Headlines in the Global Wellness Economy

Global Wellness News™ | May 19th, 2022

The Great Merging

As the pandemic has merged all our boundaries of work and personal lives, in many cases permanently, and as technology and life conveniences recalibrate to address this lived reality of ours, the global travel industry is going through its own version of what we’re calling The Great Merging.

What people consider ‘wellness’ is changing, MindBody CEO explains

The fitness industry is recovering from the shock of COVID-19, and gyms are finding that some pandemic-era trends are subsiding while others are sticking around. “It starts with how the consumers think about wellness,” Mindbody and ClassPass CEO Josh McCarter said on Yahoo Finance Live (video above).

Women entrepreneurs are leading the charge to make Israel a femtech powerhouse

Five years ago, Israeli entrepreneur Daniella Gilboa showed a group of male investors a viral photo of a newborn surrounded by the 1,616 IVF syringes used by her parents in their prolonged fertility struggle. The investors had blank looks on their faces. None of them understood the meaning of the image, she gathered.

Aman New York, the city’s most highly anticipated hotel, will finally open in August – The Points Guy

Get ready New York City – Aman New York is finally set to welcome guests on Aug. 2. Originally set to open last year, Aman New York is a hotel we’ve had our eyes on for a long while. In fact, it’s one of the most highly anticipated hotel openings in the city this year, and that’s saying a lot.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s $120 disposable Goop diapers are not what you think

Gwyneth Paltrow was involved in an announcement this week that some people thought was, well, pardon the intended pun, crap.

Google and Samsung join forces to make it easier to sync fitness data between apps

Google and Samsung have partnered to create Health Connect, a platform and API (application programming interface) that gives developers a toolset to sync users’ health data between Android apps and devices.

HCF invests $5 million in Australia’s first venture capitalist fund for health, wellness, sport and fitness start-ups

Private health insurer HCF has announced an AU$5 million (US$3.5 million) investment in XT Ventures, the nation’s first venture capitalist fund for start-ups in the health, wellness, sport and fitness sector. The cornerstone investment – which will be made through HCF’s health tech accelerator program, Catalyst – will help XT Ventures support health-focused innovations.

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