Goa and Bali among top 10 destinations for wellness retreats

With wellness tourism continuing to gain popularity at a rapid rate, travel planning and booking site Trip Advisor  has rounded up the top 10 destinations for wellbeing around the world.

 The list was curated by identifying the destinations with the highest amount of related search items such as wellness, yoga and meditation.

 The top 10 global wellness destinations are:

  1. Bali, Indonesia
  2. Rishikesh, India
  3. Sedona, Arizona, USA
  4. Hepburn Springs, Australia
  5. Ko Samui, Thailand
  6. Costa Rica
  7. Goa, India
  8. Zermatt, Switzerland
  9. Maldives
  10. Ibiza, Spain

Brooke Ferencsik, senior director of communications for TripAdvisor, said: “For travellers looking to improve their spiritual or physical health, or just an escape for a digital detox, these destinations offer a wide variety of peaceful accommodations and experiences to revitalise the soul.”

According to the Global Wellness Institute, the sector of wellness tourism accounted for more than £400 billion in 2015, which is a 14% increase from 2013, and is expected to grow to more than £600 billion by 2020.