Wellness Is Now a $3.4 Trillion Global Industry – Three Times+ Bigger Than the Worldwide Pharmaceutical Industry!


Posted on Friday, October 17th, 2014, by Alexandra Plessier | Leave a Comment

weekender10417_headerNew GSWS report analyzing 10 wellness sectors show eye-popping growth everywhere; Spa industry jumped from $60 to $94 billion from 2007-2013, across brutal recession

At the recent GSWS in Marrakesh, Morocco, important new research that sizes and analyzes the ten sectors that comprise the “umbrella” wellness industry was unveiled. The big finding: wellness is now a staggering $3.4 trillion market – and one of the biggest, fastest-growing industries on earth. Some context: it’s a 3.4 times bigger market than the $1 trillion, global pharmaceutical industry. Continue reading

Ten Major Shifts Set to Impact Wellness: Key takeaways from the 8th Annual Global Spa & Wellness Summit


Posted on Friday, October 3rd, 2014, by PaulinaT | Leave a Comment

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With the dust settled after the extremely successful 8th annual Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) in Morocco earlier this month, we wanted to share with Weekender readers some of the highlights of our future-looking agenda.

At this year’s GSWS we hit the >>Fast Forward button with an agenda that included a wide-range of futurists, marketing gurus, and, of course, spa and wellness experts. The journey we took into our future was full of game changers, and there were ten major takeaways we identified that could impact how the world, and our industry, approach wellness in the future. Continue reading

GSWS media partner, Professional Spa & Wellness Magazine, reports on the announcement of the $3.4 trillion Spa & Wellness Industry


Posted on Saturday, September 13th, 2014, by Beth McGroarty | Leave a Comment

GSWS media partner, Professional Spa & Wellness Magazine, reports on announcement made by SRI International regarding the now $3.4 trillion Spa & Wellness industry. Senior SRI analysts Katherine Johnston and Ophelia Yeung presented the data in a preview of the Global Spa & Wellness Economy Report, which will be published at the end of the month.

2014 Global Spa and Wellness Economy Research Report by SRI International Katherine Johnston

2014 Global Spa and Wellness Economy Research Report by SRI International Katherine Johnston

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GSWS media partner, Professional Spa & Wellness Magazine, reports the Global Spa & Wellness Summit


Posted on Saturday, September 13th, 2014, by Beth McGroarty | Leave a Comment

GSWS media partner, Professional Spa & Wellness Magazine,  reports on the kickoff of the Global Spa & Wellness Summit.  The Summit focused on the spa and wellness market in Africa, spa education initiatives and the latest wellness tourism economy figures during day one of the Summit.  

Brimming with Opportunity The Spa and Wellness Scene in Africa with moderator Magatte Wade

Brimming with Opportunity The Spa and Wellness Scene in Africa with moderator Magatte Wade

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SRI International in conjunction with the Global Spa & Wellness Summit presented the 2014 Global Spa & Wellness Economy Report


Posted on Friday, September 12th, 2014, by Beth McGroarty | Leave a Comment

SRI International in conjunction with the Global Spa & Wellness Summit released an updated report on the global and regional spa industry and presented on the wider wellness market. This update is the first for the spa industry since 2008 and for the wellness industry since 2010.

2014 Global Spa and Wellness Economy Research Report by SRI International Ophelia Yeung

2014 Global Spa and Wellness Economy Research Report by SRI International Ophelia Yeung

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GSWS media partner, Spa Business magazine, reports on Day One of the Global Spa & Wellness Summit


Posted on Friday, September 12th, 2014, by Beth McGroarty | Leave a Comment

GSWS media partner, Spa Business magazine,  reports on day one of the Global Spa & Wellness Summit.  Spa Business writer Liz Terry writes about the invitation only event that kicked off on September 10 in Marrakech, Morocco, with more than 400 delegates gathering from 45 countries to share knowledge and best practice.

Alexis Jones, moderator

Alexis Jones, moderator

The Global Spa and Wellness Summit (GSWS) kicked off in Marrakech, Morocco, today (10 September), with more than 400 delegates gathering from 45 countries to share knowledge and best practice.

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Dr. Nasim Ashraf Speaks of a Future with Predictive and Personalized Medicine


Posted on Thursday, September 11th, 2014, by Beth McGroarty | Leave a Comment

In case you missed the Knowledge Workshop by Dr. Nasim Ashraf (from the DNA Center for Integrative Medicine & Wellness in Abu Dhabi), it was fascinating and wide-ranging…

Dr. Ashraf discussed how predictive and personalized medicine – using genetic testing and epigenetics to ‘outsmart your genes’ – will completely transform the healthcare landscape in the next decade. Epigenetics is the study of changes in organisms caused by modification of gene expression rather than alteration of the genetic code itself, and it’s a science that zeros in on this essential truth: our genes may hold the gun on what diseases/conditions we will develop – but it’s our environment and lifestyle that pulls the trigger.

Sponsored Knowledge Workshop A New Model of Health & Wellness Dr Nasim Ashraf, Founder, DNA Health Corp, United Arab Emirates

Sponsored Knowledge Workshop A New Model of Health & Wellness Dr Nasim Ashraf, Founder, DNA Health Corp, United Arab Emirates

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GSWS media partner, Day Spa magazine, reports on Day One of the Global Spa & Wellness Summit


Posted on Thursday, September 11th, 2014, by Beth McGroarty | Leave a Comment

GSWS media partner, Day Spa Magazine, reports on the busy series of events that were day one of the Global Spa & Wellness Summit. Day Spa Magazine writer Lisa Starr outlined items that were discussed like Africa being the last frontier of wellness tourism or curveballs to the industry like 3D printing or robotics. It all encapsulates a busy yet groundbreaking day of keynote speakers, knowledge forums, and discussions that will stimulate the spa industry for the year to come. 

Magatte Wade, CEO & Founder, Tiossan, Senegal speaks from the heart about the future of Africa

Magatte Wade, CEO & Founder, Tiossan, Senegal speaks from the heart about the future of Africa

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GSWS media partner, Spa Business magazine, reports on Mentors for Spa Management Training


Posted on Thursday, September 11th, 2014, by Beth McGroarty | Leave a Comment

GSWS media partner, Spa Business magazine,  reports on the list of mentors for the recently announced spa manager mentorship programme as part of the Global Spa Management Education Initiative have been revealed at the Global Spa and Wellness Summit (GSWS) currently taking place in Marrakech, Morocco. 

Special Welcome from Morocco - Lahcen Haddad, PhD, Minister of Tourism, Kingdom of Morocco

Special Welcome from Morocco – Lahcen Haddad, PhD, Minister of Tourism, Kingdom of Morocco

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