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Al llegar al famoso Jamaica Inn, serás inmediatamente 'bienvenido a casa'. Tanto si eres un huésped recurrente como si es la primera vez que vienes, el personal te invita a sentirte cómodo en tu entorno y a que no tengas que preocuparte por nada más que eso durante tu estancia.

 

La elegancia atemporal del Jamaica Inn ha estado en funcionamiento desde 1950 y ha acogido a personajes de la realeza, del escenario político y a celebridades por igual, que disfrutan de la intimidad y la privacidad que el resort proporciona. Las 48 suites y cabañas, decoradas y pintadas en blanco y azul Wedgewood, rodean una pequeña y aislada bahía en las afueras de Ocho Rios ('Ochy' para los lugareños). Cada suite ofrece vistas espectaculares del azul turquesa del Mar Caribe.

El Carillon Miami Wellness Resort se encuentra en un tramo de 750 metros de playa privada con vista al océano y cuenta con una multitud de instalaciones para el bienestar y ofertas para todos los niveles de actividad. Al llegar al complejo, los huéspedes disponen de un programa de actividades lleno de iniciativas relacionadas con el bienestar como yoga, pilates, meditación, ciclismo, zumba, ballet, entrenamiento de fuerza, kettlebells, TRX, barras, aeróbics, escalada y clases de actividad física en piscina. Decidí probar una clase de escalada en la tarde y una de meditación al amanecer seguida de yoga la mañana siguiente. Con instructores expertos siempre a mano para proporcionar orientación y garantizar la seguridad, los huéspedes en el Carillon están siempre en buenas manos.

 

Además de la impresionante lista de más de 40 actividades al día, el Carillon cuenta con una amplia área fitness de vanguardia con vista al mar, incluyendo máquinas de cardio Technogym ARTIS y equipo de entrenamiento funcional Technogym Kinesis. Hay varias piscinas para elegir en el Carillon. Las piscinas familiares están al nivel del suelo, mientras que la Atlantic Rooftop Pool solo para adultos ofrece el escenario perfecto para una clase de fitness acuático por la mañana o un lugar tranquilo y relajante para pasar el día.

 

 

Con la creciente tendencia en la personalización de los tratamientos de spa, una selección de exfoliantes de estilo boticario es una excelente forma de hacer servicios de spa a la medida para tus invitados, ¡e involucrarlos en la diversión!

 

Tipos de exfoliantes
Idealmente tu barra de exfoliantes debe ofrecer a los huéspedes una amplia gama de texturas y granularidades.

• Exfoliantes de azúcar: elige entre el grueso o fino, morena, blanca o demerara.
• Sal: sal de mar o del Himalaya, gruesa o fina, hay sal para todos
• Arroz: una vez molido, este exfoliante fino en polvo es excelente y tiene propiedades antiinflamatorias y absorbentes.
• Semillas de café: tienen un gran aroma y son ideales para adelgazar y revitalizar tratamientos anticelulíticos, mézclalos con azúcar para agregar textura.
• Semillas de cacao molido: una excelente opción para los spas en México, que añade un componente indígena.
• Granos (o maíz): cualquier grano molido y seco puede usarse como exfoliante y es una excelente forma de incorporar un toque autóctono. Perfecto para América Central y del Sur.
• Harina de avena: perfecta para la piel sensible, la harina de avena molida es un exfoliante suave con beneficios antiinflamatorios.
• Arena de playa: Si tienes una abundante fuente de arena, ¿por qué no utilizarla?

 

COMUNÍQUENSE
¿Con qué frecuencia se reúnen los directores de spa en tu área? Tus spas no están en competencia entre ustedes. Los huéspedes en tu resort no visitarían normalmente un spa en un resort competitivo. Reúnanse, fortalezcan su comunidad y aprendan el uno del otro.
¿Qué es lo que vende? ¿Qué funciona? ¿Qué es lo que están buscando los huéspedes?

