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Posted by Luis Dominguez on 2018-05-21

Top 5 Emerging Trends in Health and Wellness Travel

Wellness Retreats Trends

The wellness travel sector is another segment of the global travel industry that has been growing steadily in the last few years, and by all accounts, the future is bright for this sector. However, to maintain this growth, the wellness travel industry needs to reinvent itself every now and then, offering original ways to attract this market of health-conscious travelers. These days is not enough to have a well-appointed Spa in your hotel, travelers looking for unique experiences and also, for things they haven’t tried before (forget about hot stone massages!). With this in mind, we have prepared for you this list of wellness travel trends:

• Sugar Detox
By now we all agree that sugar has negative effects on our health. So, Spas and hotels all over the world have taken note and have started offering sugar-free detox diets for guests. They complement these diets with arrays of other activities such as yoga, meditation, and massages.

• Happy Retreats
One of the main shifts in global travel trends has been that of material luxuries toward experiences. More and more people are looking now to ‘live’ unique experiences, rather than enjoy the most lavish luxuries. Happy retreats offer a bunch of activities such as beach yoga, laughter yoga, and morning hikes, which promote the production of serotonin, the ‘happiness hormone’. You’ll get back home with an enlightened smile on your face.

• Grief Retreats
The loss of a loved one is always a hard thing to manage, and many people go through periods of intense stress and pain. It’s common to hear a person going through this period of grief saying he or she would love to get a massage or a Spa session, just to disconnect from all that pain for a while. Well, how about a week of that? Nothing will bring that beloved person back, but these retreats can help travelers going through that process.


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• Break-up Breaks
This one is a variation of the grief retreats discussed lines above, as a break-up can be understood as a kind of loss. These trips are designed for single travelers and provide guests with a comforting environment, stress management services and life coaches available. If you think about it, going to a singles-only ambiance, maybe the best decision you can make after a painful break-up.

• Circuits and storylines
Back in the day, Spas and wellness-focused resorts used to offer a series of services and experiences that would make guests feel really good, both were lacking a connection between them. The idea behind the circuits or sagas kind of journey is to offer a theme or connection between each and every experience on a trip. A storyline in which the hero is yourself. Traditional wellness practices now become intertwined with theater, music and all kinds of performance arts, creating a whole new dimension for the wellness travel sector. This trend may be the most interesting of them all and the one with more chances to keep developing in the near future.



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