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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.
Africa: We Will Become a Wellness DestinationTravelers have long visited Africa to see its wildlife and other natural glories, but as the continent sees a surge in international visitors, some are coming for another local specialty – Ubuntu – or African wellness How to Plan a Vacation, as Told by Millennials Vacations are a luxury, even when they're just a quick weekend trip to the next town over, the main obstacle that keeps people from going on vacation is money, which is something millennials find themselves struggling to obtain Arab World Tourism – The Golden Years Are ComingRevolutions, terror attacks and political turmoil have taken their toll on North Africa and Middle East tourism since the so-called Arab Spring in 2011, but over the past two years, the region is seeing a rebound, officials from the region ... A Beginner's Guide to Investing in WhiskyThinking of starting a whisky collection, whether for passion, investment or a bit of both? The Wealth Report brings together leading industry experts to help get you started Luxury Hotel Guests Get CasualGuests are just as likely to be wearing Adidas and Lululemon as custom-tailored evening wear when they check in to finer establishments and its changed how we design boutique hotels How France’s Mountain Hotel Industry is Exploring New RoutesMany of the hotels nestled among the French Alps are at a turning point and previously the preserve of local families, the hotel industry across the region is undergoing a transformation as properties change hands or owners decide to renova... Minimizing Risk for Pregnant TravelersPregnant travelers face numerous considerations that most travelers do not need to bear in mind, however, with planning and preparation, pregnant women can safely travel to most locations Coworking Hotels: A Productive Combination?As millennial tastes have risen to prominence in the hospitality world, scores of hotels have made overtures to new ways of working: Stagnant lobby areas have been reinvented as vibrant laptop-friendly areas, crypt-like business centres hav... Eight Wellness Trends for 2019Experts predict the future: from the rise of a 'dying well' movement and wellness remaking the fashion industry to 'meditation going plural' and scent playing a more dramatic role in our emotional health How Hostels Went From Grit to Glam: Rise of PoshtelsHostels have traditionally been for backpackers happy to share rooms with strangers, trek down hallways to shower and cook their own meals in basic kitchens in exchange for cut-rate accommodation, but now hostels are increasingly borrowing ... Style in Small Spaces: The NextGen Capsule HotelsCapsule hotels in Japan were once the domain of salarymen looking for a cheap, fuss-free spot to crash after a late night, but a new crop of guests has helped spur their resurgence, with growing numbers of novel and upmarket versions openin... Designing for Millennials and Baby BoomersRenovating rooms, lobbies, restaurants and other common spaces to cater to younger travelers’ preferences is smart business and the smartest hotels and designers know how to do that without alienating baby boomers 6 Travel Trends in Tours and Activities to Watch in 2019Solo travel, pop culture influence and the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) effect are among the six driving factors in tours and activities for next year, reveals Hong Kong-based leading travel activities and services booking platform Klook The International Hostel Market is ChangingThe hostel market is changing around the world and while many people still think of hostels backpackers-only accommodations, these properties are growing in popularity like never before and the millennial generation has shown a particular a... 2018 Global Wellness Tourism EconomyThe new 100-page Global Wellness Tourism Economy edition is packed with more regional and national data and trends analysis than ever before – including, for the first time, the spending premiums for wellness travelers (both inbound a... Just Back from Havana, CubaI recently took a trip to the beautiful Cuban capital, where I was immersed in their local culture and discovered the historic city, maybe it’s something they put in the mojitos, but this trip is unlike any other How Wellness Became Big BusinessDuring a ‘60 Minutes’ segment on health in 1979, anchor Dan Rather said, '‘Wellness’: there’s a word you don’t hear every day', and four decades later, the word is ingrained into the paces of modern life,... Don’t Become a Victim of Vacation DeprivationWe all love vacations, but are we any good at them? It turns out Americans aren’t making the most of their annual leave and employed adults in the US continue to leave millions of unused vacation days on the table, and it’s taki... A New Era of Transformative Wellness TravelWellness is, by nature, a journey; a multi-chapter story; a lifelong physical, mental and spiritual seeking; a personal and emotional quest; So it’s odd that, even at the most fantastic wellness and spa destinations so many of the cla... 5 Tips for Staying Healthy While TravelingIt’s no secret that when you’re away from home, fast food like McDonald’s and Dunkin often looks significantly more appealing than taking the time to find healthier options, and staying consistent with a meal plan and bein... Cannabis & The Hospitality IndustryAs more states ease laws on cannabis usage, hotels are finding new ways to incorporate the drug into their product offering, either catering to new demographics or offering new services for those eager to try something different and excitin... Adaptive Reuse: Amazing Hotel TransformationsIt’s an architectural movement that’s gaining momentum – especially as consumer preferences realign and point even more strongly to experiences and for hotels, that means locations in city centers, it also means fighting f... First Impressions of the Hotel Lutetia Rive Gauge ParisThe rebirth of 'La Grande Dame' on Paris’s Left Bank - This lodging and hospitality 'bug' is still very much present in me and has not left me after over 30 years in the lodging industry, I visited Paris for a day and just had to see ...