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WTM London 2019 to Shine Light on Lucrative Wellness Tourism Market

World Travel Market 2018, ExCeL London. Photo Source: WTM London

Experts and entrepreneurs will be taking the pulse of the booming multibillion-pound wellness sector during the World Travel Market (WTM) London 2019, scheduled to run during November 4-6 at ExCeL London.

“The wellness tourism sector goes from strength to strength each year,” WTM London Senior Exhibition Director Simon Press said.

According to the Global Wellness Institute, wellness tourism is currently estimated to be worth more than $639 billion a year – and growing at twice the pace of general tourism.

“Our programme of debates, backed up by hundreds of networking and business opportunities, means that WTM London is offering a very healthy diet of ideas, inspiration and connections to help firms to make the most of this growing sector in 2020 and beyond,” Press added.

Wellness tourism: Panel discussions

Two panel discussions about making the most of this lucrative market will take place in the Inspiration Zones, while scores of exhibitors will display their wellness credentials out on the floor of ExCeL London.

The first will be Launching & Optimising Your Brand in the Wellness Space. It will explore how tourist organisations, hospitality brands and tour operators are increasingly marketing their wellness offerings.

The moderator will be Anne Dimon – Co-founder and President of the Wellness Tourism Association – who has decades of experience in wellness, travel, journalism and PR. She will be joined by three expert speakers: Emily Mikus, Brand Manager at G Adventures; Mark Hennebry, Vice Chairman at Danubius Hotel Group; and entrepreneur Joanne Vomiero, Director and Founder of In This Life Wellness Travel.

– Launching & Optimising Your Brand in the Wellness Space
When: November 5, 15:00 – 16:00
Where: Asia Inspiration Zone

The second debate titled A New Decade of Wellness Travel, will present an overview of the latest trends, look forward to the next decade in this sector and discuss the outlook with expert speakers. They will be Ozgur Cengiz, who manages the JOALI WellBeing Resort in the Maldives, and Aldina Duarte Ramos, the Global Director of Wellbeing for Accor’s luxury brands.

– A New Decade of Wellness Travel
When: November 6, 11:00 – 12:00
Where: Americas Inspiration Zone

Meanwhile, delegates can meet more than 150 companies on the exhibition floor, which specialise in wellness. There are also dozens more hotels, tourist boards, tour operators, attractions and venues that offer wellness and spa services.

WTM London, the leading global event for the travel industry, is the must-attend three-day exhibition for the worldwide travel and tourism industry.

The Greek Travel Pages (GTP) is an official media partner of WTM London 2019.

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