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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Research from SRI International, in conjunction with the Global Spa & Wellness Summit, presented new data on the global wellness tourism economy to a sold-out audience at the 8th annual Summit in Morocco.
Research from SRI International, in conjunction with the Global Spa & Wellness Summit, presented the first ever data collected on the thermal/mineral springs industry to a packed house at the 8th annual Summit in Morocco.
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
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.
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.