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Industry experts and academics predict a healthy growth of wellness travel

The Study: Wellness Tourism 2030 Post-COVID19 – Refocusing the growth of wellness & travel A pioneering study by Health Tourism Worldwide in cooperation with the Wellness Tourism Association shows the way to ensure a healthy future for wellness tourism, and point to areas with the highest growth potential. This report compares perspectives of industry and […]

Chiva-Som Brings Its Wellness Philosophy to Qatar

Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som is set to open next year in Qatar as the newest wellness destination. Zulal Wellness Resort is the first management undertaking by market-leading wellness resort brand Chiva-Som, whose award winning flagship resort is located in Hua Hin in Thailand. The new wellness destination in Qatar will be the largest in the country, […]

The Arabian Travel Market Goes Virtual

Arabian Travel Market (ATM) Virtual This event is now live in virtual form for travel trade professionals from across the world over three days. This key trade event for the region’s tourism community places focus on emerging trends, opportunities and the challenges directly impacting the travel and tourism industry amid COVID-19. It runs from 1-3 […]

Growth & trends in medical and wellness tourism

The two spectrums of health tourism, medical and wellness are showing nourishing growth and massaging the lifestyle demands of today’s travellers. The latest research was revealed at this year’s Arabian Travel Market in Dubai. Growth rate in Medical Tourism, according to Patients Beyond Borders and the Global Wellness Institute was up by 17% in 2017, […]

The Arabian Travel Market – Influencing Industry Change

Where would you hear of robotic concierges, visionary tourism plans, mega projects, even giga projects transforming regional tourism landscapes, disruptive technology and Expo 2020, all under one roof? Where would government ministers, travel planners, experts and decisions makers, investors, developers, media and techies converge to ring the changes on a global travel scale? Enter centre […]

Saudi tourism at ATM sees healthy growth

  Saudi Arabia’s travel and tourism sector is expected to contribute $70.9 billion (SAR 263.1 billion) in total to the country’s GDP in 2019, according to data from the World Travel and Tourism Council. According to data from  Arabian Travel Market’s (ATM) research partner Colliers, international arrivals to Saudi Arabia are expected to increase 5.6% […]

The Rise of Dental Tourism & Dental Health

Drilling into Dental Tourism Have you joined the Cosmetic Dentistry set? Celebrities such as George Clooney, Victoria Beckham and Tom Cruise have with their gleaming pegs smiling out to us from our screens and fashion pages. Vanity comes at a price. Whitening, bridges, crowns, or implants – dental care is expensive, especially if extensive reconstructive or […]

Reflections on the Industry: When the H in Holiday means Health

Whether it’s beach time, adventure or cruising the ocean waves, holidays are to relax, enjoy time out and to set aside the usual routine. But as we become more aware of our health, holidays take on a new meaning. Today’s travelling consumers are expecting more. Conscious of the importance of health away from home, they […]

Reflections on the Industry: Wellness Tourism is on the up

Wellness means different things to different people. Is it a spa weekend, walking in the forest, hugging trees, a meditation and yoga retreat, trekking with friends, a wellness cruise or a two week stay at a medi-spa? We all want to feel and look better and now an increasing number of consumer travellers see wellness […]

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