GWI’s Arabian Travel Market Symposium Tackles Wellness & Medical Tourism Trends

The GWI’s agenda for its Wellness Symposium at the 2019 Arabian Travel Market is set. The session on April 30 will feature experts in both medical tourism and wellness tourism exploring the unique opportunities and trends unfolding in both sectors. Attendees will also hear the latest GWI research on MENA’s wellness markets, including its wellness tourism and spa markets, which in terms of recent percentage…

What Will a #MeOnly Society Mean for Human Wellbeing?

Here is a developing trend worth pondering (with significant investment implications): the slow death of the family and the emergence of a #MeOnly society. Consumption, travel, housing, etc. are increasingly centered on the individual. Do you doubt it? This is backed by data (the number of young and middle-aged people living alone is soaring) and surprising new trends, such as “solomoons” replacing honeymoons (you celebrate…

“Walkshops” Not Workshops

MONTHLY BAROMETER – WELLNESS EDITION What can be done to reduce “easily” preventable costs that add to the fiscal burden of so many countries around the world? This is where wellness kicks in! New research conducted at Queen’s University Belfast and recently published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health concludes that sitting for too long costs countries hundreds of millions every year. The…