Articles tagged “wellness”

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.

10 hours ago

‘Skip-Gen’ Travel Takes Off as Grandparents Seek to Bond With Grandkids

‘Skip-Gen’ Travel Takes Off as Grandparents Seek to Bond With Grandkids

Maria Lenhart, Skift

More grandparents are viewing traveling with grandkids as a way to get some much-needed bonding time. This skip-gen trend is creating an important market for travel advisors, but there are things to know in order to handle it right.

2 days ago

How Certifying a Hotel’s Wellness Bonafides Could Shake Up the Industry

How Certifying a Hotel’s Wellness Bonafides Could Shake Up the Industry

Leslie Barrie, Skift

Right now, a hotel can offer guests lemon water at check-in and call itself a wellness property. A new wellness certification might raise the bar for that distinction and help legitimize the industry.

1 week ago

Are Hotels Ready for Wellness Certification?

Are Hotels Ready for Wellness Certification?

Laura Powell, Skift

As the new decade begins, it’s becoming more apparent to the travel industry that the well-being of the individual is intrinsically tied to the well-being of the environment. That’s why we are starting to see hospitality companies looking into getting certified for wellness.

1 week ago

Hyatt’s Partnership With Headspace Elevates Wellness Strategy

Hyatt’s Partnership With Headspace Elevates Wellness Strategy

Nancy Trejos, Skift

Hyatt Hotels is teaming up with meditation and wellness company Headspace to help its guests and employees lead healthier lives while traveling and working. Is this the way to gain their hearts and minds?

1 week 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.

2 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

2 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.

2 months ago

Travel’s Moment of Clarity: Sober Tourism Is a Real Business

Travel’s Moment of Clarity: Sober Tourism Is a Real Business

Rosie Spinks, Skift

There have always been travelers who don't drink, but the "sober curious" lifestyle movement has created a defined market of people who are eager for trips, tours, and experiences that aren't centered around alcohol. It's surprising that the travel industry has only just started to respond.

2 months ago

Meditation Apps Battle for Airline Partners

Meditation Apps Battle for Airline Partners

Leslie Barrie, Skift

If you think about it, airlines and meditation apps make a perfect pairing. Headspace currently has a stronghold when it comes to in-flight meditation, but the new Inscape and JetBlue partnership could chip away at its dominance.

2 months ago