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Growth of the industry to 4.2 Trillion

The global wellness industry grew 12.8% in the last two years, from a $3.7 trillion market in 2015 to $4.2 trillion in 2017. The 2018 Global Wellness Economy Monitor released new data on the ten markets that comprise the global wellness economy providing fresh evidence that wellness remains one of the world’s biggest and fast-growing industries.

 

From 2015-2017, the wellness economy grew 6.4% annually, nearly twice as fast as global economic growth (3.6%) 

Wellness expenditures ($4.2 trillion) are now more than half as large as total global health expenditures ($7.3 trillion)

The wellness industry now represents 5.3% of global economic output

Borgo Egnazia stands true to its tagline, it’s like nowhere else. Situated on the southern Italian coast of Puglia, the resort boasts a collection of impressive villas, spacious rooms and cute 2-storey ‘casettas’ all laid out like a traditional Pulgian village in uniform cream-colored stone with intertwining cobblestone streets and seemingly secret pathways. At the heart of the Borgo (meaning village in Italian) is the central piazza, which comes alive at night with special dinners and events held for guests. The timeless cream and white décor is simple yet elegantly chic and attention to detail around the resort is impeccable. The small chapel to the side of the piazza is home to weddings, celebrations and in our case, a spectacular vegetarian dinner prepared for the press delegates and PR team enjoying the resort after the Global Wellness Summit.

Lefay Resort & Spa is situated in a petite village overlooking the stunning Lake Garda in northern Italy. The air is clear and crisp and the views expansive and breathtaking; you cannot help but feel healthy from the moment you arrive at this striking destination. The 11-hectare natural park sets the scene for a wellness experience immersed in nature, with winding hiking paths, rolling hills, vibrant colors, secluded copses and meditative spaces.

The Gharieni Group was chosen as the Official Spa & Wellness Equipment Manufacturer for Forbes Travel Guide, the global authority on luxury travel. Selected to represent the best products and services in the luxury hospitality industry, Gharieni embodies the core values and exacting quality standards demanded by FTG, the only independent, global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas.

Slated to open in April 2019, the innovative lodging concept Cannúa is poised to become the first boutique hotel set within protected forest in Antioquia, Colombia. The hillside retreat from Santigago Giraldo, Brian Schon, and Nathan Rodgers, seeks to foster a new sense of community in Colombia.

From more magic mushroom research, microdosing and retreats – to a profusion of superpower mushrooms infused in foods, drinks and beauty products

When choosing ingredients for a prenatal skincare range, it is essential to ensure the ingredients chosen keep mum’s skin healthy and adaptable. They must also be suitable for the health and wellbeing of the baby.

W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, Inc., announced the opening of W Costa Rica – Reserva Conchal, the first W hotel in the country. The highly anticipated opening of W Costa Rica brings an exciting new energy to the nation’s tropical hotel scene, offering guests and locals alike the chance to soak in the iconic W lifestyle. In addition to being the second W hotel to open in Central America this year (following W Panama), W Costa Rica is also the newest W Escape, the brand’s unique spin on the traditional resort experience – zip line and all.

Colombia, the country of magical realism. The second most biodiverse place in the world, surrounded by three mountain ranges of the Andes with 130 indigenous peoples, 320 thermal mineral water springs, 1970 species of birds, 5 cultural heritages and 3 natural heritages. It is in the midst of all this diversity that, since 2012, spaces have been created for relaxation and self-discovery. Authentic relaxation experiences combine nature, spa therapies, ancestral therapies, retreats and mineral-medicinal waters.

La Coleccion Resorts by Fiesta Americana has debuted the Live Aqua Urban Resort San Miguel de Allende, the city's first Live Aqua property and the fifth for the brand in Mexico.

Travelers looking for a new way to achieve a calm state of mind can use the newest insuite amenity at select Velas Resorts in Mexico - a MUSE brain sensing headband. MUSE is a personal meditation assistant to aid in meditation practices. It is designed to help novices learn to meditate and form the habit of a regular and rewarding practice. It gives more experienced meditators glimpses into their brain's activity while they meditate.

With pregnancy comes plenty of unanticipated changes, especially when it comes to your skin. When you’re expecting, skyrocketing hormones can deliver a variety of unwelcome skin conditions - and if that pregnancy “glow” you were promised has been overshadowed by puzzling pigmentation, you’re not alone. According to Parents magazine, more than 50% of moms-to-be experience darkening skin during pregnancy.

We know that the world of spa and wellness in Latin America is growing at a fast-paced rhythm, how can spas be original and stay authentic, avoiding becoming mere replicas of each other? Where should we focus our vision of wellness?

In collaboration with Christine Clinton Cancer Care VOYA are rolling out a new advanced Cancer Care training program. The program, launched this Autumn has a focus on both the specific needs of our guests and those of our therapists. At VOYA we believe passionately in the power of education and have therefore developed advanced training for our spa professionals across the globe.

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