Published on : Thursday, April 28, 2016
Wellness Tourism Worldwide announces the launch of Wellness Travel Academy, a suite of digital products and online continuing education programs to help professionals build their wellness-focused travel business.
Wellness tourism represents the intersection of two booming mega-industries – wellness and travel. Wellness travel is one of the fastest growing forms of tourism. A multi-billion dollar industry on the rise, wellness is driven by an intense interest in quality of life. Wellness vacations are used to gain peace of mind, reclaim work/life balance and jumpstart a healthier, happier and more fulfilling way of living.
Wellness Travel Academy was created for:
Leisure and corporate travel agents seeking a personally and professionally rewarding career selling wellness travel
Tour operators interested in developing wellness-minded tours and retreats that are purpose-driven, eco-conscious and world-friendly.
Meeting planners who understand the value in deliver meaningful experiences to their corporate clients.
Others, such as visitor bureaus, lodging associations, hotels or inns seeking how to enter into wellness travel but are not sure where to begin.
Wellness Travel Academy is the first and only dedicated online suite of digital products and continuing education programs created for the wellness travel industry. The first set of 3 programs, Wellness Travel: Your Ticket to the Future, offers education to 1) travel agents 2) tour operators and 3) suppliers. The comprehensive program is designed with clear learning objectives through a series of on-demand videos, learning exercises, recommended reading, and downloadable support materials. Designed as a 4-week program, as a bonus, enrollees are granted unlimited access until the end of 2016.
Wellness Travel Academy Benefits Travel Businesses By:
Identifying stakeholders and potential strategic partners
Providing insight into existing collaboration models
Introducing proprietary wellness travel consumer data and analysis
Presenting an abundance of marketing examples
Showing the direction of the wellness travel industry
Saving companies valuable time and money to understand the industry in order to adapt their current offering or build a new revenue stream.
Benefits to Professionals Include:
Gaining valuable knowledge and training you can take anywhere
Developing an area of specialization in a growing field
Staying ahead of the curve with industry insights and trends
Enhancing career opportunities
Positioning yourself for success in a rewarding field
Saving time, money & needless frustration to get up to speed
Online training allows participants to learn from the comfort of their home – or wherever they might be. Unlike other travel certifications or supplier education that are passive and static, information is updated frequently and the course is interactive with a private online forum called “Ask Away!” –which encourages participants to ask questions and receive timely responses from the course instructor.
“With a variety of programs for both travel sellers and suppliers, we are excited Wellness Travel Academy facilitates growth and development for individuals and companies.” says Camille Hoheb, Founder & President of Wellness Tourism Worldwide. ”Wellness Travel Academy was created to reach purpose-driven professionals who seek to champion wellness as a business strategy for individuals, businesses and communities that do well by doing good.”
Adding, “We’ve have received terrific feedback from travel agents, tour operators, meeting planners and travel professionals from all over the world who have said Wellness Travel Academy is a game changer for their business.”