July’s Wellness Moonshot: LISTEN

During the past months, listening has taken on a more urgent meaning: The world has been asked to finally listen to those demanding racial and social justice. The capacity to listen (to actually pay attention, to hear both what’s said and unsaid) is the path to actual human connection and a crucial trait of successful leaders—but an amazing assortment of cognitive biases often get in…

New GWI White Paper: Making Travel More “Well” in a Post-COVID World

The GWI has released a new white paper as part of its series on how wellness concepts could positively “reset the world” post-COVID-19. It’s called Travel and Wonder and looks at how travel has been decimated during the pandemic and how its loss has significant psychological and symbolic impacts. The research explores why the recent explosive growth of global travel has resulted in a profoundly…

Q&A with Neil Jacobs, CEO of Six Senses: The Future of Travel and Wellness

The GWI just released a “Wellness in the Age of COVID-19” Q&A with Neil Jacobs, CEO, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, a person who needs no introduction in the wellness and hospitality worlds. Under Jacobs’s leadership, Six Senses has transformed “luxury hospitality” around the principles of wellness and sustainability more than any other brand. They have 19 resorts worldwide, with an ever-growing global pipeline. In…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World

5 ways to diversify the wellness industry – NBC News, June 24, 2020 Nutritionist Maya Feller explains how, “If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s that racism, not race, is an underlying risk factor for poor health outcomes…That’s why my industry, the wellness industry, matters so much right now.” She discusses the dramatic lack of representation of black people in wellness and suggests five ways…

Q&A: Six Senses CEO predicts which travel segments will rebound first and how behaviors will shift

In this edition of the Wellness Q&A Series Beth McGroarty, VP, Research & Forecasting, Global Wellness Institute asks: Which travel segments will rebound first? Has the pandemic changed Six Senses’ future focus and offerings? What destinations can we next look forward to? What’s underway for the US?   Q&A with Neil Jacobs, CEO, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas In hospitality, Neil Jacobs needs no introduction,…