Get ready for a decade of even more wellness.
The global wellness industry is now valued at $4.2 trillion, up 12.8 percent from $3.7 trillion in 2015, according to the most recent statistics from the Global Wellness Institute. And that number will only increase as people continue to prioritize experiential travel, health and sustainability, data show.
Nearly half of consumers (42 percent) polled in a recent MINDBODY wellness survey said they valued experiences, such as yoga, meditation, vacations and fitness, over material possessions.
And luxury companies continue to capitalize on the increased demand. From free-flowing hot springs on the West Coast to wilderness safaris in Botswana and hiking up to Machu Picchu, these are some of the most luxurious wellness escapes to unwind and rest in for 2020.
Healing hot springs
This healing oasis located in Desert Hot Springs, California, boasts hot and cold mineral springs. Two Bunch Palms resort features a mineral pool with free-flowing water from a 600-year-old natural spring that’s low in sulfur, rich in lithium and said to have mood-enhancing properties. The hotel offers a floating sound bath series, hiking and meditation in addition to CBD spa treatments. With two restaurants on property, serving up farm-to-table California cuisine, including a tea and wine bar. Rates run between $350 to $900 for the month of January.
Wellness sanctuary in Botswana Wilderness Safaris, known for its sustainable and eco-friendly tourist excursions throughout Africa, is building an exclusive camp featuring four tented suites with private access to the Zibadianja Lagoon. Adventurers can experience extraordinary wildlife encounters with herds of elephants, leopards and lions along the north and south banks of the Savute Channel in Botswana. Guests can indulge in spa treatments or get in tune with nature sleeping outside under the stars. The wellness sanctuary, Little Duma Tau, will open in August.