"Meet the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Tourism and Sports to integrate the strategic plan to drive the wellness industry in Thailand, along with a plan to solve the problem of skill people shortage in the establishment "
21 ,Feb 2023
February 21, 2023, at the Ministry of Tourism and Sports: The Federation of Thai Spa and Wellness Association by Chairman Ms.Chawanat Sinthukiow with the association’s committee were brought together to discuss with Mr. Aran Boonchai, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Tourism and Sports bringing up the private sector be integrated and drive the wellness industry both in terms of service and health promotion by increasing manpower in the field of spa therapist and masseuse/masseur by encouraging coordination between the ministries related to promoting the skills training to fill up to the health promotion service industry in order to sufficiently meet the needs of consumers due to current situation demand for spa services and massage is outnumbered by a lack of skilled labor has got impact of COVID 19 and the impact of skilled people in the field of spa and massage services to work abroad illegally and legally. The Federation of Thai Spa and Wellness Association, therefore, has asking government agencies to support a short-term as urgent plan as if there’s a budget to help spa training, massage training, training specialists in health promotion services in each region and have a policy to plan for skilled people to work in Thailand within this 2-3 years to generate income into the country by wellness tourism sector first, rather than promoting and publicizing for experts and skilled people in the field of spa, massage, health promotion experts to work abroad. Moreover in order to achieve the goal within five(5) years for a long-term strategic plan from now, aiming for Thailand to be a No.1 World Class Wellness Destination, the Federation of Thai Spa and Wellness Association would like to propose an integration of a strategic plan that jointly work on strategic plans between the government sectors and private sectors under the umbrella of wellness which combines spa services and massage, sports, hot springs, nutrition, anti-aging science, etc. The Federation of Thai Spa and Wellness Associations ready to drive policy and working closely with the government to achieve success for the future mutual.