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  • Growth & trends in medical and wellness tourism

    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 …
  • Wellness is on a high with light-headed therapy

    Wellness is on a high with light-headed therapy

    Dope, no, Cannabis-based therapy, yes.  Wellness is trending towards therapeutic drugs. One day its Tumeric lattes, now CBD treatments are all the rage advocated by Jennifer Aniston and, of course Gywneth Paltrow. CBD or cannabidiol is a natural ingredient, extracted …
  • Bhutan The Land of Happiness

    Bhutan The Land of Happiness

    There is a place in the world where the wealth of the country is measured by happiness.  Squeezed between the mighty neighbours of China and India there lies this place – a Land of Happiness. The tiny kingdom of Bhutan …
  • Luxury Swiss medical centre offers a mountain cure for obesity

    Luxury Swiss medical centre offers a mountain cure for obesity

    A luxury Swiss medical centre has launched a bespoke programme specifically tailored to help shed weight – a mountain cure for obesity.  Nescens Clinique de Genolier has designed the ‘La Cure Nescens’ programme, a unique six-month plan that combines complete …
  • Tourism Developments in the Middle East Region

    Tourism Developments in the Middle East Region

    Over the years, the UAE is one of the great success stories of global travel and tourism with Emirates and Etihad changing the face of global aviation, Dubai International Airport recognised as one of the world’s best hubs and Dubai, …
  • Scotland’sWell (Being)

    Scotland’sWell (Being)

      With its stunning landscapes, food, drink and rich culture, VisitScotland for wellness. The destination provides a perfect setting to recharge and focus on enhancing your wellbeing. To celebrate a newly published survey* revealing that almost a third of people (32%) see …
  • The Arabian Travel Market – Influencing Industry Change

    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, …
  • Visiting Masters of Health in Vietnam

    Visiting Masters of Health in Vietnam

      Chakra balancing, energy healing and yoga sound journeys, The Nam Hai, The Four Seasons Resort in Vietnam, has announced the Visiting Masters  of Health Programme in the coming months. The tailored specialist experiences take place in the resort’s Heart Of The …
  • Scotland – A Wellness Holiday Destination

    Scotland – A Wellness Holiday Destination

    Joining other destinations around the globe, Scotland is targeting the wellness traveller to benefit from its breath-taking scenery, fresh revitalising air and the outdoor and adventurous activities its land offers. Adapting itself to the growing traveller demand for “wellness” holidays, …
  • New Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel to open in Portugal

    New Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel to open in Portugal

    A state-of-the-art wellness centre is scheduled to open later this year in Alvor, Portugal. Heralded as the first of its kind to embrace modern integrative and regenerative medicine, it will offer the most advanced wellness and preventative diagnostics, therapies and …

Reviews

  • Natural wellness sparkles in Hotel Plunhof’s stylish Spa Minera

    Natural wellness sparkles in Hotel Plunhof’s stylish Spa Minera

    Swimming with snowflakes, floating by flames, massaged with stones, pummelled with rollers and immersed in the smoke of burning bark.  Wellness takes on the natural elements at the sparkling new Spa Minera at Hotel Plunhof, peaking out of the Stubai …
  • Wellness On The Rock

    Wellness On The Rock

    Wellness comes in many forms. It maybe the calming waters of a floating cruise liner, a relaxing treatment in a spa or a cultural experience to revitalise the mind. A change is as good as a rest so add to …
  • Cocooned in comfort at Rudding Park & Spa

    Cocooned in comfort at Rudding Park & Spa

    There are cloisters and cobbled streets, a castle and listed Church, leafy Georgian avenues and Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms, according to my online research. Harrogate, is a Victorian Spa town and in its heyday a sought-after fashionable resort with curative …
  • The Healthy Shores of Majorca & Ibiza

    The Healthy Shores of Majorca & Ibiza

    Against a backdrop of sunshine, beaches, culture and gastronomy, the Balearic islands are prescribing medicinal additives to visitor experiences in the form of health tourism.  From sports physiotherapy, fertility, dentistry, ophthalmology, preventive medicine, to dialysis facilities and increased private medical …
  • River Cruising to Health

    River Cruising to Health

    A flute of sparkling wine or a glass of healing gemstone water, circuit training, yoga flow or afternoon tea? Tricky decisions. A fast-paced Vienna walking tour, a castle hill hike in Passau, an 18-mile bike tour to Durnstein, a gentle …
  • Ayurveda, the European way

    Ayurveda, the European way

    Editor’s Review It has been a very busy year so far and it’s starting to show. I’m eating more of the wrong foods to cope with looming deadlines, my mobile takes priority, my weight is nudging the scales and my …
  • EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW SERIES: FACIAL REJUVENATION

    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW SERIES: FACIAL REJUVENATION

    THE HEALTHCARE HOLIDAY -EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS  INTERVIEWEE: DAVID ALESSI – ALESSI INSTITUTE TOPIC: FACIAL REJUVENATION As facial rejuvenation is increasingly becoming a sought-after cosmetic treatment, The Healthcare Holiday wanted to seek professional advice to share with you We contacted Dr Alessi, …
  • Chewing Over A Modern Mayr Cure at Park Igls, Austria

    Chewing Over A Modern Mayr Cure at Park Igls, Austria

    My happiest New Year fantasy is to wake up back at the Park Igls Hotel in the Austrian Tyrol, all set to be cosily eased into a Modern Mayr Cure – making me healthier, fitter & thinner for 2018! The …
  • The Healing Waters of Bath

    The Healing Waters of Bath

    Dip your toe into the therapeutic waters of Bath for a reflection of a Roman era. Echoing a bygone time, it’s easy to imagine servants carrying vessels of mineral rich water, bathing in the warm waters that promise miraculous healing …
  • The Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai

    The Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai

    Editor’s Review: A Spa with a story to tell …. We have read tales of nomads crossing the desert in search of an oasis to revive and rejuvenate them for their onward journey. Today, searching for such finds has become …