survey indicates that cosmetic surgery holidays are becoming increasingly popular among older travellers 50+, who are looking for high-quality, yet affordable packages. Service remains an important consideration, as well as group travel as many seek comfort in travelling with others. Destination while important is not the major decision making factor, and most consider a teleconsultation an additional comfort prior to travel. Most participants are also interested in a rewards and/or referral program.