Health & Wellness Travel

Incorporating Health & Wellness into Every Journey

Health & Wellness: No Longer Just a Trend

By Stephanie Durst

Health and wellness is no longer a passing idea or fad. Everyone in this day and age is aware of their high stress levels and the need to focus on the health of their minds, body, and spirit. There is no need to forgo your well-being while you are traveling, so here are some great ideas for incorporating and embracing the new wellness offerings available to you worldwide.

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A HOLISTIC WELLNESS EXPERIENCE

Many hotels have figured out that when their clients are traveling, they need healthy options to maintain a lifestyle that reduces stress and helps them function at their peak. These hotel chains have taken steps to ensure their guests are comfortable and healthy with luxury mattresses and bedding, vegan and gluten-free menus, and even workout clothes, as well as other items,  to stay fit while traveling. For example, The James New York offers in-room massages, incense for your room, and ‘Four Bodies Wellness’—an exclusive in-room health & wellness program.

BEST-IN-CLASS HEALTH & WELLNESS ACTIVITIES

Resorts, in addition to having gorgeous and restful spas, also offer yoga classes and special dining menus that are lighter and healthier. They host special weeks where they bring in health and fitness experts, allowing guests to partake in and embrace health & wellness. One such resort is Curtain Bluff in Antigua. Not only do they host their tennis weeks, but they are now offering a spa and wellness package year-round. Ensuring that even while you are enjoying the sun and beach in the Caribbean, you can maintain your wellness lifestyle.

Another such example of a resort adding in a wellness package is at the Le Sirenuse Hotel on the Amalfi coast in Italy. They recently launched a new program, ‘La Dolce Vitality’ in the spring and fall where they offer a week-long fitness, detox and weight loss retreat for mind and body. You can be in a beautiful setting, eating fantastic cuisine, all while working on your wellness lifestyle.

INCORPORATING HEALTH & WELLNESS

My personal journey through wellness helps me to understand my clients’ needs while traveling. For some, it is healthy, organic menus, while workout enthusiasts want great fitness facilities and others desire a beautiful spa with the best therapists. I know that I am successful at creating a terrific trip for a client when they come back fulfilled, rested and happy. It is all about listening to each client as to their individual needs and curating a special journey just for them—matching the client with the right destination, hotel, cruise ship, etc.

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  • US$50-100 additional service allowance per person, per stay
  • Complimentary full breakfast for two daily
  • Room upgrade upon availability at time of check-in
  • Late check-out upon availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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