Travel Search Engine

travel search engine

Travel Search Engine

Introducing a  travel search engine option for our clients at Meditravel is part of our 2016 Service upgrades. The new travel search engine will enable clients to save time and money. No longer will they have to search multiple airline or hotel booking sites to find the best deals they can do a search of them all at once on our new search engine.

Our research found that figures show that seven in ten people who took a holiday in the last year booked entirely online.Furthermore, over half (52 per cent) of consumers believe that holidays are better value for money when booked online and 40 per cent actually enjoy being able to tailor or put together their own holiday on the internet.

For more complicated itineraries when a client wishes to do onward travel from Phuket here is still benefit in speaking to our specialist travel agent in person in a store or on the phone due to the value they can add in booking complicated trips.If you would like one of our Travel consultants put together a package on your behalf , we would ask that you complete the Travel request Form. CLICK HERE

We have partnered with  Wego,  they are the leading travel search site in the Asia Pacific and Middle East. By using our search engine you will be able to search hundreds of global travel search engine websites including airlines, hotel chains and online travel agents, using powerful yet simple to use technology.

You can choose to search and book flights or hotels or combine the two to create the ultimate travel saving packages deal. Although the search engine is simple to use, our consultants are available to help you with hotel recommendations if you need or to walk you through the booking process.

Some of the sites we searches for the best flight and accommodation deals:

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March Group Surgery Tour

March 2016 Group Surgery Tour~Limited Places

DEPARTS  10th MARCH

Join our March 2016 Group Surgery Tour to Phuket and know that you will be looked after by our specialist team of experts. If you don’t have someone to travel with this  is ideal as we can assist you to be partnered with another traveller.

Inclusions:

When working with Meditravel you know that you will have a choice in the surgeon you wish to use from a selection of the most experienced Thailand Surgeons. Our Thailand surgeons are among the best at Phuket International Hospital.
Our Surgery Groups choose to stay at the 5 star Avista Hideaway Resort, where you can recover in a relaxing and peaceful setting.

  • Discounts on Food and Beverage at the Hotel
  • Free  Scheduled Shuttle Bus to Patong and Paradise Beach
  • Free Wifi
  • Buffett Breakfast Daily
  • Discount on Spa treatments
We don’t like our clients left wondering where they have to be and when so we arrange all your transfer based around your travel, surgery and appointments. We organise to collect you from the airport on arrival and deliver you to your hotel and then to returrn you safely back to the airport to head home.All transfers to and from the hospital are arranged on your behalf from your initial consultation right through to all your check ups and final appointments. All nominated transfer are free of charge to Meditravel surgery clientele.
All Meditravel  Services are included in this package which covers all services in Thailand and Australia pre and post-surgery – with no additional Fees! We will coordinate all your surgery and travel arrangements and provide you with a copy of all documentation.

Your Consultant will remain with you at the Hotel for 10 days in Thailand to assist you through appointments, surgery and into your recovery.

Prior to your departure every Meditravel Client receives a personalised ‘Client Information Folder’ with your personal travel details which include – Hospital, Clinic, surgery, payment option, transfers and other documentation and records required to make your Surgery travel stress-free. We will include our client information booklet that covers checklist before your depart, money matters, recovery information and other essential travel-related hints and tips.If you require post-surgery garments these will be sent with your folder.

Your Next Steps~Moving Forward

No matter what procedure you want to get done, or where you want to get it done, you will need to get a surgical assessment done first. This is approval by the surgeon and a confirmation that you can get the procedure done at the advertised prices.Every client is required to undergo an assessment to ensure they are a candidate.Having this valuable information is essential in a client’s research as it greatly assists in qualifying the financial viability of traveling to Phuket for surgery or staying within Australia for surgery. You will know up front what surgery is advised and all the associated costs.We will not hide any fees or associated cost as we don’t like our clients getting any surprises.In this package every client is required to undergo an assessment to ensure they are a candidate for Rhinoplasty Surgery. This includes providing medical and personal details together with submitting the required photographs.
A free Plastic Surgeon assessment by one of our highly experienced and qualified Plastic surgeons at PIAC Hospital is available to all our surgical clients.The first and most essential step to a successful surgery is for the surgeon to learn as much about the patient as possible.The surgeon assessment allows  you to know all the information you can up front about your surgery choices.Firstly it is good idea to ensure that they are a candidate for your chosen surgery and second to enable a qualified Plastic Surgeon to provide you with professional recommendations.You will know up front what surgery is advised and all the associated costs, recovery time and surgery date availability.We will not hide any fees or associated cost as we don’t like our clients getting any surprises. All that is required is that you complete your Patient registration providing all your personal and Medical information.It is important that you take all the required photos as per the instructions so that the surgeon can provide an accurate assessment and recommendations.You can view and download the photo requirement for Face surgery by clicking the image .If you have any issues uploading the photos into the form you can choose to email or text them through to us and we can manual add them for you.face Image Required