 

ENFÓCATE EN TU CLIENTELA PRINCIPAL
Es muy probable que el 80% de tus ingresos provenga del 20% de tus clientes.
¿Qué quieren tus clientes? ¿Qué es lo que esos compradores de alto consumo buscan ?

 

TAMAÑOS DE VIAJE / KITS DE INTRODUCCIÓN
Cuando tus huéspedes tienen que volver a casa, en avión, están preocupados con el peso y tamaño de lo que hay en su maleta. Facilítales el probar una línea nueva o producto con los tamaños de viaje o kits de introducción.


El ácido hialurónico (HA por sus siglas en inglés) es uno de los mejores ingredientes anti-edad disponibles. Es nuestro favorito de todos los tiempos debido a su habilidad de hidratar instantáneamente y rellenar la piel, llenando las líneas finas desde el interior y haciendo que la piel luzca más joven.

 

El HA está presente de forma natural en nuestro cuerpo y nuestra piel, además se ocupa de mantener un “ambiente” hidratado para los nutrientes, algo esencial para todos los tipos de piel. El HA penetra en la piel y enlaza las células de la piel con el agua, actuando como una esponja, llenando todas las capas de piel con humedad. De hecho, el HA puede absorber hasta 1000 veces su propio peso en agua.

El Sheraton Grand Los Cabos Hacienda del Mar es el hogar del Cactus Spa, un retiro tranquilo en este complejo playero a solo ocho millas al norte de Cabo San Lucas en el sur de Baja en México. Este santuario pacífico cuenta con velas centelleantes, madera exquisita, amplias ventanas para la luz natural y aroma de lavanda.

 

Ya sea para un solo tratamiento o para un día de mimos, este moderno spa de estilo europeo es el lugar para vigorizar e iluminar tu cuerpo y tu espíritu. Los vestuarios separados para hombres y mujeres tienen todas las comodidades: batas, pantunflas, grandes toallas suaves y esponjosas, secador de cabello, maquinillas de afeitar y duchas.

A sólo cien millas de la costa sur de Estados Unidos, en Florida, entre el Atlántico y el Caribe, hay un archipiélago dentro del cual se encuentra Ia Isla Paradísiaca Nassau. A lo largo de los siglos, esta pequeña tierra ha resguardado al mundo de piratas, contrabandistas de ron, esclavos emancipados y amantes fugitivos. Ahora, bajo cielos increíblemente azules y rodeada por las aguas más increíblemente claras además de playas de arena perfecta, es un destino vacacional de primera clase con un enfoque creciente hacia el bienestar humano.

 

El spa One&Only, Ocean Club, ha logrado una agradable sinergia entre las históricas y coloniales Bahamas, compaginado con las tradiciones asiáticas de inspiración balinesa. La elegante zona de recepción del spa se encuentra en la parte del edificio perteneciente al vestíbulo original del hotel, con sus suelos de mármol y paredes revestidas con paneles de madera pintada de blanco, es fácil imaginarse a los ricos y famosos de los últimos 50 años pasando por las pesadas puertas de teca.

Historic Line-Up of Internationally Recognized Doctors: from Dr. Richard Carmona to Dr. Andrew Weil to Dr. Mehmet Oz

 

The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) announced that an all-star lineup of integrative medicine leaders will present at the 2017 conference: Dr. Richard Carmona (former U.S. Surgeon General), Elissa Epel, PhD (telomeres research pioneer, UCSF), Dr. Paul Limburg (Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic), Dr. Mehmet Oz (Professor of Surgery, Columbia University and host, “The Dr. Oz Show”), Dr. Kenneth Pelletier (Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona and UCSF), Dr. Michael Roizen (Chief Wellness Officer, The Cleveland Clinic) and Dr. Andrew Weil (founder, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and renowned alternative medicine expert).

