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Editor’s Welcome                                                                        June 2013 Issue

With summer ramping up, we're excited to share information to help you plan a great vacation - including how to stay healthy and fit during travel. There are 3 great contests where you can enter to win a trip, a wellness book and online yoga membership and Wellness Travel Global is offering a special $100 discount for WTJ readers!  We're also very excited to announce the release of Wellness Tourism Worldwide's newest report, U.S. Vacationers - Health Happiness & Productivity, scheduled to release this June.

Wishing you wonderful summer!


Travel Happy. Travel Well.
Camille Hoheb
Editor

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New Report: U.S. Vacationers - Health, Happiness & Productivity
This report is the only one of its kind that merges consumer motivations, purchases patterns and preferred activities and the role of vacations to health, happiness, productivity and transformation. You will not want to miss the release of this report, the infographics or the complimentary free download of the Executive Summary. For more info click here
Special Offer to WTJ Subscribers 
$100 off a wellness vacation booked by September 2013.
For details, contact Ria
Email: wellnesstravelglobal@me.com 
Call +1 403 465 4180
 
55+ Stay  Healthy at Sparkling Hill
7 nights with breakfast, light lunch &  dinner
12 treatments customized for your health
Daily exercise programs & access to fitness studio
Use of 7 sauna & steam rooms,pools, serenity rooms
Consultations with naturopathic physician 
Single $1,645 subject to availability. 
reservations@sparklinghill.com 1.877.275.1556
Enter to Win the Ultimate Okanagan Bucklist Vacation in Canada
One winner will choose from skiing, golf, culinary or wellness
 Click here to enter!
Enter to Win My Yoga Online

Whether you’ve been sitting in a boardroom for 3 days and can no longer touch your toes, or worse, you’ve just flown across the country to learn that your meeting has been rescheduled, 
My Yoga Online  offers Road Warriors the ultimate hassle-free escape to re-balance and de-stress.

Enter to win by clicking here
Give Yourself 10!
Tips to Stay Fit in 10 Minutes!

WTJ caught up with fitness expert, Jenn Zerling, LA-based MS, CPT and author of Breaking the Chains of Obesity, 107 Tools.  Whether you are at home or on the road, Jenn advocates, "Out with the old excuses! Just grab 10 minutes out of your schedule and do the following exercises...And yes, you do have 10 minutes-trust me!"  
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Sparkling Hill in British Columbia
Three days at Sparkling Hill consisted of pampering with wonderfully unique wellness treatments including a -166 F cold sauna, (yes, you read that correctly!) mud and massage, honey detox  and the exotic pantai luar treatment.  The property was designed with Austrian precision and beauty with nearly 4 million crystals throughout but the real beauty of this place is the approach to guest's health. Read more
A Good Read - Win A Copy! or Buy
Jeremy McCarthy, author of The Psychology of Spas and Wellbeing provides insight on positive psychology and  holistic wellbeing. We're proud to have Jeremy as an Advisory Member of Wellness Tourism Worldwide. His knowledge and contributions reach far and wide. Enter to win a copy of his book or purchase at Amazon.com!  Enter to win!
Doing Good
These photos are hard to look at but they tell a tell of altruism and transformation.  I recently caught up Sara Beth Farney, Founder of CreateActivty to learn about an amazing massage therapist, Staci Nicoletti, who fully funded  a facial reconstruction operation for a boy she never met, from across the globe. She did this by donating a portion of her earnings each week since 2011.
Read more 
www.CreateActivity.org
No.1 Question to Ask Yourself
What's the Purpose of My Wellness Trip?

Vacations are precious and planning for your wellness trip is part of the fun!  The first question to ask yourself hinges on the goal of your trip. Is it to kick start a new health regiman? Take part in a fitness challenge? Enhance your yoga practice? Relax and decompress? Bond over adventure travel? Learn a new hobby like surfing in an exotic location? By identifying a goal, you'll have a clear picture of your ideal trip.
Vernon Promotes Wellness Travel
With a private tour from Vernon's Tourism Director, I experienced the power of nature first-hand as we toured the scenic vistas and stopped along the way at farms, orchards, a Farmer's market and speciality honey store with their own bee keeper. Vernon's take on wellness is all about the great outdoors, the 4 seasons and sports such as golf, skiing, fishing, biking, hiking and leisure activities such as festivals, wine tasting and more.  www.tourismvernon.com
Planes, Germs & Travel Health
A study from the Journal of Environmental Health Research showed that colds may be more than 100 times more likely to be transmitted on a plane than during normal daily life on the ground. Viruses are able to thrive when the air isn’t as hot and they travel faster when the weather is not as humid, making it easier for them to go from one person to the next.
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Sept. 18-21, Bankok, Thailand
World Spa & Well-being Convention (WSWC) is an annual international spa event supporting spa, health and wellness operators, investors and spa-therapists worldwide. For more information click here.
Advertise with Us
If you are a travel agent or travel supplier interested in expanding into the wellness travel market, and would like to inquire about advertising rates and marketing opportunities, please send an email with "ad rates" in the subject line and click here.


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