After submitting your registration form and the required photographs, these are sent off to our Thailand Plastic surgeons to provide you with an assessment.

We ask that you be patient as this can take 5-7 days to receive a response from the Plastic Surgeons. Whilst this is happening we continue to work with you to look at appointment availability and assist with travel arrangements to Phuket. 

If you would also like to look at options in Australia for your surgery using Meditravel Exclusive Discounted Plastic Surgery Cost with our surgeons in Sydney, please let us know.

You will be emailed a copy of your surgical recommendations once they are received from he surgeon. One of our consultants will then be in touch to discuss further the recommendations and to commence the booking process.

Sea Pearl Resort Promotion

Sea Pearl Resort Promotion~Stay 8 Pay 4

Travel between  at Sea Pearl Resort Patong from April to October and take advantage of our Sea Pearl Resort Promotion of  Pay Stay Offer at one of Phuket’s Luxury Accommodations

Inclusions:

  • Breakfast Daily
  • Free Daily Shuttle Bus to Patong Beach
  • Your Choice of Room Type

The on-site day spa is a 5-star facility in an Asian modern contemporary décor with an undersea concept. 8 individual luxurious treatment rooms with its bathroom shower and wardrobe. For those special occasions try the Grand couples Suite with an oversized Jacuzzi. All rooms are equipped with an iPod docking station adding a personal touch to the overall experience from your very own audio library.

All treatments at Carissa Spa starts with our signature foot ‘ritual’. Carissa Spa only uses the highest quality products such as Dermalogica.

1st April 2015 to 31st October 2015

Alternate pricing available outside these dates

Each suite and room have its own Jacuzzi on the balcony, providing a sanctuary for private sunbathing and complete relaxation.

Deluxe Jacuzzi

Deluxe Suite 1 Bedroom

Deluxe Suite 2 Bedroom

Deluxe Pool Access

Deluxe Pool Access 1 Bedroom

Deluxe Pool Access 2 Bedroom

Deluxe Suite Private Pool

Private Pool Villas

To view further information on room and hotel information visit our Sea Pearl Resort Hotel Recovery Page here

Group Surgery Travel Thailand Embraced By Australians

Group Surgery Travel

Plastic surgery certainly ranks high on the list of surgeries that are commonly performed by Australians. The power of undergoing a certain change, in order to look better, does appeal to everyone at large. This is totally appealing to both sexes, and a large number of them decide to undertake them every year.

Every year also throws up newer and unique trends that dominate the plastic surgery scene in Australia. Now, while there are numerous surgeons and clinics in the country, that offer the option to undergo cosmetic surgery. A huge number of patients are beginning to embrace a rather new, and yet very appealing, trend.

Plenty of prospective plastic surgery patients, these days, opt for medical tourism as an option, based on 50% saving on the cost alone. Group Surgery Tours is about travel to another country, in order to undergo any surgery. While this may pose the question, of why travel to a foreign country for a surgery, there is certainly a lot more to it than just the surgery cost alone.

One of the first things that come to mind is that a cosmetic surgery in another country allows for tourist activities, and as such, they can even be undertaken during your recovery period. Therefore, one can go through a successful recovery and then get back to the country, before resuming normal activities.

