The Nature Economy

TREND: Prescribing Nature The Nature Economy The nature economy is booming. Hotels and spas are taking advantage of their often intrinsically beautiful locations to offer more outdoor programming and marketing it to their guests more creatively. There is a real desire to connect guests to natural surroundings, and this presents an incredible opportunity for destinations around the world. The power of nature is not new…

Nature Makes You Healthier

Summit Trend in the News: Prescribing Nature 2019’s Biggest Wellness Trends Will Have a Lot to Do with Nature—Domino The outdoors is becoming an increasingly popular prescription for both physical and mental health. Global Wellness Report Cites Nature Prescriptions as 2019 Wellness Trend—Children Nature Network The provocative new directions in wellness for 2019 include prescriptions for nature. What is “Forest Bathing” —and Can it Make…

Impact and Clarity Take Precedence

TREND: Meditation Goes Plural Impact and Clarity Take Precedence Just a few years ago, meditation was a fringe activity for insider wellness types, but it’s now clocking the meteoric growth yoga did 20 years ago. However, for something that delivers clarity, there is serious confusion around how the terms “meditation,” “mindfulness” and “mindful” are used, which infects many of the medical studies. Bob Roth, CEO…

Meditation is No Longer a Generic Practice

Summit Trend in the News: Meditation Goes Plural The Power of TM: Strength in Stillness—Global Wellness Summit Bob Roth shares the power of Transcendental Meditation (TM) during the 2018 Global Wellness Summit and the results of bringing TM for free to over one million inner-city kids in 35 countries. Different meditation types train distinct parts of your brain—New Scientist Just like physical exercise, the kind…

A Wellness Issue for the World

TREND: Wellness Takes on Overtourism A Wellness Issue for the World Overtourism—when a crush of tourists overwhelms a destination—is the number one issue in the travel industry today, making headlines everywhere. With the growth in wealth worldwide, international travel is exploding, with annual trips skyrocketing from 500 million in 1995 to 1.3 billion today. The problem is that this tourism expansion is hyper-concentrated: Roughly half…

The Defining Issue of the Travel Industry

Summit Trend in the News: Wellness Takes on Overtourism Could Wellness Travel Be The Solution To Overtourism?—Compare Retreats Travelling around the globe is easier than it has ever been, but the impact is taking an ecological toll. It’s Official: Overtourism Is Now a Defining Issue of the Travel Industry—Global Wellness Institute How will this affect the wellness experience as a whole? Wellbeing and overcrowding are…

Sustainable & “Trashy” Clothing

TREND: Well Fashion— Way Beyond Athleisure Sustainable and “Trashy” Clothing You might say that after years of talk, something real is happening: A mountain of surveys and stats confirm that the shift to sustainable, ethical fashion brands and a new interest in “well fashion” is underway. The clearest window into trends is social media, where billions of people post and search, and global fashion search…

Fashion Beyond Athleisure

Summit Trend in the News: Well Fashion — Way Beyond Athleisure 7 things I learned about wellness that will enrich our lives in 2019—The Inquirer Phrases such as zero waste, sustainability and slow fashion will continue to dominate our fashion lexicon. 8 major wellness trends for 2019—Destination Deluxe The 2019 trends range from personalized nutrition to mainstream meditation to fashion beyond athleisure. Paris is aiming…

A New Kind of Wellness “Trip”

TREND: Mushrooms Emerge from Underground A New Kind of Wellness “Trip” All-inclusive magic mushroom retreats—where the “trip” gets combined with increasingly luxe wellness experiences—are on the march in countries where psilocybin is legal (such as Jamaica, Costa Rica and Holland). It’s striking that, when a psychiatrist, such as Julie Holland, imagines the future of psychedelic experiences, she envisions a place that’s “a cross between a…

Magic Mushroom Retreats

Summit Trend in the News: Mushroom Emerge from Underground LSD, Mushrooms and The Brain: We Discovered Microdosing Could Boost Creativity and Wisdom—Newsweek Scientific study shows microdosing improves key mental health and wellbeing measures, such as open-mindedness and creativity. Psychedelic Retreats And The Future Of Mental Health: A Review—Forbes Some of Silicon Valley’s most prominent investors are betting that the eventual legalization of psychedelics could create…