Together, this heavy-hitter roster of experts has transformed the way the world thinks about both wellness and medicine, leading the charge for more holistic, preventive approaches that - as chronic disease and healthcare costs soar - represent one of the most critical trends in the world today. They span celebrity doctors who have brought the “wellness message” to hundreds of millions of people worldwide to doctors who are spearheading a new focus on wellness and prevention at revered medical institutions like the Mayo and Cleveland Clinics. The 2017 Summit theme is “Living a Well Life”, focusing on how new wellness concepts will impact every aspect of an individual’s life. And these leaders, who impact countless individuals’ lives, will keynote on everything from the latest in mind-body medicine and sleep science to the coming wave of personal biomarker and DNA testing. The 11th-annual conference is being held at The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida from October 9-11, 2017.

"The annual Global Wellness Summit has proven to be the premier convener of health and wellness thought leaders from around the world,” said Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS, and 17th Surgeon General of The United States. “This year’s unprecedented meeting in Florida will define the essential role of wellness in a world desperately in need of health innovation and disruption."

“This may be the most influential, inspiring and diverse group of medical-wellness pioneers ever assembled on a conference stage,” noted Susie Ellis, GWS CEO and chairman. “And delegates will have the opportunity to interact with them one-on-one during the many networking sessions, lunches and roundtables where casual discussions take place. It will be unprecedented access, something the Summit is known for.”

More on the presenters:

Richard H. Carmona, MD, M.P.H., FACS, was the 17th Surgeon General of the United States. He is also a combat decorated U.S. Army Special Forces Veteran and a Distinguished Professor at the University of Arizona, with a wide range of training and experience in healthcare management, clinical care and research. He’s currently the Vice Chairman of Canyon Ranch, President of the Canyon Ranch Institute, and serves as Director on several large, publicly traded corporate boards and several private companies.

Elissa Epel, PhD, is Professor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), with a research focus on how chronic psychological stress accelerates biological aging; the interconnections between emotions, eating, metabolism and weight; and the effects of mindfulness. A member of the National Academy of Medicine, she has won many awards for her research. Epel co-wrote (with Nobel Laureate, Elizabeth Blackburn) “The Telomere Effect: The New Science of Living Younger Longer”, a 2017 New York Times bestseller.

Paul Limburg, MD, M.P.H., is Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and consultant in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology. He also holds a joint appointment in the division of preventive, occupational and aerospace medicine and serves as medical director for several business units at Mayo Clinic responsible for defining or delivering health and wellbeing expertise within and beyond the organization.

Mehmet Oz, MD, is Professor of Surgery at Columbia University and has won seven Daytime Emmy® Awards for “The Dr. Oz Show”. He directs the Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital; participates in 50 heart surgeries a year; has authored over 400 publications, including seven New York Times’ bestsellers; has received numerous patents; and hosts the internationally syndicated “Daily Dose” in 134 radio markets and a newspaper column in 175 global markets. He has received numerous global accolades, from being named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” to a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum.

Kenneth R. Pelletier, PhD, MD, is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona and the University of California, San Francisco. At UCSF, he is Director of the Corporate Health Improvement Program (CHIP), a collaborative research program between CHIP and 15 of the Fortune 500. He is Chairman of the American Health Association; medical and business consultant to high-profile organizations.

 

Michael Roizen, MD: Since 2008, Dr. Roizen has served as Chief Wellness Officer at Cleveland Clinic, the first such position at a major U.S. healthcare institution. He’s also Chairman of the Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic; has published 175+ peer-reviewed scientific papers, 100 textbook chapters, and four medical books; received 13 U.S. (and many foreign) patents; and hosted six PBS specials. His “RealAge” and “YOU” series of books have sold millions of copies, have been translated into 44 languages, and resulted in four #1 New York Times’ bestsellers (more than any other physician).

Andrew Weil, MD, is Founder and Director of (and Clinical Professor of Medicine at) the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, the leading global effort to develop a comprehensive curriculum in integrative medicine. He is editorial director of the popular website, Dr. Weil.com; has appeared in numerous PBS programs; and is founder of the Weil Foundation, Healthy Lifestyle Brands, and True Food Kitchen restaurants. An internationally recognized expert on medicinal plants, alternative medicine, and medical education reform, he’s authored many scientific articles and 15 popular books - and Oxford University Press is currently producing the Weil Integrative Medicine Library, a series for clinicians in various medical specialties.



