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Accor Hotels

As a world-leading travel & lifestyle group, AccorHotels takes a forward-thinking approach to wellbeing. Across the company’s portfolio of luxury brands and their 300+ spa facilities worldwide, this commitment to redefine the sector is brought to life through innovation, customized wellness strategies and the creation of meaningful, personalized experiences.  The trend-setting Vitality Room at Swissôtel, Sofitel’s rejuvenating So Spa and So Fit concepts, and Fairmont’s personalized workout and apparel offering, Fairmont Fit, are but a few examples of recent luxury wellness initiatives across the AccorHotels network.  

The Art of Living Retreat Centre

Art of Living Retreat Center

Opened in 2012, The Art of Living Retreat Center is the newest outgrowth of the Art of Living Foundation’s 30+ year global commitment to health, happiness and Ayurveda. Nestled in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, the center offers immersive wellness experiences inspired by authentic traditions of yoga and Ayurveda. From signature workshops in the life-transforming power of breath and meditation to cleanses that have been practiced for thousands of years, the experiences at the center and its Shankara Ayurveda Spa provide timeless tools that help guests tap into their potential for lasting health and happiness.

Canyon Ranch

Canyon Ranch has been a pioneer and an industry-leading proponent of the wellness lifestyle for nearly 40 years, operating the world's most celebrated collection of life-enhancement properties. Canyon Ranch has wellness destinations in Tucson, Ariz. and Lenox, Mass. In addition, the brand operates a Canyon Ranch wellness and spa complex at The Venetian® & The Palazzo® hotels in Las Vegas, Nev., as well as Canyon Ranch at Sea onboard Cunard's Queen Mary 2® luxury ocean liner, Oceania® and Regent Seven Seas Cruises®, and on Celebrity Cruises®. 

Dori Cameron

A computer consultant for 27 years before opening WanderMore Travels in 2017, Dori Cameron has combined a love for travel, with wanting to share wellness concepts with as many people as possible. A health coaching certification led her to specialize in wellness and active travel planning through WanderMore. With an emphasis on group wellness travel options such as retreats, cruises and outdoor activities, Dori is on a mission to help her clients understand that changing just a few things about how you live can change everything about the quality of your life.

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Dr. Claudia Aguirre

A neuroscientist and mind-body expert  Dr. Claudia Aguirre specializes in the connection between the brain and the skin. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA and her Doctorate degree from the University of Southern California, where she investigated hormonal interactions in the aging brain. She has also completed a certificate course on Yoga, Mindfulness and Social Change at Loyola Marymount University (LMU). Dr. Aguirre is a TEDx speaker, a TED Ed educator and consults internationally in the health and wellness industries. She also has current projects with NASA and the Global Wellness Institute.

Grail Springs Retreat Centre for Wellbeing

Grail Springs Retreat Centre for Wellbeing is an award-winning establishment founded by Madeleine Marentette. With a developed holistic approach to wellbeing, its focus is to inspire and renew the body, mind and spirit through lifestyle experiences and education. Surrounded by one of the most beautiful lakeside settings in Ontario, Canada, individuals learn how to manage stress with daily yoga and meditation, enjoy spa therapies, eat healthily, and connect with nature through daily hikes and a unique program in equine meditation. Guests gain a fresh perspective and leave with take-home tools to last a lifetime.

Heidi Smith

Heidi Smith

After nearly 30 years as a professional in the hotel/meetings industry, Heidi Smith decided to follow her passion for health and wellness and became a certified integrative health coach and certified corporate wellness specialist.  Founder of Chicago-based Integrative Wellness Studio, Heidi lives with Celiac disease and food allergies and had to learn to manage that throughout a very busy work and travel schedule. She now brings educational programming to others on how to find sustainable health through nutrition and lifestyle.  She is an author, public speaker, health coach for both individuals and groups, and teaches a variety of topics on wellness that will empower people to live a healthier, happier and more vibrant life through behavior change and understanding bio-individuality.    

Kathryn Schutz

 Over the last four years, Kathryn Schutz, President of Chicago-based Kathryn Theodore Travel and an independant consultant with Largay Travel, has melded her two passions - travel and wellness - into a profession. She believes that self-care on a regular basis is crucial and that a true wellness vacation can help. Even though everyone's path to wellness is different, Kathryn introduces her clients to the many different aspects of wellness travel which can include stress reduction, sleep therapy, physical activity of many types, spiritual connections, food education and much more.

Kiron Dhaliwal

As an engineer and marketing professional coming from the world of high tech, Kiron Dhaliwal fully understands workplace stress coupled with a hectic, always-on-the-go lifestyle. Add to this an active family, and practicing self-care became the only way to feel grounded and maintain balance. She melded her love of travel and wellness and founded San Ramon, CA-based Concierge Vacations Inc., an independent affiliate of Cadence Travel, a Virtuoso agency. Based on her clients’ intentions, Kiron can help plan both leisure and corporate wellness retreats and vacations.

