August 23, 2019 – The inaugural Medical Travel Media Awards took place at the Kuala Lumpur Sheraton in Malaysia on August 22, 2019, with Total Croatia News among the award winners.
TCN CEO Paul Bradbury was at the event representing TCN and collected the award for Best Online Feature in the International Category. Additionally, Bradbury and TCN were finalists in the category of International Medical Journalist of the year.
The awards were conceived by the dynamic Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council, whose spectacular success in forging a public private partnership and national brand has catapulted Malaysia among the best medical tourism providers in the world. This was the first time a country has held a special event to celebrate the media contribution to the medical tourism story.
MHTC invited journalists to submit print, online and broadcast contributions profiling Malaysian medical tourism excellence, and they received over 250 submissions from 10 countries.
Bradbury, a vocal promoter of the huge potential of medical tourism in Croatia, first came into contact with Malaysian medical tourism last year at CIHT 2019 in Crikvenica, where MHTC CEO Sherene Azli gave a spectacular presentation of the Malaysian approach to developing its medical tourism.
“Malaysia’s approach to medical tourism is summed up together by the MHTC hashtag, Together We Win. Their unity and wonderful, coordinated approach between the public and private sector is a lesson to us all. Croatia has much to learn from countries such as Malaysia as it tries to exploit its own medical tourism opportunity.
“It was a huge honour to win this award, the first international award for TCN, and I would like to thank my entire team, my wonderful girls and Ognjen Bagatin and Tea Hitner from Bagatin Clinic for their support, as well as the outstanding hospitality of MHTC.”
As part of his trip to Malaysia, Bradbury is visiting various medical tourism facilities as a guest of MHTC, where there will be more lessons to be learned for sure.
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