What Is Wellness Travel?
- Published: Monday, July 21st 2014
- in Travel & Play
Spafinder Wellness, Inc.® Chief Brand Officer Mia Kyricos recently penned a feature explaining why we’re so excited about wellness travel—and we have to say, our enthusiasm for the concept is so huge, we felt we had to elaborate on the subject!
So here’s a crash course—all you need to know, from A to Z, the nuts and bolts—on wellness travel. Can you feel our excitement?
So What Exactly Is Wellness Travel?
Our Spafinder Wellness 365™ Research Team defines wellness travel “as vacations, getaways, and business trips that help travelers stay (or get) well when traveling” by offering distinct wellness-related programs and facilities. Feel healthier when you check out than when you checked in!
And How Does It Benefit You?
Well, here’s the deal: Have you ever returned home from traveling, feeling stressed out and overindulged, and thought, “Whew, I need another vacation to recover from my vacation”? If yes, you’re part of the 84 percent of travelers who’ve expressed they have come home from vacations feeling less well, relaxed, and rejuvenated than when they left—with 40 percent saying this occurred many times or almost all the time, according to a recent Spafinder Consumer Insight Survey.
But we’re living in a world that’s becoming more travel savvy and health conscious—we want to feel good and live well—and thankfully, our demands for healthier options while on the road, whether it’s for business or pleasure, are being met. Hence, wellness travel.
A Few Examples of Wellness Travel
Wellness travel is the only way to get away—and the Spafinder team has been at the forefront of this concept for over 25 years. Every one of the 20,000-plus curated wellness options in our Spafinder Network has unique options to help you live and feel well, from nutritious cuisine to spa experiences to fitness programs and adventures. For ideas on where to take your next wellness travel vacation, head to spafinder.com; read our wellness lifestyle content—spotlighting reviews, travel picks, and more; and check out the nominations for our first-ever Wellness Travel Awards.
We look forward to hearing about your wellness travels!