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Psychedelics, psychobiotics, and smart clothes are just a few of our predicted spa & wellness trends for 2020

Compiling the Trend Report each year is one of our favorite activities, and one in which the American Spa team takes great pride in. It’s a compilation of a year scouring trade shows, attending events, meeting industry bellwethers, delving into studies and reports, and more to come up with 10 noteworthy trends we think are making an impact. What’s interesting this year, much like the wellness industry itself, is that the final list is a very cool blend of old and new.

Irish luxury organic lifestyle brand VOYA, is delighted to announce the renewal of their partnership with the prestigious Emirates Airlines for a further three years. 

With the wellness tourism sector spreading globally, geographic destinations around the world are seeking to position themselves on the radar of wellness-minded travelers from near and far. With booming growth as a backdrop, the Wellness Tourism Association(WTA) has unveiled a list of suggested assets and attributes that geographic destinations should possess as they seek to market themselves as “Wellness Destinations.”

Gratitude is a state of being, a mindset, an emotion, a virtue, a human strength, a coping response, a conscious practice and so much more. It is truly the wellspring of wellbeing. Let the following ideas about gratitude help you empower wellness in your family, team and organization, and the planet—in December and beyond.

International SPA Association announced bestselling author and Marketing Hall of Fame inductee Seth Godin as the opening keynote speaker for the 2020 ISPA Conference & Expo.

This parable from the Quechua peoples in South America illuminates a simple point: Do the best we can in our complex—and often bewildering—world. As wellness leaders, we are called upon to be accountable for our own wellbeing and inspire our families, communities and workplaces. We must never underestimate our power. As global water champion Gemma Bulos says, “It takes a single drop of water to start a wave.”

Although the figures show international travel to Latin America down 0.9% from January to end of July compared to last year, by September forward bookings for August to January 2020 were showing a 1.2% rise.

Gallup conducts surveys in more than 140 countries every single year and asks people about how their lives are going.

Anna Bjurstam, a leader in the industry in addition to being a shaman talked about energy medicine, mind-altering substances and connecting with things we cannot see. Science is often disconnection where energy is connection. We can connect with the energy field through the heart, which sends more messages to the brain than vice-versa. Energy medicine must be combined with wellness. 

 

 

Day two commenced with stunning photography from Palani Mohan of wind and water across the city of Hong Kong. Palani invited us to consider how we interpret art and to surround ourselves with 

 

 

An impressive Chinese Dragon performance opened the summit with vibrant shades of red across the stage. Susie Ellis spoke of the inception of the summit and the evolution of the agenda and growth of the event and it's importance globally.

 

The research has helped to define and quantify the industry and its global expansion, where just over 10 years ago there was none; wellness was a word that was hardly used and data was scarce. The GWS now has 28 initiatives, such as wellness tourism, sound healing, wellness coaching, Susie shared the news that the GWI has been invited to participate in the World Economic Forum, a huge achievement. "Mission accomplished" Susie states, "wellness has become a global force, what's next?"

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