Wellness tourism sector goes from strength to strength this year

Published on : Saturday, October 19, 2019


During WTM London, experts and entrepreneurs will be taking the pulse of the booming multi billion-pound wellness tourism sector. According to the Global Wellness Institute, wellness tourism is currently estimated to be worth more than $639 billion a year and growing at twice the pace of general tourism.



WTM London Senior Exhibition Director Simon Press said that the wellness tourism sector goes from strength to strength each year. Their program of debates, backed up by hundreds of networking and business opportunities, means that WTM London is offering a very healthy diet of ideas, inspiration and connections to help firms to make the most of this growing sector in 2020 and beyond.



In the Inspiration Zones, two-panel discussions about making the most of the lucrative market will take place and the scores of exhibitors will display their wellness credentials on the floor of ExCeL London.



Launching and Optimising Your Brand in the Wellness Space will explore how tourism organisations, hospitality brands and tour operators are increasingly marketing their wellness offerings.




Anne Dimon, co-founder and President of the Wellness Tourism Association will be the moderator, Emily Mikus, Brand Manager at G Adventures; Mark Hennebry, Vice Chairman at Danubius Hotel Group; and entrepreneur Joanne Vomiero, Director and Founder of In This Life Wellness Travel will be among the speakers.


Hennebry will speak about his role overseeing 45 hotels with wellness and spa facilities in Hungary, the UK, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania. Vomiero holds more than 20 years of experience in the sector and owns a wellness clinic in Australia.



After the debate and Q&A session, Vomiero will demonstrate simple techniques to help delegates ‘Disconnect to Reconnect’.



Another debate on – A New Decade of Wellness Travel will give an overview of the latest trends giving an overview of the next decade in this sector and discuss the outlook with the expert speakers.



On the exhibition floor delegated will be able to meet more than 150 companies specializing in wellness. A number of hotels, tourist boards, tour operators, attractions and venues that offer wellness and spa services will also be present.


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