Archive | Psychology of Spas and Wellbeing

The Rise of Wellness Tourism

I just returned from India, where I had the opportunity to attend the Global Spa and Wellness Summit in Delhi, which kicked off with a congress on the rise of Wellness Tourism.  The easiest way to define wellness tourism is by differentiating it from medical tourism.  Medical tourism involves people traveling to a destination in […]

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The Promise of Spa

This week, Intelligent Life magazine posted an article on their blog refuting the benefits of spas.  Spas often take a bad rap as being a superficial luxury indulgence (“dedicated to narcissism” the Intelligent Life article says.) The article describes spas as “a mish-mash of promises” using a hodge-podge of modern technologies alongside ancient healing remedies […]

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Why First Impressions Don’t Matter Much

A great article by Andrea Petersen appeared in the Wall Street Journal Travel section last week outlining the “Hidden Ways Hotels Court Guests Faster.”  The article focused on all the ways that different hotel brands are trying to dazzle their guests with an excellent first impression. Hotel industry executives (myself included) were likely to be […]

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