For more information, contact Beth McGroarty: or (+1) 213-300-0107.

For info on attending the 2017 Summit: http://www.globalwellnesssummit.com/2017-summit

About the Global Wellness Summit: The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) is an invitation-only international gathering that brings together leaders and visionaries to positively shape the future of the $3.7 trillion global wellness economy. Held in a different location each year, Summits have taken place in the U.S., Switzerland, Turkey, Bali, India, Morocco, Mexico and Austria. The next will be held at The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida from Oct. 9-11, 2017.

Adriana Azuara

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Fundadora y directora general de All4Spas, Adriana trabaja con una variedad de cadenas hoteleras reconocidas, aconsejando sobre el equipo para spas y centros de bienestar alrededor de México y Centroamérica. Docente en el recién inagurado programa de “Administración de Spas” en la Universidad de Turismo donde comparte su conocimiento con las nuevas generaciones. Es miembro de la junta directiva de la Asociación Latinoamericana de Spa, colaborador clave del Global Wellness Day y representante del GWI para la iniciativa Wellnes for Cancer. 

 

 

En años recientes ha surgido dentro de los spas un gran interés en ofrecer servicios más enfocados hacia las necesidades específicas de cada cliente; esto ha derivado en un excitante mundo que nos permite explorar nuestro sentido alquímico y que actualmente conocemos como Spa Apothecary. El cual busca llevar a nuestros clientes a una verdadera experiencia de bienestar donde cada una de sus necesidades serán atendidas con tratamientos y productos personalizados además de la ayuda de ingredientes naturales - como materias vegetales y minerales - en sus diferentes presentaciones para crear productos artesanales naturales.


Para el éxito de este ambicioso proyecto es necesario contar con la máxima cantidad de materia prima que nos permita crear tantas combinaciones como sean posibles; asimismo, un personal perfectamente entrenado en las áreas de la cosmetología, aromaterapia y herbolaria.


¿Cuáles serían los ingredientes primordiales?
El primer elemento a mencionar es la aromaterapia, ya que por sus virtudes los aceites esenciales son los ingredientes principales en cada creación. Es de vital importancia tener una gran diversidad de ellos, los cuales abarquen desde los aceites florales, herbales y cítricos hasta las resinas, semillas y cortezas. Dentro de esta sección es muy importante mencionar a los hidrolatos, ya que al ser más sutiles - pero igualmente poderosos - permiten combinar la aromaterapia con ingredientes hidrosolubles.


Los aceites y mantecas son de igual relevancia para poder tener un vehículo con el cual mezclar los aceites esenciales con otros ingredientes liposolubles y considerando que existen un mínimo de diez diferentes variantes tanto para rostro, cuerpo y cabello tales como el de ajonjolí, almendras, karité, jojoba, argán, rosa mosqueta, caléndula y aguacate, entre otros. Todos estos elementos ayudarán a crear óleos para masajes, cremas, mantequillas y bálsamos.


Una amplia variedad de arcillas y fangos son muy útiles dentro del Spa Apothecary para elaborar diversas mascarillas faciales, capilares y corporales.


También necesitaremos plantas y flores deshidratadas, tales como la lavanda, la manzanilla y el té limón que servirán para la elaboración de infusiones, exfoliantes y cataplasmas.
Un componente que no debe faltar por sus grandes beneficios desintoxicantes son la sales. Las que llaman mi atención por sus grandes propiedades para la salud y la belleza son las sales del Himalaya y del Mar Muerto. Las utilizaremos principalmente para los baños purificantes en tina.


En esta interesante alquimia me encanta integrar a los elementos de medicinas ancestrales; la Ayurveda nos revela los grandes beneficios que aportan algunas especias, harinas y féculas, las cuales permiten crear mascarillas de rendimiento increíble.