Group surgery travel, which involves traveling for surgery in a group, can also prove to be largely beneficial for many people. These tours are headed by a manager for the medical tourism company, who is appointed by the agency initiating the program. As such, group surgeries can offer numerous advantages:

  • Single travelers can largely benefit from group travels. As a single person does not have to foray into an unknown country alone. Group surgery travel also make up for good company during tourist activities.
  • Travelers, for whom a trip may be the first one, can overcome any fears in the presence of a surgery group.
  • People who need company and help during their recovery period can greatly benefit from group surgery travel.
  • If you are in a group of few friends or relatives, who wish to undergo cosmetic surgery, group travel comes across as a very fabulous option.

 Group surgery Travel with Destiny Meditravel

Destiny Meditravel, is a very well-known Australian agent for Thailand cosmetic surgeries, send their patients to Phuket in Thailand. Now, Phuket is a very attractive destination for Australian tourists and also boasts of numerous tourist activities that one can choose to opt to do once surgery completed. With great hotels for accommodation and, top class hospitals and surgeons in the area, one can be in for a very fruitful trip, to say the least.

Besides, every group surgery tour is always headed by client managers, who know the conditions and make every effort to make patients feel comfortable. These managers also stay in Phuket, initially for up to 10-14 nights, so that everyone receives extra assistance during the beginning of the recovery phase after surgery. Considering that these managers have local experience, you won’t have any problem pertaining to any assistance needed in Phuket.

Group Surgery accommodation is in 4 or 5-star hotels, including transfers from the airport, and the hospital are also handled easily. Fees that you usually pay are all-inclusive of surgery, flights, and accommodation. Despite that, you’d notice how it is still way cheaper than what you’d pay for a similar surgery in Australia.

Group Surgery Travel for cosmetic surgeries in Thailand has been gaining largely, in popularity. As more people seem interested and opt for Phuket as an ideal destination for plastic surgery and tourism, Destiny Meditravel always has future travel dates drawn up, just in case anyone is looking for them.

The next Group Surgery Tour, if you want to join, is scheduled for May 10th 2015 where the surgery group will be staying  in 5 Star accommodation at the Avista Resort, Patong. There are limited spots left so if your interested contact Destiny Meditravel and register.

 

Phuket Travel Information

Phuket Travel

Phuket Currency Name: Thai Baht

Code: THB


There is a vast supply of ATM’s (automatic teller machines) available throughout Phuket accepting most major cards from the major international networks such as Cirrus. Check the symbol on the back of your ATM card against the symbols on the ATM machine. However, transactions fees can be considerably high, and it is wise to check with your bank prior to departure. Maximum withdrawal amount per day is usually 20,000 baht. Rates of exchange at banks and any authorised money exchangers are more competitive than those offered by hotels and retail outlets.

Money can be easily changed at currency exchange counters on retail strips such as Patong, Kata and Phuket City. Always ask in advance how much Baht you will receive for $x and count it back carefully. Some money changers are very quick and slightly alter their first offer in their favour if you are not attentive. Credit card Major credit cards are accepted in most retailers and restaurants.

Phuket  International Airport


Phuket International Airport is a 40-minute drive from Patong, Kata and Phuket City tourist areas. DMT Client will have pre-arranged transfers so will not need to worry about the barrage of taxi drivers offering their services.

The Internet Access


Most Phuket resorts offer wireless broadband internet access. Alternatively there are plenty of Internet Cafés available in the main tourist areas of Phuket.

Electricity Outlets


Electricity – 220 Volts. Several different plugs and sockets are in use, but two pins flat (US type) or round (European type) are pretty universal. Adapters can buy at local stores.

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Ready, Set, Go Thailand Surgery

Phuket Surgery

Ok, So you have been researching into the cost of having Breast Augmentation or a Tummy Tuck in Thailand. You have now found out that the cost of having surgery in Phuket is significantly lower than the quote you received from your Australian Plastic Surgeon. Only downside if you can call it that,  is that you have to fly to a tropical island and stay for a predetermined time frame for recovery. (hey there are worse thing you could be doing in recovery)

You now ask yourself – “What is the Next Step to Booking Surgery?”

Firstly you also have to remember to add the cost of travelling to Phuket to the Surgery Cost or use one of the many Surgery All Inclusive packages Destiny Meditravel has put together. As not everyone’s requirements are identical we, customise Travel packages specific to Surgery recovery times. Depending on the surgery that you are having the recommended recovery time required in Phuket varies from 7-16 days. Our most popular is the Breast Implant package for $5500 that includes Flights, Hotel 9 nights and surgery.

