Outbound Chinese Travel Will Transform Tourism

TREND: China—Uncovering the Wealth in Wellness Outbound Chinese Travel Will Transform Tourism China’s outbound travel will have the biggest impact on the global wellness market. Wanderlust among Chinese consumers will dominate and reshape global tourism with its explosive growth and unique consumption habits. In 2017, China Outbound Tourism Research Institute (COTRI) recorded 145 million international trips taken by the country’s 7 percent passport-holding population. Chinese…

The Impact of China on Wellness

Summit Trend in the News: China – Uncovering the Wealth in Wellness The Impact of China on Wellness…and Everything Else—Global Wellness Summit Cathy Chon, founder and managing director of CatchOn Co., details the trends and impact Chinese travelers are leading around the world. Chinese Tourists Are Going International—and Their Travel Habits Are Evolving—Brink As the Chinese middle classes grow in size and wealth, Chinese residents…

Tailor-Made Nutrition is Open for (Big) Business

TREND: Nutrition Gets Very Personalized Tailor-Made Nutrition is Open for (Big) Business Personalized nutrition is big business—and estimates say the market will reach upward of $11.5 billion by 2025 . This isn’t too surprising given the market for specialty foods aimed at the many emerging “food tribes” (those who exclusively define themselves by following very specific diets, such as paleo, ketogenic and vegan) has exploded in recent…

Technology and Science Deliver Your Best Meal

Summit Trend in the News: Nutrition Gets Very Personalized Apps step up to the plate with diet and DNA-tailored advice—Financial Times New online services nudge users toward smarter shopping and eating choices. Wellness Trends to Look Forward to In 2019—Shape Four categories experiencing truly groundbreaking advancements and how you can take advantage of them. Personalizing Food as Medicine: Effective Microbiome Testing is the Solution—Ageist 2019…

Bringing the Outside In

TREND: Prescribing Nature Bringing the Outside In – The Biophilic Design Revolution Since more people live in cities, a walk in nature is harder to find, as most cities don’t have the benefit of greenways and natural parks. If spending time in actual nature is the new (and not so new) gold standard for wellness, creating the ideals of nature indoors is also booming. Biophilia,…

Biophilic Design Trends

Summit Trend in the News: Prescribing Nature What is biophilic design, and can it really make you happier and healthier?—Fast Company A quiet revolution has begun to change the way people think about their spaces, and designing according to the principles of nature is reaching a peak. Biophilia: Turning Conventional Architecture Inside-Out—GreenRoofs Biophilic design is about more than planting a bunch of trees. It’s about…

Death Doulas—Delivering You a Better Death

TREND: Dying Well Death Doulas—Delivering You a Better Death Death has become medicalized, hidden and lonely. We need more caregivers that give the dying their full attention and companionship and work to meet their unique physical, emotional and spiritual needs during their extraordinary last days or months. In essence, to deliver people a better death. It’s a painfully pressing cultural need, and to meet it,…

A Well Death Becomes Part of a Well Life

Summit Trend in the News: Dying Well A conversation with Henry Fersko-Weiss, inventor of the death doula concept—Global Wellness Summit From what’s the most important thing death doulas provide to why you can’t have a good death if you haven’t lived a well life. Death Is Inevitable. His Job Is to Help You Go in Peace.—Esquire Hiring a death doula can make you feel kind…

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…