Para elaborar exfoliantes, me gusta utilizar por su practicidad y sus excelentes resultados la cáscara de nuez y el hueso de chabacano, pues pueden ser aplicados en rostro y cuerpo combinándolos con miel o aceites.


Un Spa Apothecary con todas estas características permitirá atender diversas necesidades desde quemaduras solares hasta un programa facial completo así como un sinfín de tratamientos para generar ventas por servicio, también brinda la oportunidad de crear productos para el uso en casa, incrementando nuestras ventas en retail.


El tema del Spa Apothecary es sumamente extenso, se puede profundizar tanto como uno lo desee, debido a que en él convergen diferentes tendencias, tanto ancestrales como modernas en un ambiente de salud y bienestar. Para mí es un gusto poder darle una pequeña introducción de esta tan interesante alternativa con la esperanza de ver cada vez más spas sumándose a esta positiva tendencia.

 

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The Global Wellness Summit invites wellness-inspired, entrepreneurial students to pitch the most innovative – and viable – wellness concept; $10,000 in prize money
to be awarded to top three finalists at 2017 conference in Palm Beach, FL, USA (Oct 9-11)

 

The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), an annual gathering of international leaders to positively shape the future of the $3.7 trillion global wellness economy, announced submissions are now being accepted for the 2017 “Shark Tank of Wellness” student competition. Last year marked the successful debut of the new Shark Tank-style competition, attracting over 70 entries from 17 countries, all vying to be one of three finalists to compete for a total of $10,000 in prize money.

 

The contest is open to university students (undergraduate or post-graduate students are eligible) around the world and submissions are being accepted until May 15, 2017. Students are required to submit a written application along with a short video highlighting an innovative concept, product or service for the wellness industry. The top three finalists, and their professors, will be flown to the 2017 GWS at The Breakers, Palm Beach, FL, USA to compete for $10,000 in prize money (1st prize $5,000; 2nd prize $3,000; 3rd prize $2,000). Full rules and regulations can be found on the Global Wellness Summit website here.

 

Students will be judged on the business viability of their concept, which can serve any aspect of the wellness spectrum – from technology to architecture to spa design – by a panel of real-world wellness experts who will question the students in front of a live audience of over 500 executive business and thought leaders in global wellness.

 

Returning sponsors of the “Shark Tank of Wellness” competition, include Chiva-Som International Health Resort (Thailand), ESPA (UK), Iredale Mineral Cosmetics (USA) and ResortSuite (Canada). The GWS also welcomes new sponsor, Jacqueline Piotaz Switzerland. Executives from each company will serve as “Wellness Sharks.”

 

“The success of the inaugural ‘Shark Tank of Wellness’ competition was overwhelming and truly underlined just how has global ‘wellness innovation’ really is,” said Susie Ellis, GWS Chairman and CEO. “Whittling the field down to just three finalists is a huge, but extremely gratifying, challenge – and I know both the GWS team and our “wellness sharks” are looking forward to reviewing this year’s thought-provoking and inspirational entries!”

 

There is no fee to enter. In addition to the prize money, airfare and hotel accommodations, all three finalists and their professors will attend the three-day conference, including all general sessions, breakout discussions, industry forums and gala social events (a USD $3,080 value; limit one student and one professor per team).

 

Last year’s top prize of $5,000 was awarded to Shahrin Ali Raivi from North South University, Bangladesh, for Mukto Sanitary Napkin, a concept to make sustainable sanitary napkins accessible to the 80% of women throughout Bangladesh who currently rely on unsanitary and ineffective options, including sand, leaves, mud and unsterilized rags. Shahrin’s concept makes use of left over materials from the country’s cotton industry. Two runner-ups, Regina Tarany and Svejetlana Radakovic, both from IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria, received $2,500 each and their concepts, including “TreatAdvisor” and “Spa Watch.”

