SPA/ The Dynamic World of Wellness Travel

Wellness tourism is developing fast, even faster than global tourism. Not only Europe and North America, but also Asia and Middle Eastern countries report growing profits. People all around the world add wellness to their holidays.


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Wellness Tourism Grows Faster Than Global Tourism Market SPA

Wellness Tourism Grows Faster Than Global Tourism Market

Denise Chen

Wellness tourism, which is defined as a form of travel with the aim of enhancing one's wellbeing is a relatively new tourism market, but one that has had a very outstanding growth track. Within a very short time, wellness tourism has risen to become one of the fastest segments of global tourism. According to the Global Wellness Tourism Economy Report currently, wellness tourism is a $438.6 billion global market, accounting for more than one out of seven of all tourist dollars, and it is projecte...
India – The Fastest Growing Nation in Wellness Tourism SPA

India – The Fastest Growing Nation in Wellness Tourism

Dan Rang

A recent study by SRI International has shown that India could be the fastest growing nation in wellness tourism by 2019. According to the study, this could be after India starts filling up a profit margin of over 20 percent annually by the end of 2017. The study by the US-based, non-profit and independent research center goes on to point out that the wellness industry, which currently accounts for about 14 percent of the total tourism outlay, runs at a total expenditure of $423 billion worldwi...
Asian Countries Have Great Potential in Wellness SPA

Asian Countries Have Great Potential in Wellness

Denise Chen

The Global Wellness Tourism Economy Report has released the latest figures for 2012 and the Asia-Pacific market size and impact are significant. After Europe and North America, the Asia-Pacific is the third largest region in the world for wellness tourism. Japan leads this area with 34.4 million trips and $28.6b expenditures. However, even Hong Kong with its small size still has 1.3 million trips and $2.2b expenditures. There are 5.6 million jobs created directly due to the wellness tourism indu...
Middle East Benefits Greatly from the Popularity of Wellness SPA

Middle East Benefits Greatly from the Popularity of Wellness

Denise Chen

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is the fastest growing wellness tourism market in the world. Wellness tourism is defined as all travel associated with enhancing an individual’s personal well-being. A recent data reported at the Global Wellness Tourism Congress (GWTC) shows that, the tourism market in the Middle East/North Africa region is growing at 16% annually. According to Susie Ellis, the President and CEO of the Global Spa and Wellness Summit as well as the President of SpaFinder We...