NEW YORK, New York – Spafinder Wellness 365™ today announced the nominees for the first-ever Wellness Travel Awards, the only awards that recognize the spas, hotels, resorts and retreats worldwide dedicated to offering experiences and environments that leave visitors healthier when they check out than when they checked in. Nominees were named on six continents, in over 40 countries and in 18 categories.
Wellness enthusiasts can vote for their favorite nominees at spafinder.com today through September 19, 2104. Wellness Travel Award winners will be announced during the World Travel Market, which will take place in London, November 3-6.
An independent global panel comprised of 26 spa, wellness and travel journalists and industry experts selected the official nominees.
“We are honored members of this prestigious panel devoted so much of their time to ensure the most deserving locations from around the world were nominated,” said Spafinder Chief Brand Officer Mia Kyricos. “The Wellness Travel Awards recognize a rapidly growing demand for healthier travel options and make it easier for people to live well when they are on the road, whether they are in Chile on vacation or traveling in Japan for business.”
Spafinder defines wellness travel “as vacations, getaways and business trips that help travelers stay (or get) well when traveling” by offering distinct wellness-related programs and facilities. From nutrition, healing and mindset to state-of-the-art spas, fitness and wellness centers, these travel destinations make the wellbeing of travelers a top priority.
According to research conducted for the Global Wellness Institute, wellness tourism is one of the fastest-growing travel categories, already representing one in seven tourism dollars and experiencing nearly 50 percent more growth than global tourism overall.
Spafinder.com is the only website that offers consumers over 20,000 curated wellness options, including five-star resorts, yoga and fitness programs and spa locations.
About Spafinder Wellness, Inc.: Spafinder Wellness, Inc.® is the world’s largest media and marketing company for the spa and wellness industry and the leading consumer resource for feeling good and living well all year round. With over 25 years of experience as a spa and wellness authority, millions of people find inspiration to keep well every day via the Spafinder Wellness 365™ brand, also known for its widely distributed gift cards—available at 70,000-plus retailers worldwide—and its global network of 20,000-plus spas, salons, fitness, yoga and Pilates studios and travel destinations. The company’s Corporate Wellness 365™ division offers incentive products and partnerships that help to foster wellness in the workplace. Learn more at spafinder.com, spafinder.co.uk and spafinder.ca.