In a press release issued Thursday, the Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) announced confirmed speakers for the first-ever global conference on wellness tourism, which will be held in New Delhi, India, on October 5, 2013, in conjunction with the Summit. This will be a “defining moment” for the rapidly growing wellness travel category.
We are excited to announce that His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, has accepted an invitation to speak at the upcoming Global Spa & Wellness Summit, which will be held in New Delhi, India. This announcement has great significance to the entire industry, and we are honored that His Holiness is recognizing the important work all of us do every day. Continue reading
Destination spas have made historic contributions to the spa, travel, hospitality, and wellness industries. And this October, a historic event will take place on day one of the 2013 Global Spa & Wellness Summit, which will be held in New Delhi, India. For the first time, leaders from the 1,500-plus destination spas worldwide are invited to gather at the Global Destination Spa Forum to strategize on how to best solve their biggest challenges and capitalize on their biggest opportunities.
In 2011, in what was a milestone for our industry, the Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS), held in Bali, Indonesia, unveiled SpaEvidence.com, the world’s first free online resource dedicated to presenting the medical evidence that exists for spa and wellness therapies.
When the presentation was over, the audience was so appreciative, excited, and truly moved, there was a standing ovation (along with some tears!).
As Dr. Daniel Friedland, who presented SpaEvidence to the GSWS delegates, noted, “The portal provides more than scientific validation around the value of various spa and wellness modalities. It is also a gateway, through which many who have been laboring for so long with love and deep conviction experience an emotional catharsis in discovering their life’s work validated and their purpose emboldened with meaning and significance.” Continue reading
If this newsletter arrived with special effects, right now you would be listening to a cacophony of natural sounds drifting from the pristine Sal forest, a paradise for nature lovers surrounding Vana Retreat’s hotly anticipated, soon-to-be-opened Vana, Malsi Estate, which is located near Dehradun, on the lower foothills of the Himalayas. Vana has pledged to become a Titanium Sponsor (the highest level of sponsorship) of the seventh annual Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) and is also offering invited Summit delegates the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Vana before it opens to the public. The visionary new property, which is poised to become one of the world’s leading destinations for holistic wellness, Ayurveda, and yoga, promises not only to be a defining moment for India’s wellness and spa industry, but will redefine how classical Ayurveda and yoga are experienced.
This week we’d like to share a letter that Josef Woodman, CEO of Patients Beyond Borders, recently sent to Summit delegates. As you will see, Josef is passionate about the many new opportunities in the global wellness market and in wellness tourism. Please take a few minutes to learn why taking a leadership role in these markets is crucial for our industry. And we hope you will consider joining us at the GSWS, October 5-7.