Spafinder Wellness announces inaugural Wellness Travel Awards
Above: Spafinder Wellness 365 chief brand officer Mia Kyricos.
Spafinder Wellness 365 has announced the first Wellness Travel Awards. Launched in reflection of the growth of the wellness travel industry, expected to be worth US$678.5 billion by 2017, the awards will honour spas, hotels, retreats and resorts deemed to offer outstanding wellness experiences.
Open to properties around the world, the awards will name the leading wellness destinations in a range of categories that include Best Healthy Stay, Best for Weight loss and Nutrition, Best for Romance, Best for the Mind, Best for Medical Services and Best for Girlfriend Getaways.
Spafinder Wellness 365 chief brand officer Mia Kyricos said: “People are redefining what they want when on vacation or traveling for business. Our research shows they are clearly looking for transformative experiences and environments that leave them healthier when they check out than when they checked in. Our goal is to create new resources, such as the Wellness Travel Awards, that help people make the best choices to feel good and live well every day–especially when traveling.”
Initial nominations will be made by an international judging panel of 26 spa and wellness journalists and other industry experts. Voting will then open to consumers on June 19, remaining open until September 19. The winners will be announced at the World Travel Market, held in London on November 3-6.