The Tourism Authority of Thailand, TAT, is looking to bolster its position as a leading destination for both medical tourism and dental tourism with an all-out publicity blitz to promote destinations such as Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya, Samui and Chiang Mai as health and wellness travel hubs. The initial campaign will consist of a medical tourism travel blog competition.

Medical and travel bloggers from around the world have been invited to compete. From the original applicants, TAT selected 12 bloggers to travel to Thailand and visit medical and dental holidays destinations and facilities throughout the country and blog about their experience. See the 12 blog finalists here and read what they have to say of medical and dental holidays in Thailand.

For the bloggers with the most fans and the best medical and dental travel blog posts, The Tourism authority of Thailand is offering prizes -a $10,000 price (for the blog with the most visits) and $3000 (for the blog with the best blog posts). TAT will also be giving away hotel stays to the winners. The medical and dental holiday bloggers arrived in Thailand earlier this week and will finish their tours today. The winners of the blogging contest will be announced on February 7th, 2011, so stay tuned for the winners.

Below you can view Tourism authority of Thailand video about the health tourism competition.