Hospitality Tomorrow: A Global Virtual Conference held April 7th, organised by Benchmark Events and attracting 5,000 plus ‘delegates’ from 128 countries. Here are the take-aways
Media Member Susan Kime gives us a few highlights from Accor’s Wellness World White
Paper. She writes: Accor has partnered with various research firms to produce new quantitative statistics, validating the conclusions for hospitality wellness becoming a necessity rather than an option.There are FOUR economic and social factors allowing for such a substantive paradigm shift: Read her overview of the White Paper.
Shared by the GWS on September 25th, Economist Thierry Mallet shares his thoughts on the “no-fly” and the “fly-less” movements expanding globally, and how those in the wellness tourism industry – because of the values we espouse – will be held especially and increasingly accountable.
To share with fellow WTA members. Solo Member Jeff Ment lawyer, and former travel advisor, airline sales manager and tour guide prepared this document on Laws for Sellers of Travel – What Are They And Who Needs To Register:
Despite the fact that Seller of Travel Laws impact most of our industry, the laws are confusing and many “sellers” of travel do not even know that exist. Members of the WTA that “sell” travel should analyze whether or not these laws are applicable.
Five states have recognized the need to protect their citizens from unscrupulous actions of sellers of travel and have enacted what we call Seller of Travel Laws. These laws require sellers of travel to be registered with the state and to protect their clients’ fees through the use of either a trust account, a bond or other state approved measures. Let’s take a look at the states, the laws, and the exemptions. You’ll find the complete document here.
We partnered with Recommend Magazine on this Wellness Travel Trends Report. You can download the report for free here
Other industry stories you may have missed that are worth the read:
Fitness is more popular than ever, plus new partnerships Skift, July, 2019
Group wellness retreats represent a new potential sales vertical for resorts and urban destination properties. Article by Solo Member Adam Glickman in Hotel News Now, June 2019
The future of wellness in meetings and events Skift, 2019
The Motivational Cost of Inequality: Opportunity Gaps Reduce the Willingness to Work PLOS One, Sept. 2020
Merging Medical and Wellness Tourism in Integrative Wellness Destinations Horwath HTL, Oct. 2020