The wellness travel sector will exceed $600 billion in 2017, according to a forecast by the Global Wellness Institute. Here’s a roundup of some of the best new products that travel professionals can offer their high-end clients in this growing niche.
Six Senses set to roll out new spas
Buoyed by the surge in wellness tourism, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is enjoying a healthy growth spurt.
Three new Six Senses Spas—the Six Senses Spa Courchevel in France; Six Senses Spa Doha Centre at The Avenue, A Murwab Hotel in Qatar; and Six Senses Spa Zil Pasyon Seychelles on the shores of Félicité Island—will open later this year, followed by another four partner spas slated to open in spring 2017: Evason Spa & Club Pune in India, Six Senses Spa Simaisma in Qatar, Six Senses Spa Dubai, UAE, and Six Senses Spa & Club Mumbai in India, plus four resort spas: Six Senses Bhutan, Six Senses Krabey Island in Cambodia, Six Senses Fiji, and Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia, in late 2017.
“We are seeing a huge increase in the wellness travel sector, where the fastest growing segment is made up of guests who simply want to combine elements of wellness with their vacations,” said Six Senses Spas vice president Anna Bjurstam.
A hospitality pioneer of sustainable practices (which support the concept of wellness travel), the Bangkok-based hotel and management company currently operates 10 resorts and 27 spas under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas around the world, including spas at premier class lounges at London Heathrow and Abu Dhabi International Airport.