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Views on lifestyle, wellness and travel by our travel writers whom travel frequently throughout the world on assignments for the major travel magazines. In combination with health & spas at hotels and resort which have become an important feature for a growing number of today's travellers.
Cultural Travel & How Your Hotel Can Benefit From ItAn increasing fraction of the travel sector, cultural tourism is defined by the search for rich experiences that go beyond beautiful views and adventurous activities and this type of travel has seen an uprising level of popularity in the la... The Next Level in Hotel Fitness FacilitiesExclusive Feature: Recent years have shown a trend in what travelers look for in a hotel, they're forming new expectations based on what's popular to enjoy in their daily lives, which means personal fitness has become a bigger priority Tricks for Sleeping on a PlaneNot everyone can count on getting some good sleep on a long flight, while some of my girlfriends’ eyes start to fall shut the moment the aircraft takes off, I’m the one who sees each minute passing on my watch Asia is Key to Future of Wellness TourismIt’s the first time since 2013 when The Global Wellness Summit was held in New Delhi, that it’s being hosted in Asia again, a sign of the region’s growing influence on tourism, the conference will put a powerful spotlight ... Medical Spa Trends 2019The global medical spa market is projected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12+% between 2018 and 2025, reaching more than US$27 billion Rise of the Urban Wellness ResortOvertourism – The World’s Newest Wellness Destinations: Cities - Even in the world’s most crowded cities, people need a respite and it may seem counterintuitive to place a wellness hospitality property smack in the middle ... The 'Do No Harm' Principle Will Become a Travel DestinationThe recent landmark UN report on biodiversity comes to the sobering conclusion that the decline of the world’s biodiversity is such that 'it is eroding the foundations of our economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality o... The Merging of the Industries: Hospitality and WellnessYou’re no stranger to the term ‘wellness’, what with modern lifestyle placing so much emphasis on it, but, in addition to wellness offerings springing up as an industry in itself, hotels are also making a lot of effort to ... Top Five Hot Springs Trends WorldwideTrends put focus on World Bathing Day, June 22, and the new role hot springs are taking in connecting communities, including designing for multiple generations of users and hot springs’ unique—and ever-expanding—wellness o... Ways to Attract the Solo Female TravelerA segment of the business and leisure traveler that had been ignored for far too long is the solo female traveler and going back to the stone ages, most hotels only worried about catering to men, as most business travelers were men and the ... Affluent Insights 2019: The Asian Millionaire TravelThe APAC region contributes over 6 million millionaires, recording double digit growth in 2018 and a powerhouse market like China continues to drive global wealth, with well over 1 million millionaires to date How Hotels are Going on a Fitness KickWorking out in a hotel is no longer a choice between a treadmill in a small gym, laps of the pool or a 7am yoga class and with health and fitness an engrained part of modern living, a growing number of hotel chains are making it easier than... Why Cities Are Bringing Walking Into FocusThe ability to stroll through cities became less of a focus for urban planners during the last century, when needs of the automobile typically came first, while cities often still reflect that preference for machine over foot, there are mov... Defining Today’s Boutique HotelHotels, inns, bed and breakfasts, hostels, Airbnb—travelers now have endless lodging options to choose from when visiting their favorite cities around the world, and while boutique hotels are at their essence unique, they do share cer... Where Are The Cool Resort Brands in Asia?The industry has caught on the new type of millennial consumers a few years, creating all sorts of flashpacker accommodation (think Generator), hyper-efficient hotels with an activated social space (like Citizen M) and various attempts to i... China—Uncovering the Wealth in WellnessChina’s outbound travel will have the biggest impact on the global wellness market, wanderlust among Chinese consumers will dominate and reshape global tourism with its explosive growth and unique consumption habits The Rise of Artisan FurnitureBoutique and other premium hotels are finding that nothing says luxury, local and sustainable better than custom-designed, hand-made furniture Hyatt is Upping the Ante on WellnessBusiness is good in the wellness industry: A 2018 report by the Global Wellness Institute says that more than half (AUD $6 trillion) of all global health expenditures are in wellness these days, and that the industry as a whole comprises mo... Too Much Transparency?Open-room plans featuring see-through bathrooms are not for everyone, but that has not kept leading luxury and boutique hotels from using them to create striking designs that offer an edgy version of what many guests have grown accustomed t... Just Back from Siem Reap, CambodiaAs a gateway to the ruins of Angkor, Siem Reap is a city full of history and beautifully preserved stone temples, Siem Reap boasts colonial and Chinese-style architecture in the Old French Quarter and around the Old Market