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Articles tagged “wellness”

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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.

2 months 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?

2 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.

3 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.

3 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

5 months ago

Greenwashing Goes On in Asia’s Massive Hotel Development

Greenwashing Goes On in Asia’s Massive Hotel Development

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Asia leads the global hotel pipeline and many more luxury hotels and wellness resorts will be opening in its fragile environments. Low-impact advocates are trying to lead by example, but they're too small and too few to effect a sea change.

5 months ago

SoulCycle Launches Wellness Retreats to Keep Pace With a Shifting Market

SoulCycle Launches Wellness Retreats to Keep Pace With a Shifting Market

Leslie Barrie, Skift

SoulCycle is smart to try and cash in on the wellness retreat trend — and look for other ways to make money so it can keep up with Peloton. For that to happen, though, it’s going to need to garner a lot of interest.

5 months ago

Case Studies in Wellness Tourism That Go Beyond the Spa: New Skift Research

Case Studies in Wellness Tourism That Go Beyond the Spa: New Skift Research

Meghan Carty, Skift Research

Wellness tourism is here for the long term. Understanding what it is today can help stakeholders find their place in this booming sector.

5 months ago