Hotel – Anne McCall Wilson -Continue collaborating on a white paper about the hotel spa business with an open forum they can all contribute to. Need to be more guest-centric. Need to perform research identifying opportunity and emotional angles to drive spa business. Look at some big data to determine needs. Set up a group to determine how technology can enable us. Held a valuable benchmarking discussion, ways to develop consistent data, KPI’s. Continue reading
Anni Hood of the GSWS is attending the World Travel Market 2013, a four-day business-to-business exhibition for the worldwide travel and tourism industry. She will be reporting on key developments and highlights of this global conference. Her first report covers the Ministers’ Program, which was moderated by Charles Hodson, anchor of CNN International’s ‘World Business Today,’ and featured an engaged and dynamic discussion with panel representations and ministers. The key aspects being debated were entry visas, aviation and taxation.
• All discussion centered around the fact that without collaboration and foundational progress between the tourism and aviation industries, the predicted growth of 1.8 billion tourism numbers by 2030 will be very difficult to achieve.
It’s official! The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) has announced the winners of the inaugural Spa and Wellness Infographic Competition, which offered a new opportunity for people around the world to become engaged with the GSWS. The top honor went to Lori Hutchinson, founder and co-owner of Hutchinson Consulting, a California-based hospitality-recruiting firm, for her infographic titled “You Would Love a Spa Career.” Continue reading
The 2013 Global Spa & Wellness Summit Industry Briefing Papers are an excellent way to get an insider’s look at what is really happening in the spa and wellness market around the world. Forty-four delegates to the recent Summit submitted briefs answering these five questions–we think you will find their straight forward (and honest) answers informative, useful and in some cases surprising. Continue reading
Thanks to a meeting of thought-leaders from around the world at the Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS), which took place in India last week, we know that one of the answers is Wellness Tourism. Take a look at this interesting infographic, which was created by SRI International for the Global Wellness Tourism Economy Executive Summary that was presented for the first time at the Summit. The numbers are compelling.
When the highly anticipated Global Wellness Tourism Economy report was presented to delegates at the inaugural Global Wellness Tourism Congress, it was a defining moment for the entire industry.
The landmark study, led by Ophelia Yeung, senior consultant, and Katherine Johnston, senior economist, was prepared by SRI International for the Global Spa & Wellness Summit to explore wellness tourism and understand its broad global impact. This is the first time wellness tourism, which promises to have a dramatic impact on our industry and how people travel, has been defined.