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…

The New Frugal, Anti-Consumerist Ethic & the Wellness Industry

MONTHLY BAROMETER: It is the younger generation entering the labor market today that will feel the effect of the current crisis for decades to come. Study after study shows that it should expect lower employment rates, lower incomes and greater social problems (including more divorce and more premature deaths). This translates into palpable consequences for businesses and investors. One illustration: Over the past weeks, Chinese…

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…

US under Coronavirus: Only Rich Nation Where Citizens Lose Both Employment & Health Insurance Simultaneously

The pandemic’s severe blow to our collective sense of wellbeing will, of course, be global, but the US seems particularly vulnerable. As of last week, roughly 22 million Americans filed for unemployment. According to a new study by Harvard and City University of New York (published in the prestigious Annals of Internal Medicine), 1.5 million people in the US have already lost their health insurance during…

10 Wellness Trends for 2020

Yesterday, at a press event at Hearst Tower in NYC, two major pieces of research were released. GWI’s partner, the Global Wellness Summit, released its 10 Wellness Trends for 2020. This is the only wellness trends forecast generated from the insights of 550 industry leaders from 50 nations—so it’s a uniquely informed and global look at what’s ahead in health and wellness. The top 2020…