Wellness breaks key to the holiday market

People return from holiday feeling more tired than when they left, unless they opted for a wellness break, according to new research.

Spafinder Wellness 365 surveyed 3,352 global respondents and found that the vast majority (85%) returned from holiday feeling less revitalised than when they left, unless they opted for a holiday that put relaxation at its core.

Spafinder defines wellness travel “as holidays, getaways and business trips that help travellers stay (or get) well when travelling” by offering distinct wellness-related programmes and facilities. From nutrition, healing and mindset to state-of-the-art spas, fitness and wellness centres.

Wellness tourism is one of the fastest-growing travel categories, according to research from the Global Wellness Institute, and has experienced 50% more growth than global tourism overall.

The survey also found that 82% of travellers want a holiday with spa treatments. Meanwhile, 87% want healthier food and 70% would like to use a gym when they are abroad.

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