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As travelling hopefully resumes as soon as the pandemic is globally under control, health and wellbeing-focused retreats are poised to be especially in demand, bringing a wealth of brand-new products to prospective guests who yearn for some relaxation.
The pandemic has changed the habits of travellers dramatically, and more people are favouring wellness staycations, focusing on immunity-boosting retreats, wellness trips, private jet journeys, and remote workations.
According to the report of the Global Wellness Institute, the wellness industry is projected to reach a volume of $919 billion by 2022, accounting for 18 per cent of the global tourism industry.
The report also states that, on average, for every $6 spent on tourism globally, $1 flows into the wellness market.
Over the past five years, Asia has led the way in terms of both taken trip numbers and wellness tourism revenue.
With the pandemic impacting physical and mental wellbeing, global travellers are craving restorative and health-fortifying escapes – a trend that is also on the rise in Vietnam, where several hotel and resorts are currently preparing exclusive offers to welcome back their guests.
Tourism experts expect an unprecedented rise in the number of travellers looking for domestic wellness breaks. Due to the continued hampering of consumer confidence in foreign travel, people are looking for holidays to improve their health and fitness without always having to go overseas.
Healthy vacations provide attractive benefits that will entice people despite the uncertainties of travel restrictions and such trips are a chance to escape one’s home and improve the immune system in a healthier climate, including some much-needed fun after spending a long time in isolation.
Following the trends, luxury hospitality around the country is preparing itself to offer some of the finest wellness retreats for domestic and, whenever possible, international travellers.