Wellness Travel: Shaping America’s Health & Economy
Wellness Tourism Worldwide released “Wellness Travel: Shaping America’s Health & Economy” in early September.
The report identifies multiple partners that could be included in wellness travel, including:
- Medical professionals and wellness practitioners who understand the value of vacations in promoting mental health, physical activity, and social engagement.
- Parks and recreation professionals and outdoor outfitters who value nature’s solution to a sedentary and urbanized lifestyle.
- Museums, cultural attractions, and organizations that understand art’s important role to engagement, innovation, creativity and emotional, intellectual, physical, and social well-being.
- Farms, ranches, and food-related organizations and companies who seek to preserve local food culture and improve health and sustainability.
- Travel businesses, organizations, associations, and professionals that understand vacations are a need—not a luxury—and that travel is a top contributor to the economy.
- Meeting planners and human resource professionals who recognize the growing emphasis on a sustainable work force and the need to maintain the health of meeting and conference participants.
- Organizations that promote family values and understand the need for quality time, personal enrichment, and memory making through travel.
- Progressive business executives, managers, and entrepreneurs who value vacations’ positive impact on productivity and work/life balance.
- Labor unions and other organizations representing workers and advocate for employee rights, benefits, and compensation.
- Insurance companies seeking to reduce claims through wellness promotion and by encouraging physical, social, and emotional well-being through an active and engaged way of life.
- Teachers, schools, universities, colleges, and institutions that promote life-long learning, social studies, creative arts, language skills, and educational enrichment.
- Social justice organizations that support fair trade and responsible community development.
- Environmental organizations that understand that people’s health is tied to the environment in which they live and recreate.
- All people who care about work/life balance, quality of life and well-being.
Defining wellness has been a challenge to advocates, academics, and businesses, but even more formidable has been facilitating higher levels of individual, social, and national well-being.
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