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Wellness Travel has become an increasing popular interest for millions of people across the world. More than ever, people are in search of finding a true balance between life, health, and work. At Island Vacas, we have helped thousands of clients achieve just that!
We understand just how important it is for our clients to maintain their health and well-being. Our Wellness Travel Agents consistently seek out Health and Wellness accommodations that create a life changing wellness experience.
With hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, and enriching activities, these escapes provide exemplary service to ensure harmony of the mind, body, and spirit.
Health and Wellness Activities:
Fitness Activities (Hiking, walking,
kayaking, paddle boarding etc.)
Group Health Activities Benefits of Health and Wellness Travel:
Reduce stress and anxiety
Create a positive mental state
Promote a healthier lifestyle
Higher sense of well-being
A Vacation for the Mind, Body & Soul:
Each year more travellers are adopting a wellness lifestyle that includes more than just a beach and ocean. These travellers are in search of a much deeper traveling experience. With health and wellness being the main focus, your experience will be like no other!
Our All-Inclusive Wellness Trips include organic healthy meal plans, rejuvenating spa treatments and personalised health and wellness activities. Whether you want to experience delicious vegan cuisine in Spain, yoga in Bali or hiking in Paris, count on us to create a Wellness Vacation you will never forget!
Choose Island Vacation Travel Agency Llc for your Next Wellness Getaway
At Island Vacation Travel Agency Llc, we personalise each client’s Wellness Vacation based on their specific wellness goals.
We know that not every client is the same, so why should their vacation be? We have access to the most exclusive wellness hotels, resorts, and spas all over the world! Our sheer determination in providing clients with the most exclusive sought after vacations is why Island Vacation Travel Agency Llc has been the world’s most trusted travel agency for over 20 years.
When you hire Island Vacation Travel Agency Llc, you also hire thousands of available resources that are exclusive to Elite Travel. Whether you are traveling out of the state or out of the country, your safety is our #1 concern.
Client Emergency Support Plan
We want our clients to feel safe and secure during their travels. That is why we prepare a safety plan that includes a direct local contact in case emergency assistance is needed. No other Travel agent can offer the resources and connections that we do. We know that today, more than ever, it is important to take safety measures at all times.
What is Wellness Tourism?
In a sense, people who take any kind of vacation for leisure, rest, and relaxation are improving their wellness as part of tourism. However, this broad definition is not particularly useful for governments and businesses seeking to target consumers and to develop and promote this sector.
Therefore, the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has established a definition that captures the motivations and characteristics of people engaging in wellness tourism, so that businesses and other stakeholders can understand and tap into its vast opportunities. GWI defines wellness tourism as travel associated with the pursuit of maintaining or enhancing one’s personal wellbeing.
With so much un-wellness embedded in today’s travel, wellness tourism brings the promise of combating those negative qualities and turning travel into an opportunity to maintain and improve our holistic health.
Wellness tourism is not medical tourism
Wellness tourism is often conflated with medical tourism — not only by consumers, but also in destination marketing.
This confusion is caused by an incomplete understanding of these markets and inconsistent usage of terminologies by destinations, government organizations, and promotion agencies.
Sometimes the term “health tourism” is also used as a catch-all to describe many types of medical and wellness services and activities — from open heart surgery and dental care to destination spas and yoga retreats — causing further confusion.
These two sectors operate largely in separate domains and meet different consumer needs. Referring to the health continuum that we discussed above, medical tourism primarily addresses the “poor health” end of the market, with patients traveling to another place for specific medical treatments or enhancements.
Top medical tourism procedures include cosmetic surgery, orthopedic surgery, cardiac surgery, and dental procedures. Patients and their families are attracted by the availability, better quality, and/or price of care at the destinations. Therefore, successful medical tourism depends upon the status of a country’s broader medical sector, along with appropriate government regulations, patient safeguards, training standards, insurance frameworks, travel and visa restrictions, and other issues that drive the patient’s experience and treatment outcomes.
Wellness tourism attracts consumers who are at the opposite end of the wellness continuum — those seeking activities and destinations that extend their wellness lifestyle and help them proactively maintain and improve their health and wellbeing. The appeal and success of wellness tourism depends on an entirely different set of factors, business models, customer mindsets, human resources, and industry culture, and it is more closely aligned with leisure, recreation, and hospitality. To be sure, there is some overlap between medical tourism and wellness tourism.
For example, some top-end destination spas and many traditional health resorts across Europe offer treatments that can be both curative and preventive in nature, and that are typically administered by licensed medical professionals. These include DNA testing, executive checkups, acupuncture, detoxes and cleanses, hydrotherapy, and complementary and holistic medicine services. But in general, the types of visitors, activities, services, businesses, and regulations involved are very different between medical tourism and wellness tourism, even though they may share a dependence on a region’s basic tourism and hospitality infrastructure and amenities.
Wellness Tourism Growth is Distributed Across the World
The rapid growth of wellness tourism around the world has been stimulated by a rising global middle class, growing consumer desire to adopt a wellness lifestyle, rising interest in experiential travel, and increasing affordability of flights and travel options.
The developing markets in Asia Pacific, Latin America-Caribbean, Middle East-North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa have posted robust growth in recent years. While these regions represented only 40% of wellness trips in 2017, they accounted for 57% of the increase in trips since 2015. China and India are both growth leaders, adding over 21 million and 17 million wellness trips respectively (inbound and domestic) from 2015-2017.
Wellness tourism also continues to grow steadily across the leading developed markets, including the United States and several major European countries. Spa tourism remains a significant and high-growth segment within wellness tourism. While wellness tourism is much broader than spa tourism, spas represent a core business within the wellness tourism market. In 2017, spa tourism represented $309.1 billion in expenditures, with 450.0 million spa-related trips taken. Spa tourism expenditures have grown by 8% annually since 2015.
Wellness Tourism will Continue its Growth Momentum
When GWI first started measuring wellness tourism five years ago, we predicted that the wellness tourism market would grow twice as quickly as overall tourism, and that has turned out to be correct. Wellness tourism expenditures have grown at a rapid 7.8% average annual rate over the last five years, increasing from $438.6 billion in 2012 to $639.4 billion in 2017. During this same five-year period, overall tourism expenditures grew by only 3.0% annually.
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