The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2010-10-07T06:33:15Z 32% OF AUSTRALIAN WOMEN WOULD CONSIDER GOING OVERSEAS FOR A MEDICAL PROCEDURE 2010-10-07T06:33:15Z 32-of-australian-women-would-consider-going-overseas-for-a-medical-procedure 7 October 2010 – Latest travel findings from, travel.com.au has revealed that 32% of Australian females would consider going overseas for a medical procedure. These findings were pulled from travel.com.au’s Travel Trends Survey in June 2010 – with survey respondents asked ‘Would you consider going overseas for a medical procedure’. General Manager – Brand, Lisa Ferrari said, medical tourism will continue to become an emerging travel trend for Australians over the next few years, particularly as more countries promote themselves as medical tourism destinations. “Thailand, India, Malaysia, Philippines and South Africa are popular destinations of choice for Australian’s seeking a medical procedure.” Shorter waitlists, less expensive procedures and the option to spend their recovery time in an exotic location, are amongst the factors contributing towards this trend. “These aspects are enticing more and more Australians to weigh up the alternatives and consider heading overseas for medical procedures.” Australian’s most likely to consider going overseas for a medical procedure: Ranking State Responses 1 NT 80% 2 QLD 37% 3 NSW 34% 4 WA 31% 5 VIC 30% 6 SA 24% 7 ACT 0% Other points: Responses from different age groups didn’t tend to vary with the exception of the 65+ age bracket where only 20% said they would consider going overseas for a medical procedure. -ENDS- *Editor’s Notes In June 2010, travel.com.au surveyed 500 Australian travellers as part of its Travel Surveys. The information provided in this release was compiled from the answers given to the question: ‘Would you consider going overseas for a medical procedure’.For more information please contact: Alana Theodore Public Relations Executive Phone: 02 8016 4189 Email: atheodore@travel.com.au Web: www.travel.com.au ABOUT TRAVEL.COM.AU Travel.com.au was established in September 1997 and is a one-stop-shop travel agency. Offering international and domestic flights, holiday packages, hotel accommodation, travel insurance and car hire, we also cater for travellers who are interested in ski, cruise, corporate, family and adventure travel. We offer online and offline services. Our online service allows you to control your travel plans while our offline service allows our customers to seek professional and personalised advice from our Travel Experts. At travel.com.au we provide convenience, choice and value for money with any travel product purchased. With over 75, 000 airfares to more than 118 countries and a choice of 70 international and domestic airlines, travel.com.au is the essential tool for travellers. Booking fees may apply to products purchased on travel.com.au.