 

The Global Wellness Summit attracts leaders from every sector of the wellness industry: spa, hospitality, tourism, beauty, fitness, nutrition, finance, education, environment, medicine, architecture, workplace wellness, wellness communities and technology.

 

For more information about the opportunity to support wellness innovation through the sponsorship of the 2017 “Shark Tank of Wellness” competition, contact Michelle Gamble.

 

To learn more about the 2017 GWS, visit: http://www.globalwellnesssummit.com/2017-summit.

About the Global Wellness Summit: The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) is an invitation-only international gathering that brings together leaders and visionaries to positively shape the future of the $3.7 trillion global wellness economy. Held in a different location each year, Summits have taken place in the U.S., Switzerland, Turkey, Bali, India, Morocco, Mexico and Austria. The next will be held at The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida from Oct. 9-11, 2017.

 

Daniel Pink

 

The International SPA Association (ISPA) welcomes New York Times best-selling author Daniel Pink as the second day keynote speaker for the 2017 ISPA Conference & Expo at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. from October 16 - 18, 2017. The announcement follows the news of Amy Cuddy as the opening day keynote presenter.

 

Pink, named by Thinkers 50 as one of the top 10 business thinkers in the world in 2015, is the author of five books, including three long-running New York Times best-sellers, “A Whole New Mind,” “Drive,” and “To Sell is Human.” He has been a contributing editor at Fast Company and Wired as well as a business columnist for The Sunday Telegraph. His articles and essays have also appeared in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The New Republic, Slate, and other publications

 

“We are honored to have Daniel Pink present as a keynote speaker at the ISPA Conference & Expo,” said ISPA President Lynne McNees. “His insights into human behavior and motivating others are sure to spark exceptional ways to inspire spa professionals and future leaders across the globe.”

 

Pink was host and co-executive producer of “Crowd Control,” a television series about human behavior on the National Geographic Channel. He also appears frequently on NPR’s “Hidden Brain,” the PBS NewsHour, and other TV and radio networks in the US and abroad. Pink’s TED Talk, “The Puzzle of Motivation,” is one of the ten most-watched TED Talks of all time.

 

Before venturing out on his own nearly 20 years ago, Pink worked in several positions in politics and government, including serving from 1995 to 1997 as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore.

 

He received a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, where he was a Truman Scholar and a juris doctorate from Yale Law School. He has also received honorary doctorates from Georgetown University, the Pratt Institute, the Ringling College of Art and Design, and Westfield State University.

 

The closing General Session lineup along with an extensive list of Professional Development Session speakers will be released at a future date. More information about the 2017 ISPA Conference & Expo can be found at www.attendISPA.com

 

 

The World Travel Market portfolio of events and the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) have agreed upon a strategic partnership, which will start at Arabian Travel Market (April 24-27) in Dubai.

 

The agreement will launch with the Global Wellness Institute, the leading global research and educational resource for the wellness industry, organizing a Wellness Symposium at Arabian Travel Market.

 

The Symposium will put the spotlight on the growing wellness travel industry in the Middle East/North Africa, which is now worth $8.3 billion with 8.5 million trips (inbound and domestic combined) taking place in 2015. The United Arab Emirates is by far the largest Middle Eastern market with 1.7 million wellness trips worth $2.7 billion annually. It will also analyze MENA’s thriving domestic (4 million trips) and inbound (4.5 million trips) wellness tourism markets – as well as trends in outbound wellness travel from the Middle East.

 

In 2016, ATM launched a dedicated Wellness and Spa Lounge, connecting Middle East wellness and spa buyers with international suppliers. The Lounge helped ATM 2016 generate more than $2.5 billion in deals for the region’s travel and tourism industry.

