Skift Wellness

Wellness Hospitality Will See New Models Emerge in Wake of Pandemic

Wellness Hospitality Will See New Models Emerge in Wake of Pandemic

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

Having a robust wellness tourism industry built on science-based approaches will be a positive that can come from a damaging pandemic.

1 week ago

What Is Driving the Symbiosis of Wellness and Travel?

What Is Driving the Symbiosis of Wellness and Travel?

Leslie Barrie, Skift

There is no doubt that the latest wellness trends will impact the travel space. Just how fast companies will begin implementing the trends is the real question.

4 months ago

Where the Travel Industry Will Intersect With Wellness in 2020

Where the Travel Industry Will Intersect With Wellness in 2020

Laura Powell, Skift

Wellness trends come and go, but travel companies in 2020 are increasingly looking toward ancient traditions to find practices that are built to last.

4 months ago

How Luxury Hospitality Is Tackling Conservation Efforts Globally

How Luxury Hospitality Is Tackling Conservation Efforts Globally

Leslie Barrie, Skift

These days, it's not just one-off luxury properties that are investing in conservation projects. More companies see the value in protecting and restoring the land they're situated on, and ones that don't may be left behind.

4 months ago

Dubai’s Demand for Niche Spiritual Retreats on the Rise

Dubai’s Demand for Niche Spiritual Retreats on the Rise

Reem Abdellatif, Skift

Spiritual retreats have become all the rage in Dubai as the wellness travel industry continues to grow, particularly across developing markets. Tailored experiences may be the key to the growth of this niche market, as more mindful travelers are now seeking exclusivity and holistic healing methods.

5 months ago

When Luxury and Wellness Travel Collide

When Luxury and Wellness Travel Collide

Leslie Barrie, Skift

Wellness and luxury travel overlap in more ways than one — like when high-end hospitality companies start to offer more niche travel experiences. Expect more overlap in 2020.

5 months ago

What Luxury Travel Looks Like in 2020

What Luxury Travel Looks Like in 2020

Laura Powell, Skift

Change is constant and continuous. That’s why a listing of the new trends that will be impacting luxury travel during 2020 must, in addition to peering into the future, include a look back in time.

5 months ago

Is the Future of Wellness Travel in Going Niche?

Is the Future of Wellness Travel in Going Niche?

Leslie Barrie, Skift

Wellness travelers don’t just want cookie-cutter retreats anymore. In 2020, expect more creative, specialized wellness experiences that cater to more of what this style of traveler really wants.

5 months ago

Which Brand Will Win the Holiday Wearable Battle?

Which Brand Will Win the Holiday Wearable Battle?

Leslie Barrie, Skift

After Peloton’s advertising fiasco, other fitness technology brands will likely step it up this season and market themselves as the “It” holiday gift. And because wearables cost so much less than a Peloton bike — even for the top-of-the-line Apple Watch — chances are they’ll see a surge in seasonal sales.

5 months ago

How Wellness Travel Became a Thing in the Past Decade

How Wellness Travel Became a Thing in the Past Decade

Leslie Barrie, Skift

More people want wellness woven into their travel than ever before, whether through retreats or one-off experiences, and the trend will likely gain momentum in the next decade.

6 months ago

Retailers Use Fitness Perks to Woo Customers

Retailers Use Fitness Perks to Woo Customers

Leslie Barrie, Skift

To get customers in the door, retailers — whether grocery stores or athleisure brands — are offering fitness classes. It’s not a bad idea considering the popularity of working out these days, combined with the struggles of brick-and-mortar.

6 months ago

Retail Giants Test Direct-to-Consumer Wellness Brands

Retail Giants Test Direct-to-Consumer Wellness Brands

Leslie Barrie, Skift

It’s low-risk for big brands like Gap and Express to launch digital-native wellness brands considering the unfit state of brick-and-mortar sales. If these companies find success, other retailers may follow suit.

6 months ago