Step 1 – Ready

Contact Meditravel and have one of our experienced staff provide you with a full quote including Travel. Your consultant will explain you package inclusions and what your next steps will entail.

Step 2 – Set

You will be required to complete a Patient Registration and supply images for one of our highly qualified Thailand Surgeons to provide an assessment. You will receive an evaluation that will include recommendations for your chosen surgery as well as confirm the pricing for surgery and required recovery period.

Step 3 – Go

Once  you have recommendations from the surgeon and have accepted them, you will then need to decide when you wish to have surgery.Once we have that we will book your appointments for consultation and surgery with your surgeon. We will then if required commence putting your surgery package together with your Travel Package, providing options and pricing on flights and hotels. Once all complete and confirmed it is just a matter of counting down the days until you depart.

Money Matters Thailand

thailand exchange australia

Although you are having surgery your recovery period, is a forced holiday too! Most of us don’t go on a holiday to be tight with our cash, but there are a thousand better things to spend your money on than fees and charges. The choices, we all have today, are so much better than when we had to use travelers cheques and cash.

These day’s we have the availability of debit and credit card facilities just about everywhere we go, the choice is up to you. Whether you use a credit card, debit card or travel cards or cash, you should be aiming for a card that gives you the least amount of hassle combined with the lowest fees and charges.

In Thailand for shopping, you will primarily use cash as you will be bartering for the lowest price. Credit cards can are welcome in Hotel, Restaurants and high end and retail shops and outlets in the large shopping centres.

Look for a card with low currency conversion fees and easy access to one currency. But since you will be traveling in Thailand you’ll want to load a travel money card with multiple currencies at a set exchange rate. This way you can save on currency conversion fees by charging up to ten ‘currency buckets’ at a time.

Cash

Carrying cash comes down to your choice, just make sure that you keep it in a secure location when traveling and in the hotels security safes when your out exploring. When exchanging AUD money for Thai currency make sure you check out 2 or 3 exchange booth’s, as you will find they all offer a different exchange rates. As currency rates change throughout the day and from day to day only exchange what you need for a few days shopping and eating.

Banks

Banking hours usually start from 08:30 am to 3:30
pm from Monday – Friday. Some small branches are located in the shopping malls and are open from 08:30 am to 7:00 pm, seven days a week.
Most major banks have branches in Phuket City and
Patong, as well as a few sub-branches dotted around

ATM
You will find ATM’s in all your shopping areas and at most 7 Elevens stores. Nearly all currency exchange booths will also offer an ATM service.
Personally if I am going to use an ATM I would usually go into one of the many banks, usually in the major shopping centers and withdraw a lump sum of Thai currency to avoid all those dreaded bank fees. You can then store in your hotel safe and take with you what you will need for the day.

You can download a printable version of this information and more at our website.
http://www.destinymeditravel.com.au/money-thailand

Breast Implants and Tummy Tuck Overseas Popularity

Thailand Breast Implant package

In a report released on news.com.au 9th Janurary 2015, it was reported in their story “It is estimated that around 15,000 Australians are heading overseas for breast enhancements and tummy tucks costing $300 million every year”. This was part of a Health Check Survey on Australians, conducted by Medibank. The survey revealed that half of all Young Adults worried more about their body shape than a healthy life style. This poor self image it would appear has young adults looking for quick solutions, thus where Cometic Surgery come in.

Due to the high cost of Cosmetic Surgery prices in Australia, Australians have for many years travelled overseas for Cosmetic Surgery in Thailand. Breast Implant surgery in Australia costs range from $8000 up to $15,000 with many Queensland and Sydney surgeons. These cost are just the Plastic Surgeon fees and do not include Hospital and theatre fees. It also does not include the anesthetist fee, medication, post surgery garments or check up appointments. It is when Australian realise all the associated cost in having Cosmetic surgery in Australia that the average person financial is unable to proceed. Although they still want the surgery financial they are unable to commit to having the surgery in Australia.

