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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.

Clean the World Bounces Back Strong After Hard Hit from Pandemic

ORLANDO, FLA.—The pandemic did many bad things to the hospitality industry and its related organizations. One of the organizations that suffered the most was Clean the World, the Orlando, Fla. based nonprofit that is dependent on donations of soap, amenity bottles, financial support, and volunteers to keep its mission rolling. “The donation drop off was more than 75 percent during the pandemic,” says Robert Montgomery, Clean the World’s VP Product Development. “Clean the World laid off 80 percent of staff. We almost had to close our doors.” Corporate events, at which groups assemble hygiene kits, came to a complete...

Green Lodging News Adds Healthway to Product & Service Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added Healthway to the “Air Filtration/Purification” section of its Green Product & Service Directory. Located in Upstate New York, Healthway designs and engineers scalable, efficient air cleaning solutions for any environment. For hospitality, Healthway has innovated to protect customers and staff from the spread of airborne viruses. The company’s complete line of air purification solutions is built to solve indoor air quality challenges specific to hosting guests in a hotel space. From plug and play portable units to HVAC retrofit systems, Healthway applies its expertise to outfit a hotel’s environment, wherever that may be. Call (315) 298-2904 or e-mail ccobb@healthway.com for...

The Cannabis Plant & Its Green Tourism Potential

INTERNATIONAL REPORT—It would hardly be an exaggeration to consider the cannabis plant as one of the most eco-friendly species on the planet. Let’s start with the fact that among all plants in the moderate climate zone, cannabis holds a record for producing the most biomass per season. This means that it is the fastest in extracting CO2 from the atmosphere. Cannabis, or rather its non-psychoactive version, hemp, is also a completely versatile material that can be turned into biofuel and hempcrete (a much more environmentally friendly alternative to concrete), fabric, plastics, paper, and paints while cannabis seeds have a deserved...

Why You Should Rethink Toxic Cleaning Methods

NATIONAL REPORT—Whether it’s in the context of commercial or home cleaning, going green is an important consideration. The damage of the cleaning industry as it currently exists extends to individual health and impacts the larger climate. The chemicals in cleaning products can damage your health. These chemicals can also enter the environment through the water system. For example, if you flush a toilet or empty a mop bucket down a drain, then that means the ammonia, acids, and other chemicals are going into the environment. Thousands of chemicals just from cleaning products are washed into rivers, streams, and oceans every day. Below...

Launch of WELL Performance Rating Signals Future of Smart, Healthy Buildings

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ.—The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) announced the launch of the WELL Performance Rating, a new rating that recognizes building owners and operators for achieving excellence in healthy building performance aimed to enhance the well-being and experience of the people inside. The announcement was made during the opening session of the WELL Summit, with IWBI leading partner organizations driving a movement for people-first places forward through application of WELL at scale. Developed in collaboration with a host of industry leaders in smart building technologies and with input from IWBI Performance Advisory, WELL Performance Testing Organizations (PTOs) and WELL Enterprise Providers (EPs), the...

Clean Air in Buildings Challenge Provides Roadmap for Ensuring Superior IAQ

In case you missed it, earlier this month, the Biden-Harris Administration released the National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan, a roadmap to move the country forward safely and continue to fight COVID-19 as Americans get back to their more normal routines. Of course, a big part of getting back to normal is improving air quality in whatever dwelling we happen to be in—hotels included. As part of its Preparedness Plan, on March 17, the Administration launched the Clean Air in Buildings Challenge. It calls on all building owners and operators to assess their indoor air quality and make ventilation and air filtration...

Ambius: Most Americans Feel Anxious When Entering Spaces with Poor IAQ

NATIONAL REPORT—A new survey reveals that 74 percent of North Americans feel anxious when entering spaces with poor indoor air quality. This heightened anxiety has led to a shift in priorities for many adults who work, learn, and operate in indoor spaces. The survey of 3,000 U.S. and Canadian adults discovered that 76 percent of North Americans would consider joining the great resignation if wellness factors such as work, life and health balance, indoor air quality, hygiene and cleanliness, mental health support and availability to green space or plants were not provided by their employers. “As we continue to struggle with consequences of...

Leading Authority on Ranch Vacations Launches Website Dedicated to Spa & Wellness Ranches

SONOMA, CALIF.—Gene Kilgore, widely regarded as the world’s leading authority on ranch vacations, announces the launch of a new website dedicated to spa and wellness ranches: https://wellnessranches.com/. This website celebrates the multi-billion Mind, Body, Spirit phenomenon. “This is the perfect moment to highlight the wellness work that some innovative ranches are focusing on,” said Kilgore. His new website shines the spotlight on 11 such ranches in North America that are breaking new ground in the wellness movement. These properties in Arizona, British Columbia, Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon, Montana and Wyoming represent the best of the best in both traditional ranch activities...

Top 10 Global Spa Trends Designed to Heal Mind, Body & Soul

The wellness industry is transforming into a booming trillion-dollar market with plenty of potential for new entrants in the sector, be it new products or services. EHL has compiled a list of the top 10 global spa trends for 2022. The spa experience is no longer simply about pampering; spas are now required to offer an extensive menu of healing therapies for the mind, body, and soul. The COVID Impact on the Wellness Industry & Spa Trends Today, spas may answer most of the desires of an older generation expecting to be offered additional pampering services or a health and wellbeing...

Global Wellness Institute Research Ranks 150 Countries by Wellness Market Size

MIAMI—The nonprofit Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has released “The Global Wellness Economy: Country Rankings,” the first research to measure the wellness economies of 150 nations. It is packed with information on national wellness markets from average wellness spend per capita to the wellness market’s contribution to each nation’s overall economy. The full report is here. The graphs are here. The report is a companion to GWI’s recently released “The Global Wellness Economy: Looking Beyond COVID,” a complete global update on all 11 sectors of the wellness market, finding that the world wellness economy is worth $4.4 trillion and forecast to...