Articles tagged “wellness tourism”

How Hyatt’s Miraval Resorts and Others Are Tuning In to Sound Healing

How Hyatt’s Miraval Resorts and Others Are Tuning In to Sound Healing

Laura Powell, Skift

If you have been noticing more spas offering treatments that incorporate Tibetan singing bowls, tuning forks, or gongs, you aren’t alone. Sound therapies are starting to make waves in the spa industry.

4 months ago

More Properties in Europe Want the Luxury Eco-Resort Label

More Properties in Europe Want the Luxury Eco-Resort Label

Leslie Barrie, Skift

As luxury resorts jockey for ways to differentiate themselves from the pack, a shift toward more environmental practices may help them find new customers. The key, though, is making sure those green efforts come from an authentic — and not purely financial — place.

5 months ago

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Aruba’s ‘Election Disconnection’ Experience Showcases the Demand for Personalized Wellness Getaways

Aruba’s ‘Election Disconnection’ Experience Showcases the Demand for Personalized Wellness Getaways

Aruba Tourism Authority + Skift

Today’s stressful, modern era has increasingly led travelers to plan transformational trips that will make them feel physically, mentally, and spiritually healthier. Aruba is one destination that has innovated its wellness offerings to meet this growing consumer demand.

5 months ago

Latvia Makes a Push Toward Ecotourism

Latvia Makes a Push Toward Ecotourism

James Forrest, The Guardian

Latvia — one of Europe's greenest countries — is trying to position itself as an ecotourism destination instead of just a quick stop on a tour of the Baltic states.

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.

6 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.

6 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.

7 months ago

SoulCycle’s Move Into Retreats Will Test Loyalty of Its Spin Fanatics

SoulCycle’s Move Into Retreats Will Test Loyalty of Its Spin Fanatics

Leslie Barrie, Skift

Considering SoulCycle is a fitness company, it’s not outlandish to think it would want to get into the wellness retreat business. Whether it will actually earn enough of a profit from the trips to make it worth its while is another story.

8 months ago

Why the Hot Springs Movement Is Gaining Steam in the United States

Why the Hot Springs Movement Is Gaining Steam in the United States

Laura Powell, Skift

The ancient Greeks did it. So did the ancient and not-so-ancient Romans, Japanese, and Chinese. Heck, even some of the founding fathers of the United States did it too. But despite its illustrious past, the idea of taking the waters has never really caught on in the United States, until now. Hot springs could be on the verge of a major wellness moment.

9 months ago

Hospitality Brands Go All-In on the Sleep Movement

Hospitality Brands Go All-In on the Sleep Movement

Leslie Barrie, Skift

As our Skift Megatrend 2019 forecasted, wellness is the new hook in travel marketing, and it's been gaining speed. The rise of wellness culture has made caring about sleep cool — and since weariness is a top complaint of travelers, it's good business sense that the hospitality industry is upgrading its sleep offerings.

11 months ago