 

Exhibitors in this year’s Wellness and Spa Lounge include:

Swiss Diamond Hotel, Lugano
Hôtel Barrière Le Royal La Baule
Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara
L' Albereta, Lake Iseo, Brescia
O.K.A.H. Hungary KFT, Budapest
Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso, Cannes
Sparkling Hill Wellness Resort and Spa, Veron, Canada
The Travel Collection
Velaa Private Island Maldives
Atmantan Wellness Resort, Maharashtra, India

 

The partnership will continue at World Travel Market London – the leading global event for the travel industry (November 6-8) - with a focus on the global wellness industry, which has grown to $3.72 trillion. And wellness tourism is one of its fastest-growing sectors, with 691 billion wellness trips worth $563.2 billion taking place in 2015. The global wellness travel market is expected to grow another 7.5% each year (to reach $808 billion) by 2020.

 

WTM London will also host a dedicated Wellness Lounge facilitating deals in the wellness travel and tourism sector. WTM London is responsible for £2.8 billion in agreed industry deals.

 

World Travel Market London and Arabian Travel Market Senior Director, Simon Press, said: “I am delighted to be able to announce a strategic partnership with the Global Wellness Institute. The wellness tourism sector is one of the fastest growing and most important in the travel industry and the symposiums at both Arabian Travel Market and World Travel Market London will give delegates the vital information they need to take advantage of the popularity of wellness tourism and grow their businesses.”

 

“The Global Wellness Institute is honoured to partner with the WTM and ATM, two powerful travel industry events that attract more global travel professionals than any other,” said Susie Ellis, chairman and CEO of the GWI. “Wellness travel is not only growing twice as fast as tourism overall, it’s evolving in bold new directions, both globally and across the Middle East. Our mission will be to bring together the top experts and latest research and trends in this travel space to ATM and WTM’s tens of thousands of attendees.”

 

About World Travel Market: World Travel Market’s (WTM) portfolio is comprised of six leading B2B events across four continents generating more than $7bn of industry deals, including:

 

-WTM London, the leading global event for the travel industry, is the must-attend three-day exhibition for the worldwide travel and tourism industry. Around 51,500 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and international media embark on ExCeL-London every November, generating around £2.8 billion of travel industry contracts. Next event: Nov. 6-8, 2017. http://london.wtm.com

 

-Arabian Travel Market (ATM) is the leading international travel and tourism event in the Middle East for inbound and outbound tourism professionals. ATM attracts around 40,000 industry professionals, agreeing on deals worth US$2.5bn over the four days. Next event: April 24-27, 2017. http://arabiantravelmarket.wtm.com

 

About the Global Wellness Institute: The Global Wellness Institute (GWI), a non-profit 501(c)(3), is considered the leading global research and educational resource for the global wellness industry, and is known for introducing major industry initiatives and regional events that bring together leaders and visionaries to chart the future. GWI positively impacts global health and wellness by advocating for both public institutions and businesses that are working to help prevent disease, reduce stress, and enhance overall quality of life. Its mission is to empower wellness worldwide. www.globalwellnessinstitute.org

 

2017 Summit makes unprecedented choice of lead sponsor — a hotel property versus a destination; delegates to be immersed in wellness-focused resort business that prioritizes employee well-being and social responsibility above all.

The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), the world’s preeminent gathering of decision makers in the wellness industry, today officially announced The Breakers Palm Beach as this year’s host sponsor, a first for a hotel property, which will have a key role in shaping the content of the 11th annual conference, to take place in Palm Beach, Florida, October 9-11, 2017. The Breakers is supported in their GWS sponsorship efforts by two Florida-based institutions, Palm Beach Atlantic University and Cigna Corporation.

“Bringing the Summit back to the U.S., whose last gathering took place in collaboration with the Aspen Institute in Colorado, opens up great opportunities for a dynamic agenda that includes visionaries and entrepreneurs that make up one of the largest and most innovative wellness markets in the world. And easy international access to Palm Beach, as well as The Breakers’ inherent beauty and coveted beachfront location, will undoubtedly be a draw for our global delegation,” said Susie Ellis, GWS chairman and CEO. “However, we anticipate that the biggest impact The Breakers will have on attendees is understanding their unwavering commitment to the well-being of their team, community and environment, and how that ultimately drives guest satisfaction.”

