Rise of the Urban Wellness Resort

TREND: WELLNESS TAKES ON OVERTOURISM Rise of the Urban Wellness Resort Overtourism – The World’s Newest Wellness Destinations: Cities Even in the world’s most crowded cities, people need a respite. It may seem counterintuitive to place a wellness hospitality property smack in the middle of a major metropolitan area. But the fact is, several of the world’s top wellness brands are moving beyond their roots…

Wellness Hospitality Is Going Urban

Summit Trend in the News: Wellness Takes on Overtourism How Wellness Hospitality Brands Can Succeed Amid Big-City Chaos – SKIFT Wellness hospitality is going urban in a big way. And a number of brands known for their idyllic locations are heading to New York City. Fivelements To Open Yoga & Sacred Arts City Destination In Causeway Bay, Hong Kong – Hong Kong Tatler Fivelements, the…

Recent Surge in Eco-friendly and More Meaningful Burial Options

TREND: DYING WELL Innovative and Eco-Friendly Burial Practices The ways that different cultures return their dead to the universe varies wildly. Tibetans still practice sky burial, leaving bodies on mountaintops to be picked clean, while the Caviteño in the Philippines place bodies in hollowed-out tree trunks. The US and Canada are unique for adopting embalming, a just as bizarre (if you really think about it)…

New Burial Alternatives: Changing the Final Frontier

Summit Trend in the News: Dying Well This startup is building a new kind of cemetery, and it already has thousands of customers—Fast Company A venture-backed start-up, Better Place Forests, is creating a new model for spending time with our departed that also contributes to land conservation. And they plan expansion… Eco-friendly burial alternative: You can now compost your loved ones in Washington—USA Today In…

Smart Clothes That Actively Boost Health & Wellbeing

TREND: Well Fashion—Way Beyond Athleisure Smart Clothes That Actively Boost Health & Wellbeing Clothes are pressed against our bodies all day, but aside from keep-me-warm or cover-me-up functionality, they’ve been rather “dumb.” No longer; a revolution in smart materials is doing what makes nothing but sense: clothing that optimizes your wellbeing while you wear it. A dizzying array of new technologies—from Internet-of-Things hardware/software to body-mapping…

The Clothing of the Future

Summit Trend in the News: Well Fashion—Way Beyond Athleisure What’s next after athleisure? Smart clothes (yes, really!)—Well+Good Well+Good Council member Susie Ellis, chairman and CEO of GWS, previews the clothing of the future—and the game-changing garments that are already here. Smart clothing may reduce energy needs for heating, cooling—Sustainability Times What if you could wear personalized, climate-controlled clothing, reducing the need for heating and air…

Aromatherapy 2.0: Scent as Medicine

TREND: MediScent: Fragrance Gets a Wellness Makeover Aromatherapy 2.0: Scent as Medicine This focus on scent’s powerful connection to our brains and its potential to heal, soothe and delight is “making consumers hungry to learn more about how it can be leveraged for health and wellbeing,” says Matthias Tabert of International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), a leading innovator of scent. Of course, the concept of…

The Future of Fragrance is Wellness

Summit Trend in the News: MediScent: Fragrance Gets A Wellness Makeover Aromatherapy: Scent as Medicine—Spa and Wellness International Huge leaps in technology, fragrance developments, and science-based research are making this age-old treatment new again. Functional Fragrance and the Rise of Scent as Wellness—The Sunday Edit When it comes to fragrance, it has more to do than simply making us smell good. The Future of Fragrance…

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…