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One of the hottest trends in lodging today is wellness. Wellness tourism is expected to be a more than $900 billion segment in 2022. Many of our industry's leading hotel brands have launched programs to take advantage of this trend. The first wellness conference in our industry has been launched. To find additional articles in this category, search on "wellness" on this site. Green Lodging News highlights the latest news and trends. Contact Glenn Hasek, Editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Wellness

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One of the hottest trends in lodging today is wellness. Wellness tourism is expected to be a more than $900 billion segment in 2022. Many of our industry's leading hotel brands have launched programs to take advantage of this trend. The first wellness conference in our industry has been launched. To find additional articles in this category, search on "wellness" on this site. Green Lodging News highlights the latest news and trends. Contact Glenn Hasek, Editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Global Wellness Summit Names Keynote Speaker

MIAMI, FLA.—The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), the foremost gathering of international leaders in the $4.5 trillion global wellness economy, announced that James Nestor, author of the new book Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, will keynote at its conference being held November 8 to 11, 2020, at The Breakers Palm Beach. Nestor’s book has instantly become a New York Times best seller and is the result of his decade-long investigation into thousands of years of medical texts and new studies in pulmonology, psychology, biochemistry and human physiology. Breath turns our long-held beliefs about our most basic biological function...

Nearly 4,000 Consumers Reveal Key Wellness Vacation Motivations Post-Pandemic

Nearly 4,000 consumers from 48 countries and territories responded to the Wellness Tourism Association’s second consumer survey, revealing their motivations for taking a Wellness Vacation as the industry begins to recover. The three-month (April, May, June 2020) online consumer survey was administered in collaboration with WTA Member, Professor Danny Kessler Ph.D. from Youngsan University, Busan, South Korea. Respondents were 54 percent female with 73 percent between the ages 26 to 74 (Millennials and Baby Boomers), and with close to 78 percent indicating they already include wellness activities when they travel. President & CEO of the Wellness Tourism Association, Anne...

International WELL Building Institute Accelerates WELL Health-Safety Rating for Hotels & Resorts

NEW YORK—The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), the world’s leading certification body for healthy buildings, announced the establishment of the WELL Advisory for Hotels and Resorts to provide insights on the application of the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facilities Operations and Management for hotels and resorts. The WELL Health-Safety Rating is an evidence-based, third-party verified rating focused on operational policies, maintenance protocols and emergency plans to address a post COVID-19 environment. IWBI will accept registrations for the WELL Health-Safety Rating from all building and facility typologies later this month. Leveraging guidance on the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory disease...

LG Offers ‘Clean Remote’ with New Hotel TVs

LINCOLNSHIRE, ILL.—Addressing health concerns and confidence of American travelers, LG Business Solutions USA is offering hotel operators a free “Clean Remote” with every new LG hotel TV. The special remote control is designed to be safer thanks to a non-porous, sealed membrane surface that can reduce bacteria and germs by as much as 99 percent compared to traditional remotes, according to Clean Remote LLC. “The Clean Remote solution pairs perfectly with LG hotel TVs to provide guests a safer in-room experience and some peace of mind,” said Mike Kosla, Vice President of Hospitality, LG Business Solutions USA. “TV remotes are the most...

My First Extended Experience in COVID-19 Vacation Land

My family tested the waters of COVID-19 vacation land a couple of weeks ago and took a week-long road trip from Tampa, Fla. to Savannah, Ga., to Asheville, N.C. and back. We spent most of our time in the Asheville area. We loved the Asheville and Savannah areas. In recent months I have heard from one hotel and restaurant company after another about their plans to clean like crazy to make their guests feel welcome and safe. This was my family’s first test to see if the hotels were doing what they said they were doing. Our first stop was a Holiday...

Whish Beauty Launches Hand Sanitizer

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ.—Known for their extensive body and skin care collection, Whish has now developed a new hand sanitizer to keep hands clean and help fight disease. The new 70 percent ethyl alcohol sanitizer comes in three different sizes—16 ounce, 33 ounce, 1 gallon—for both consumer and trade purposes. Key features: FDA registered facility cGMP facility Made in the USA (Scottsdale, Ariz.) Gel, not spray Denatured alcohol All packaging comes with a pump 70 percent ethyl alcohol Like all of Whish’s products, Leaping Bunny is certified, paraben free, sulfate free, DEA and TEA free, petrochemical free, phthalate free, naturally sourced, and made in...

Leading Hotels of the World Announces Healthy Stays Commitment

NEW YORK—The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd announced its Healthy Stays commitment with enhanced cleanliness standards and protocols for its 430+ worldwide members. For more than nine decades, Leading Hotels has been at the forefront of creating the highest standards that have set the bar for worldwide luxury hospitality. The passionate hoteliers of its independent, family-led hotels have welcomed guests for generations with remarkable care. During the pandemic, Leading Hotels’ Healthy Stays commitment is a continuation of the meticulous standards members have abided by for nearly a century. “The health and safety of our guests and colleagues is our...

Hotel Effectiveness Introduces New Team Wellness Check-In

ALPHARETTA, GA.—Hotel occupancy is rising, and hotel staff have begun to return to work. While safety and health are always top priorities for the industry, concerns about COVID-19 and the ongoing pandemic make daily wellness even more important. To address these concerns, Hotel Effectiveness has launched a powerful new enhancement to the MyHotelTeam application, Team Wellness Check-In. Hotel Effectiveness, with its award-winning labor management technologies, is used by more than 4,500 hotels to manage more than $15 billion in labor costs each year. The Team Wellness Check-In will facilitate a safe and efficient return-to-work process through a simple and secure,...

Global Wellness Summit Will Take Place November 8 to 11 at The Breakers Palm Beach

MIAMI, FLA.—The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), the foremost gathering of international leaders in the $4.5 trillion global wellness economy, today announced that its 2020 conference would move from Tel Aviv, Israel, to the United States, by far the largest wellness market. It will now take place November 8 to 11 at The Breakers, an iconic hotel on 140 oceanfront acres in Palm Beach, Fla., which has received numerous awards for its commitment to guest and employee wellness and diversity. The 2021 Summit will be held in Tel Aviv, November 15 to 18. COVID-19 brutally exposed the importance of preventative wellness and...

Pay Attention to, Participate in Tripadvisor’s Travel Safe Program

According to a recent study by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel platform, more than 9 out of 10 (92 percent) said cleanliness is the most important factor in selecting accommodations. Capitalizing on that trend, Tripadvisor has launched a new suite of “Travel Safe” tools to help consumers find, filter for, and validate health and safety information to feel more confident with their future travel choices across town and around the world. If your property is listed on TripAdvisor, you need to pay attention to and participate in Travel Safe. Travel Safe features are available in all 49 markets where Tripadvisor...