Source = ETB News: T.N. The Thailand Tourism Authority is trying to attract tourists to Thailand by running a competition that will give the winners free facial surgery, US $5,000 cash and a luxury vacation. The competition will no doubt be welcomed by the country as ongoing political unrest has caused a drop in the number of cosmetic surgery tourists by 40 per cent. The finalists have to consent to give the Thailand Extreme Makeover project the right to use their names, images, videos and / or audio before and after surgery for display, public relations via online and offline media and domestic and international marketing. Thailand has previously been a mecca for tourists wanting cosmetic surgery because savings can be up to 50 to 80 per cent compared to the USA. Plastic surgeons will judge tourist entrants’ photos and applications and develop a shortlist of finalists, with the Thai public then choosing three winners, The Diplomat reported.
Most British holidaymakers are intending to spend the same amount on their holiday this year as they did in 2008, a new survey has revealed.The poll, conducted by YouGov on behalf of Carnival UK, showed that 78 percent of British travellers were not planning on spending less money during this year’s trip.Almost a third said they were intending to spend more, indicating that the recession will not affect the amount of money people in Britain spend on their main holiday.David Dingle, Carnival UK’s chief executive officer, said: “The findings from YouGov have confirmed for us that there are still plenty of holidaymakers out there planning a holiday for 2009 despite the current economic situation.”Asked what they would be willing to give up in order to fund their two-week trip, holidaymakers said that pet food and savings were the only things that were more financially important.It was also revealed that travellers missed their own bed more than friends, family or pets while on holiday.A recent survey conducted by Visa and the Pacific Asia Travel Association revealed that British travellers were less likely to alter their holiday plans because of concerns about the economy. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedMore Brits prepared to splash out while on holiday this yearOver a third of British holidaymakers travelling on flights abroad this summer intend to spend more money on their break.Scots are most likely to have large holiday budgets, survey revealsScots are most likely to have large holiday budgets, survey revealsMore Brits plan to stay with friends and family during their overseas holidayAlmost a third of Brits are intending to stay with friends and family during their holiday abroad.