Asia-Pacific Wellness Economy Monitor

Released November 2018

Looking at annual growth rates and revenue gains together, Asia is the global growth leader for the wellness markets GWI tracks. Its wellness tourism market has reached $136.7 billion, and the region has been growing wellness trips 15.3 percent a year—now at 258 million trips annually. (China and India rank first and second for growth worldwide.) Asia now boasts the largest number of spas (48,679) worldwide, with a spa industry worth $26.5 billion. It has by far the largest thermal/mineral springs market in the world, with almost 26K establishments now generating $31.6 billion. While only 5 percent of workers (97.8 million) across Asia-Pacific have some kind of workplace wellness program, that $9.3 billion market is growing a fast 5 percent a year. And its wellness real estate market, growing 7.3 percent a year, is now worth $46.8 billion and is inching up to the global leader, North America.

This report explores everything from the national leaders across key Asian wellness markets to the trends unfolding in the region.

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