Must-Reads from the Wellness World

Schools in England Introduce a New Subject: Mindfulness – The New York Times, February 4, 2019 The British government has announced that 370 English schools will start to practice mindfulness (relaxation and breathing techniques and other methods to help regulate emotions) in a new initiative and study aimed at addressing the mental health crisis affecting young generations. The study, which runs through 2021, is one…

The North American Wellness Tourism Economy

The GWI released data and analysis on the North American wellness tourism market, the world’s very largest in terms of expenditures ($242 billion)–expected to grow another roughly 30% (to $311 billion) by 2022. The US alone now drives over one-third of all global revenues. This report explores the factors driving this powerhouse market. Access report

8 Wellness Trends for 2019

The only wellness trends report generated from the insights of 650 industry leaders from 50 nations, the Global Wellness Summit’s annual trends forecast is a uniquely informed, detailed and global look at what’s ahead in wellness. For 2019 we’ll see the rise of a “dying well” movement and wellness remaking the fashion industry to “meditation going plural” and scent playing a more dramatic role in…

GWI’s Consulting Initiative Releases Infographic Defining the Scope of this Sector

The Consulting Initiative has released the first-ever spa/wellness/fitness consultancy survey results data in the form of an infographic. More than 60 spa and wellness industry consultants were interviewed for the survey, working on behalf of real estate developers, hotel and resort owners/operators, and spa owner/operators. The resulting data findings help to define the scope of the sector. Some key findings include: More than half of project…

The Wellness Research and Trends Event of the Year

On January 28, the Global Wellness Institute will host its fourth annual New York Press Event in collaboration with Good Housekeeping and the Good Housekeeping Institute. Also known as the wellness research and trends event of the year, this special event is designed to give the media an extraordinary look into the $4.2 trillion global wellness economy while exploring the latest wellness innovations on the “Wellness…

2018: The Year the Tide Turned Against Tech

Monthly Barometer: 2018 will be remembered as the year when the tide turned against tech. In November, the five largest US tech stocks lost an aggregate value of more than $1 trillion. Despite some ludicrous valuations, the backlash was fueled by a spate of revelations about the abuse of market power, the collection of personal data, the pervasive digital manipulation, and even the accusation of…