Yesterday, the GWI released a new Global Wellness Tourism Economy report at World Travel Market (WTM) in London. This is the study that put wellness tourism on the world’s radar, and the new edition is packed with more regional and national data and trends than ever before.
A few findings: Wellness tourism grew from a $539 billion market in 2015 to $639 billion in 2017—a growth rate more than twice as fast as tourism overall. And it’s forecast to grow even faster through 2022 (7.5 percent annually) to reach $919 billion. North America ranks #1 for wellness tourism revenues and Europe for wellness trips, but Asia is the eye-opening growth leader with wellness trips growing a whopping 33 percent in just the past two years.