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.