Lily Eslahjou

Certified in the Muscle Activation Technique, Positional Therapy and Functional Range Conditioning, Toronto-based Lily Eslahjou is a “move-mend” expert who teaches how simple forms of movement can be used to treat chronic pain. These techniques help to assess imbalances and heal the body through specific isometrics and mobility training routines.  Lily is also trained in various yoga disciplines as well as in Pilates. She uses her knowledge to help redesign the body to be pain free, and adds her hands-on healing therapies when needed.  To keep joints hydrated and healthy, Lily recommends her seven-minute Mobility Routine of rotational movements for neck, shoulders, arms, spine, hip joints, knees and ankles.

Mary Funkhouser

As the founder of Journeys That Fit, as well as a yoga instructor, hiking-lover and active traveler, Colorado-based Mary Funkhouser designs wellness journeys for affinity groups.  It’s a recipe that finds energetic group leaders/business owners who inspire their followers to explore the world with them.  Mary’s career in human resources taught her that those who thrive belong to communities that support each other’s purpose and aspirations. The unique combination of affinity groups and wellness travel affords individual enrichment, enhanced through connections made with like-minded people sharing experiences. No matter where a group chooses to go, the real destination for each person is to come back ‘fit' - fulfilled, inspired and transformed.

Monaco Government Tourist Office

With a history of wellness that dates back to 1860 when people visited for the curative powers of the Mediterranean, the city/state of Monaco boasts a wide range of healthy options from the active to the relaxing. Walking the entire Principality, jogging on the harbor, hiking the Via Alpina, rowing in front of the Monaco Yacht Club, practicing yoga on the beach, strolling the colorful Princess Grace Rose Garden, and embracing nature with singular attractions such as the Exotic Gardens, the Observatory Cave and the Pelagos Sanctuary – await the wellness-minded. Add luxury hotels, spas and healthy culinary offerings from Michelin-starred restaurants and you have an ideal luxury wellness destination.  

New Life Hiking Spa

New Life Hiking Spa is located in the glorious Green Mountains of Vermont.  It is opened each spring through fall, when hiking is at its peak, and offering multi-level hikes along the Appalachian Trail and beautiful Vermont countryside.  New Life was Travel + Leisure Magazine’s #1 Destination Spa in the United States and one of USA Today’s 10 Best Health & Wellness Vacations.

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OptiMyz Magazine

OptiMYz is Canada's premier health, fitness and lifestyle magazine. OptiMYz is committed to helping readers be their best by providing leading content on adventure travel, gourmet healthy foods, fabulous fitness workouts, relaxation and the mind plus so much more. OptiMYz is sold across Canada on thousands of newsstands and available online. Feel better, get better, be better and live better with OptiMYz!

Retreats Unlimited

Retreats Unlimited is a full-service retreat company offering fitness, yoga, self-improvement and other wellness-focused programs hosted by rock star influencers. Held in private villas, retreat centers, and boutique resorts, our retreats provide the perfect backdrop for transformative experiences, wellness getaways and corporate mindfulness retreats. We provide a direct connection to influential ambassadors that work with our guests to provide unique experiences. Programming for our resort partners includes influencer marketing campaigns, wellness retreats, social media and public relations.

Shayne Messina

As a retired , full time nurse and a part time travel agent​ for 20 plus years, Shayne Messina found a way to combine her two passions into one as a full time wellness travel advisor and Well- Being Travel Specialist with the belief that travel, truly does heal the body and soul.  She is president of  Florida-based Sunmasters Elite Travel

Sojourn, cycling, bicycling, active vacations

Sojourn Bicycling & Active Vacations

Sojourn Bicycling & Active Vacations is a Vermont-based boutique travel company offering high-end cycling and active vacations with an immersive approach to health and fitness. Specializing in award-winning, hand-crafted, active biking and multi-sport trips with options for all levels of riders, Sojourn offers unique routes, professional tour leaders, luxury heritage accommodations and farm-to-table cuisine as the cornerstones of their trip and consistently deliver the highest level of excellence.

Travel to Wellness

Launched in 2004 Travel to Wellness was the first editorially- driven online magazine catering specifically to the growing number of wellness-minded travelers. We've been talking wellness travel, spa vacations, wellness living and travel, in general, for 13 years


UNICOMM LLC is an independent business-to-business communications company specializing in originating and managing world-class trade shows and conferences. Unicomm’s properties include the nation’s largest and longest running series of travel events, the Travel & Adventure Show in Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco/Bay Area, Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, Philadelphia and Dallas. The Travel & Adventure Show Series will launch the Wellness Travel Experience in four of their show markets – Washington,D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles and Denver – in 2018.  

Wander Magazine

Wander Magazine celebrates the health and well-being of body, mind, and soul through inspiring wellness travel adventures, spas and retreats, nourishing food, lifestyle trends, plus the best gear for the road. Get inspired to live, eat, and travel well in the latest digital issue.   

Yvette McQueen

Dr. McQueen is a global physician on a mission to education about health, travel wellness and disease prevention. She is an Emergency Medicine physician and Travel Doctor; working as a physician across the US and the Caribbean. Dr. McQueen also serves as a concierge travel physician ensuring healthy and safe travel before and during an international trip. Dr. McQueen is a speaker, blogger, author, consultant, CPR/First Aid instructor and personal coach. She teaches personal wellness, self-care, stress reduction and lifestyle modifications for living a best life.