What is a Wellness Destination
Wellness Tourism Association
by Anne Dimon
1M ago
The Wellness Tourism Association defines a Wellness Destination as “A geographical area that fosters and promotes wellness as an integral part of life within the community and economics of the region.” Back in 2019, the WTA unveiled a nine-point list of assets and attributes that geographic regions of the world should possess as they seek to market themselves to consumers as Wellness Destinations. Here is the nine-point list of what it takes for a geographic region to market itself as a Wellness Destination: A safe/secure environment in both perception and reality A clean and sanitary infrast ..read more
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2022 Wellness Travel Consumer Survey
Wellness Tourism Association
by mk
3M ago
We’d like to thank the close to 1,500 people who participated in our 2022 Wellness Travel Survey, plus announce the winners of FIVE fabulous prizes donated by our generous WTA Members: Art of Living Retreat Center, Canyon Ranch, Garden of the Gods Resort and Club, The Springs Resort, and The Ranch Malibu.  We are SO grateful for your support. And, the winners (selected totally at random from ALL those who participated) are:   Kathy W of Tennessee Margaret W of Washington  Jill P of Massachusetts Wendy C of Florida  And Susan S of Idaho&nbs ..read more
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10 Ways Retreat Planning Companies Might Help
Wellness Tourism Association
by TiffaniJohansen
3M ago
Retreat planning can be a challenging and time-consuming task, especially for retreat centers, resorts, or wellness professionals who are busy providing their clients with a relaxing and memorable experience. However, outsourcing retreat planning to a professional retreat planner can help reduce the stress and workload involved in organizing a retreat. Retreat planning service is also a valuable add-on for retreat leaders looking to book a venue. Finding the right venue for a retreat can be a huge problem for retreat leaders, as they often lack the expertise and contacts to select the right l ..read more
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10 Reasons Why Outsourcing Retreats Planning can Benefit your Retreat Center, Resort or Wellness Business
Wellness Tourism Association
by TiffaniJohansen
3M ago
Retreat planning can be a challenging and time-consuming task, especially for retreat centers, resorts, or wellness professionals who are busy providing their clients with a relaxing and memorable experience. However, outsourcing retreat planning to a professional retreat planner can help reduce the stress and workload involved in organizing a retreat. Retreat planning service is also a valuable add-on for retreat leaders looking to book a venue. Finding the right venue for a retreat can be a huge problem for retreat leaders, as they often lack the expertise and contacts to select the right l ..read more
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Build a Digital Marketing Strategy
Wellness Tourism Association
by TiffaniJohansen
3M ago
We are excited to announce our first Marketing Webinar for Members in partnership with Curve Trends Marketing. The first webinar will cover building a marketing strategy and plan for businesses of all sizes. It will also touch upon the most successful marketing channels and avenues for the travel industry. Register Now! Please save the date: April 13th, 10 AM EST. Curve Trends Marketing, a brainchild of marketing industry thought leader Bibi Mukherjee, is a leading digital marketing agency focusing on a multi-channel mix of digital advertising, including marketing strategy, brand development ..read more
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2022 Leading Light Award Winners
Wellness Tourism Association
by Anne Dimon
3M ago
Two individuals were selected to receive the WTA first Leading Light Award. The award was launched earlier this year to honor companies or individuals who had successfully launched and implemented a wellness project/initiative that upholds and furthers the principles of the association’s mission, “to shape and support sustainable wellness tourism for the global good.” The WTA Board of Directors reviewed the list of a dozen nominees and selected Ms. Refica Attwood, Founder and Executive Director of Wallings Nature Reserve in Antigua & Barbuda and Mr. I Nyoman Yastama, S ..read more
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Accepting Nominations for the 2023 Leading Light Award
Wellness Tourism Association
by mk
3M ago
Launched in 2022, the Annual WTA Leading Light Award was created to honor an individual or a business/company/organization who (or that) has successfully launched and implemented a wellness project/initiative that upholds the principles of the Wellness Tourism Association’s mission, “to shape and support the sustainable growth of wellness tourism for the global good.”  Nominations will close on April 31st.  The 2023 winner(s) will be announced before the end of May 2023.  Who can nominate Anyone can nominate a person or company who is already a participant in the wel ..read more
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Special Offer on new Healthy Hospitality Program
Wellness Tourism Association
by Anne Dimon
4M ago
Scroll down for special pricing for WTA Members     Special Offer for WTA Members WTA Member Elizabeth Ziemba, President of Medical Tourism Training, Inc. is offering WTA Members a significant discount on her new Healthy Hospitality e-Learning program in exchange for feedback on the program to help her measure its impact. Designed for a wide range of hospitality services, it provides the why, how, and when to create behaviors that keep staff, customers, and the workplace itself safer and healthier. Despite the pandemic, most people have not made changes to their daily routines t ..read more
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International Wellness Tourism Conference 2022
Wellness Tourism Association
by TiffaniJohansen
4M ago
The Second annual international Wellness Tourism Conference held November 29th and 30th in the Dominican Republic, was totally devoted to Wellness Tourism, Wellness Travel, and other topics of interest to DMOs, suppliers, travel agents, wellness retreat leaders, wellness practitioners, media, and others interested in the growing wellness sector of the tourism industry. Scroll past the photos to read comments from attendees. A few photos from the event   A Welcome Reception kicked off our 2nd Annual International Wellness Tourism Conference at Eden Roc Cap Cana. This IWTC group photo w ..read more
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Special Offer for WTA Members 
Wellness Tourism Association
by Anne Dimon
4M ago
WTA Member Elizabeth Ziemba, President of Medical Tourism Training, Inc. is offering WTA Members a significant discount on her new Healthy Hospitality E-Learning Program in exchange for feedback on the program to help her measure its impact. Designed for a wide range of hospitality services, it provides the why, how, and when to create behaviors that keep staff, customers, and the workplace itself safer and healthier.  Despite the pandemic, most people have not made changes to their daily routines to reduce the spread of germs at the workplace. Healthy Hospitality ..read more
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