Leading Wellness Industry Research

The Global Wellness Institute initiates, analyzes and trumpets authoritative wellness industry research. We believe accurate and timely research on the $4.2. trillion wellness economy—and its 10 sectors—are the foundation of the Institute’s goal to empower wellness worldwide. We are committed to sharing different viewpoints that stimulate thoughtful and rigorous discussions.

 

GWI Wellness Economy Monitor Reports

 

Global Wellness Economy Monitor (2017 Data)

A comprehensive, updated analysis of the size, scope and growth trends/projections for the rapidly growing $4.2 trillion global wellness economy. 2017 data released October 2018.

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REGIONAL AND SECTOR REPORTS:

Asia-Pacific Wellness Economy Monitor

This regional report on the Asia-Pacific wellness economy explores everything from the national leaders across key Asian wellness markets to the trends unfolding in the region. 2017 data released October 2018.
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MENA Wellness Economy Monitor

This regional report on the Middle East & North Africa wellness economy provides the most recent data and key industry developments powering this fast-developing market. 2017 data released October 2018.
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Thermal/Mineral Springs Economy Monitor

This report on the Thermal and Mineral Springs wellness economy sector examines revenue breakdowns for hot springs establishments and a ranking of national market leaders. 2017 data released October 2018.
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Global Wellness Economy Monitor (2015 Data)

This study measures and analyzes the 10 markets that comprise the global wellness economy, which represented 5 percent of global economic output. 2015 data released January 2017.

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Middle East-North Africa Wellness Economy Monitor

Despite security concerns for Egypt, Israel, and Tunisia, MENA’s wellness tourism market grew a strong 6% each year from 2013-2015. 2015 data released April 2017.
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Global Spa & Wellness Economy Monitor (2013 Data)

This study measures and analyzes the 10 markets that comprise the global wellness economy, which represented 5 percent of global economic output. 2013 data released September 2014.

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Middle East-North Africa Spa & Wellness Economy

In 2013, the Middle East-North Africa was the second fastest-growing region for wellness tourism. 2013 data released September 2014.
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Latin America-Caribbean Spa & Wellness Economy

Latin America’s spa market benefits from strong tourism and consumer spending, with many countries experiencing double-digit annual growth rates. 2013 data released Sept. 2014.
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Thermal/Mineral Springs Economy

This study counts over 26,000 establishments in 103 countries that have wellness and therapeutic facilities built around thermal/mineral springs. 2013 data released September 2014.
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GWI Wellness Tourism Research Reports

Global Wellness Tourism Economy (2017 Data)

New global wellness tourism regional data and trends analysis, including, for the first time, the spending premiums for wellness travelers for dozens of countries. 2017 data released November 2018.

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REGIONAL AND SECTOR REPORTS:

Asia-Pacific Wellness Tourism Economy

This regional report on Asia-Pacific’s wellness tourism market analyzes high spending premiums for wellness tourists by nation and key trends driving the market. 2017 data released November 2018.
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MENA Wellness Tourism Economy

This regional report on wellness tourism in the Middle East & North Africa provides key new data points and spotlights the trends driving this fast-growing market. 2017 data released November 2018.
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Europe Wellness Tourism Economy

This regional report provides new data points, regional trends, spa and thermal springs markets analysis, and key developments in this powerful market. 2017 data released November 2018.
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North America Wellness Tourism Economy

North America is the world’s largest regional wellness tourism market in terms of expenditures, now estimated at $241.7 billion—to jump to $311 billion by 2022. 2017 data released November 2018.
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MORE WELLNESS TOURISM RESEARCH:

Global Wellness Tourism Economy

This report combines the first-ever wellness tourism market research in 2013 with updated data from wellness tourism research released in 2014. 2013 & 2014 data released June 2015.
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Global Wellness Tourism Economy

This report shows wellness-focused travel will reach $678.5 billion by 2017—nearly 50 percent more growth than global tourism overall. 2013 data released October 2013.
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Wellness Tourism and Medical Tourism: Where Do Spas Fit?

This is the first comprehensive report on medical tourism and wellness tourism and tackles key challenges and opportunities for these markets. Released May 2011.
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GWI Wellness Real Estate & Communities Research

Build Well to Live Well

The first in-depth research to analyze the global wellness lifestyle real estate and communities market. Includes data on global market sizes, price premiums and consumer demand. Released January 2018.
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GWI Workplace Wellness Research

The Future of Wellness at Work

This study examines the state of wellness in the global workforce and predicts what the future of work will look like. Released January 2016.
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Unlocking The Power of Company Caring

This survey of 600 full-time workers in the U.S., took an in-depth look at the impact of the work environment on productivity and wellbeing. Released in January 2016.
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GWI Spa Industry Research

Spa Management Workforce & Education: Addressing Market Gaps

This 2012 SRI study shows the gap between the expansive job opportunities and qualified candidates in the spa & wellness industry. Released June 2012.
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Spas and the Global Wellness Market: Synergies and Opportunities

This 2010 SRI report finds that wellness is no passing fad: the global market was estimated at nearly $2 trillion. Released May 2010.
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The Global Spa Economy

SRI International reported that the global spa economy was estimated at $255 billion a year, according to the first-ever study unveiled at the 2008 Global Spa Summit. 2007 data released May 2008.
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GWI Research with Outside Partners

Beauty2Wellness

A two-part study that addresses the fundamental question: how might beauty contribute meaningfully to wellness? Released January 2018.
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Wellness 2030

An investigation of how new technologies and techniques of self-optimization will transform the wellness market over the next dozen years. Released January 2018.
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