India ranks 12th in wellness tourism

Published on : Monday, July 3, 2017

12th in wellness tourismIn India, wellness tourism is growing at a fast rate. It is more likely to be one of the chief drivers of tourism economy. A growth in awareness levels on complementary and alternative medicine, Ayurvedic spa, natural or Siddha diet and treatment is exciting more and more visitors to get on with wellness trips or engage in some kind of wellness activity.

As per the information of the sources, weight loss and fighting various lifestyle disorders via Yoga has become as essential wherewithal of wellness trips. Wellness is kind of an active pursuit of activities, choices and lifestyles that ultimately lead to a state of holistic health, as explained by the Global Wellness Economy Monitor.

Globally, wellness sectors now represent a $3.7 trillion economy. From 2013 – 15, the wellness economy increased by 10.6 percent while the global economy reduced in size by 3.6 percent in US dollar terms.

In 2015, quite surprisingly, India figured among the top 20 spa markets accounting for 4,734 spas, providing employment to 55,862, earning revenue of $1.46 billion.

The country was positioned 14th. Now, it ranks 12 among the top 20 wellness tourism markets as per the latest findings.

Domestic tourists comprise the bulk of wellness tourism driven by short-haul and weekend trips. United States, Germany, China, Japan, India, and France, which have large internal and domestic tourism markets as a whole dominate this market.


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