Strong outlook for wellness tourism in 2013

Metropolitan Hotel BangkokWELLNESS TOURISM is expected to heat up in 2013, according to a forecast by Wellness Tourism Worldwide.

Its top 10 wellness travel tends forecast – based on consumer and business-to-business surveys, site visits, feedback from travel suppliers, destinations and sellers – health-focused hotels, reconnecting through nature, spiritual seekers, indigenous healing experiences, celebrity instructor retreats and inter-generational family holidays.

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In other news from the Asia Pacific Spa and Wellness Coalition (APSWC), Andrew Jacka, president of the Thai Spa Association and APSWC chairman, noted that the Thai association has broken new ground with the launch in 2012 of its World Spa & Wellness Convention in Bangkok, attended by more than 4,000 visitors from 37 countries.

In 2013, the event will be extended an extra day to four days.

Andrew also reported that the Thai Spa & Wellness Awards would be adding new categories in 2013.

In other business, APSWC is seeking nominations for the following positions: Chairman, treasurer (must be in Singapore), and three directors – membership, social media and web guru.

APSWC’s annual general meeting in 2013 will be held in Bangkok at the Metropolitan Hotel on March 28. APSWC’s Strategic Forum 2013 will also be held at the Metropolitan Hotel March 27-29.

Upcoming events:

SpaMeeting Europe & Africa, Paris, France
April 3-4, 2013

Cosmobeaute Vietnam
April 11-13, 2013
 Siagon Exhibition & Convention Centre,
Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

SPATEC Europe 2013
April 24-27, 2013
 Abama Golf Resort & Spa
Tenerife, Spain

Cosmobeaute Asia
July 15-18, 2013
Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur

Thailand Health & Beauty Show, BITEC, Bangkok
July 25-28, 2013

World Spa & Well-being Convention, IMPACT, Bangkok
Sept. 18-21, 2013

World Spa & Well-being Congress, IMPACT, Bangkok
Sept. 18-21, 2013

Thailand Spa & Well-being Awards, Bangkok
Sept. 19, 2013

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