This is when they start shopping around and researching other options. When typing into google “Breast Implant Cost” many of the paid advertisements at the top of search results are for agencies like Destiny Meditravel who offer to coordinate having surgery in Thailand. When someones sees the cost of Breast Implant Surgery in Thailand for as little as $4000 or the offer of $5550 packages that include flights, hotel and surgery it then goes back to being affordable.

The $4000 for Breast Implant Surgery at Phuket International Hospital is all inclusive of everything surgery related including a compression garment for post surgery recovery. All hospital fees, meals, checkups and take home medications are included in the one cost, preventing any hidden cost occurring. Knowing this information it is little wonder that Australian are heading to Thailand for surgery instead of opting to pay the excessive high fees in Australia.

Mummy Make Over -Post Baby Surgery Cost

mummy make over thailand

How you feel as a mum is integral to the strength of your family. There is nothing wrong with wanting to feel youthful, sexy, and confident after having your babies. Having a positive self-image certainly benefits you, but it also can improve your interactions with loved ones. You deserve to feel as wonderful as you truly are, and that’s exactly the philosophy behind  having a Mummy Makeover in Thailand where you get to rest, relax and be pampered after surgery.

You may feel like there are a lot of decisions to be made if you want to proceed with having surgery, and not just about the procedure itself we find that most patients also have concerns about kids, finances, and so much more.

What is a Mummy Makeover?
A Mummy Makeover is a combination of surgical procedures designed to restore a women’s body after pregnancy and childbirth or even after weight loss. The procedures are often performed all at once. The goal is to focus on those areas that are most impacted by childbearing, including the breasts, tummy, and waistline.

What are my procedure options for a Mummy Makeover in Thailand?
The surgical options vary greatly from person to person and will depend on your personal goals. Most women choose to combine breast and body procedures such as liposuction, tummy tuckbreast augmentation, or breast lift for their Mummy Makeovers. Others are more interested in facial rejuvenation techniques such as face lift or eyelid surgery. Our Thailand surgeons will help you choose the appropriate treatments to meet your needs.

How soon can I have a Mummy Makeover Surgery Package after giving birth?
Your body should be as close to “normal” as possible before having your Mummy Makeover. That means you should be at a steady weight for 3 months and be engaged in a regular fitness routine and healthy diet. You should also wait 6 to 12 months after breastfeeding so that your breasts return to normal. It is no point going through the surgery whilst your body is still changing. You want to be able to get the best results from your surgeries and this can only be achieved when your body has ceased changing.

What are the costs of having a Mummy Make Over in Thailand?
The finances associated with any surgery are integral in any decision to have surgery, more so when you are looking at having multiple procedures. When having a Mummy Make Over in Thailand you will need to also factor in the recovery time need which may be up to 17 Days and travel cost. An average cost of flights from Australia and a 18 day Hotel package would be $2000 AUD.

Breast Augmentation (Round Gel) 115,000 (under 500cc) $3,833 9 Nights
Breast Lift with Implant (round) 210,000 $7,000 16 Nights
Tummy Tuck (Standard) 165,000 $5,400 16 Nights
Tummy Tuck +2 Area Liposuction 190,000 $6,300 16 Nights

Common Mummy Make Over Surgery Options

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
If you’re a mum, you know the reality: that having a baby changes your body in ways that can’t always be erased with diet and exercise. No matter how long it’s been since you delivered, no matter how hard you’ve worked to get back in shape, if your abdomen still won’t completely retract, don’t blame yourself. Once skin and muscle have been stretched from pregnancy, they frequently will not return to their pre-pregnancy form

Breast Lift

Stretched and sagging breasts are common after childrearing, but they don’t have to be a requirement of motherhood. Many mothers just like you have made the choice to get back their beautiful, perky pre-baby breasts. It’s easier than ever – and can help you look better than ever in a dash with breast lift surgery. Read our article on if you need a breast lift here

Breast Augmentation

Although most mums are well aware of the way pregnancy changes a woman’s body, many are surprised to find that their breasts look smaller after having kids. This is not uncommon, especially among women who breast feed. To restore lost fullness, or to create the volume you’ve always wanted, as part of mummy make over you may be offered breast augmentation.

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