GWS delegates, key influencers from the $3.72 trillion global wellness industry, will be given the unique opportunity to experience some of The Breakers initiatives first hand. Attendees will learn of the resort’s longstanding, committed owners and executive team, who have developed a wellness-focused business that empowers team members to attain professional and personal goals and reach their greatest potential. The result is an engaging, collaborative and high-achieving workforce, to which CEO Paul Leone attributes the resort’s success as one of America’s leading and most profitable independent hotels. Thanks to Leone’s leadership (since 1994) and the owners’ relentless dedication and unrivaled investment of over $30 million each year in capital improvements, The Breakers stays on a path of continuous renewal to thrive in the highly competitive hospitality market.

“We believe that the heart and soul of an organization drives its long-term success – a belief that was instilled in our culture over 120 years ago by our founder, Henry Morrison Flagler,” said Leone. “We look forward to not only sharing our many initiatives - including our dedicated Wellness Team, unique wellness incentives, healthcare discounts, and financial wellness programs that include college and retirement planning – with Global Wellness Summit delegates, but anticipate engaging them directly in our spirit of community service and environmental advocacy.”

Leone also thanked The Breakers’ co-sponsors Palm Beach Atlantic University, a comprehensive, interdenominational Christian university, and Cigna Corporation, a global health service company dedicated to helping people improve their well-being.

Community and civic responsibility is a core tenet of The Breakers, and in 2016 alone, its team volunteered 20,670 hours to build homes for the homeless, provided support to enhance the welfare of individuals and families with start-up resources and advocacy, and raised awareness and funds to eradicate illnesses.

The resort’s sustainability initiatives include innovative water conservation practices, energy efficiency programs and highly impactful waste reduction measures designed to reduce landfill.

“Hotels and resorts, especially those with spa and wellness offerings, need to make the wellness of people and planet a priority. At The Breakers you can really see and feel that this is taking place and is part of their organizational DNA. It’s a great model,” said Ellis.

This year’s Summit is co-chaired by Professor Gerry Bodeker, PhD, clinical psychologist and public health academic (University of Oxford, UK; Columbia University, New York); Clare Martorana, formerly of Everyday Health and WebMD, now Digital Service Expert, United States Digital Service; and Maggie Hsu, advisor for U.S. online platform Zappos.

The Global Wellness Summit attracts leaders from every sector of the wellness industry: hospitality, tourism, spa, beauty, fitness, nutrition, finance, education, environment, medicine, architecture, workplace wellness, wellness communities and technology.

The Summit is an invitation-only gathering for senior executives; for information about attending click here. For sponsorship, contact 

About the Global Wellness Summit: The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) is an invitation-only international gathering that brings together leaders and visionaries to positively shape the future of the $3.7 trillion global wellness economy. Held in a different location each year, Summits have taken place in the U.S., Switzerland, Turkey, Bali, India, Morocco, Mexico and Austria. The next will be held at The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida from Oct. 9-11, 2017.

 

About The Breakers Palm Beach

The Breakers Palm Beach is an iconic, luxury oceanfront resort, renowned as a destination of world-class hospitality and service, and seaside glamour. Situated on 140 acres in the heart of Palm Beach, Florida, the hotel features 538 guest rooms and suites, which includes the private-access Flagler Club, an ultra-luxury boutique hotel nestled atop the resort. Its multi-faceted amenities and services include nine distinctive restaurants; two championship golf courses and a golf academy; a new luxury spa; a Mediterranean-style beach club with poolside bungalows for daytime rental, four oceanfront pools and watersports, tennis, a Family Entertainment Center and an extensive program of family and children’s activities; and 11 on-site boutiques. The Breakers also features 70,000-square feet of meeting and event space and services, including an oceanfront conference center, ballrooms, executive meeting rooms and outdoor venues. Thanks to the dedication of its longstanding family ownership the resort continues to thrive independent of chain affiliation, re-investing over $30 million each year in capital improvements and revitalization.

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