A year earlier we had decided on the theme “A Defining Moment” sensing that having His Holiness the Dalai Lama with us might provide the right setting for such a happening.
Why are people seeing wellness with such a narrow definition? It seems obvious to me that wellness is the broader concept and spas are part of wellness; however, I am learning that not everyone sees it that way.
Here is the future. Medical = drugs/surgery = expensive. Wellness = prevention = less expensive. While a visit to spa and wellness destinations may not magically turn someone from unhealthy to healthy, they can help people change directions.
In many ways, this 2012 Global Spa and Wellness Summit – our 6th – was the most important one to date.
Sandhya Chilpalkatti’s perspective on innovation and imagination as editor and publisher of Spa Mantra magazine has drawn our attention – “reward the wackiest, out-of-box ideas.”
True innovation, rather than progressive improvement, in spa/wellness has been stagnant since 1957 when Harold Zinkin patented his “Universal Equipment.”
Issue 9: Ever wonder how people from around the world view innovation in the spa and wellness industry?
Thomas Steinhauer of Four Seasons answers our questions on the state of Spa in the U.S. and around the world.
In the Philippines, Medical tourism is likely to take a backseat to health and wellness programs.
The full title of this property is Schloss Elmau Luxury Spa and Cultural Hideaway. Normally I wouldn’t be crazy about having so many words in a name – however, it really does describe the property perfectly.
Yesterday, SpaEvidence.com was “officially” launched to the entire industry, to media, and to consumers.