Global Health and Wellness
Apr 12, 2011
Everywhere I travel I keep hearing the same buzzword, Health and Wellness. I hear this from every tourism board, hotels, spa and those in the tourism industry. The tourism industry knows this is the direction and future of travel. They know people are going be taking more vacations to relax, become centered and find an inner peace. In today’s world with the hustle and bustle of our rushed lives we don’t have a chance anymore to relax. Vacations sometimes aren’t really vacations and we race around from activity to activity without slowing down. For many people vacations are shorter than they would like and they never have an opportunity to slow their pace.
This is where health and wellness comes in. People are seeking out hotels, resorts, and spas that are centered around “slowing the pace” of life and offering alternative health choices. With many people around the world becoming extremely unhealthy, obese and developing multiple health conditions it is even more important for these people to go to wellness retreats that provide guidance on healthy lifestyles. Health and Wellness is one of the only ways hotels, spas and countries can set themselves apart. For example, there are beach or mountain resorts everywhere in the world, but how many health and wellness beach or mountain resorts that focus on healthy lifestyles are there?
Health and Wellness is the future of the travel industry.