Editor’s Welcome                                                                       August 2013 

August is a time when vacations abound and yet, we also find ourselves anticipating when school and work and resume, and when conference season starts again. WTJ is proud to be the media sponsor of 4 conferences dedicated to health and wellness travel and we're delighted to support travel agents and suppliers vested in the helping others achieve well-being. We're proud to introduce Jeri Donovan and her new career as a wellness travel specialist and feature an article on mindfulness in Alaska from the founder of Wellness Wilderness, Jean Marcey. Many thanks to our readers who cast a vote on the importance of 
vacations with requests for information about our new report, U.S. Vacationers - Health Happiness & Productivity.

Travel Happy. Travel Well.
Camille Hoheb
Editor, Wellness Travel Journal

Fun Facts  - U.S. Vacationers Report & Survey Data*

U.S. Surveyed Respondents believe...
  • Over 90% believe vacations can improve happiness.
  • Nearly 90% believe vacations can improve health.
  • 84% believe vacations can improve productivity 
  • 37% decided to start a health regimen while on vacation

About the Report...unprecedented data on U.S. leisure travel motivations, buying behavior & purchase decisions (trip planning, preferred destinations, activities & more.) Extensive data analysis provides valuable insight to develop marketing strategy & promotion.
The Respondents..a highly educated & well-traveled group interested in wellness travel, 93% have U.S. passports & are ready to travel.
Peer Reviewed by experts in tourism, hospitality & academia. 
Unbiased Reporting...surveys, literary research & interviews.  No sponsored content. 

You will not want to miss out on this report! It provides key information for marketing wellness travel to the American wellness consumer.  New snapshot of the report available click here

* We're happy to share this data.  If you would like to quote or use our images, please request permission to use copyrighted information. Click here
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At Well Traveled, our eye is kept on your well-being during your travels. We craft vacations that are naturally geared towards engaging your mind, invigorating your body and soothing your soul.

Travel Suppliers + Travel Sellers = Success
New Short Surveys: Help identify the needs of the wellness travel community.
Calling All Travel Agents
5 Minute Needs Survey
Click here
Meet Jeri Donovan, Founder, Wellness Traveled - Journeys for the Mind, Body & Soul
Jeri Donovan is the founder of Well Traveled. As a certified Well-Being Travel Specialist, Jeri specializes in wellness cruises, spa destinations, active adventure and yoga and fitness vacations.  
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Super Summer Sipper
Super Summer Sipper Recipes! 
Here are some visual cues of  interesting ways to infuse your water with refreshing fruit so you stay hydrated and healthy during summer.  Enjoy!
August 5, Delhi, India
The conference is supported by NABH and will see the participation of Ministry of Tourism, GoI and a large number of large private players. The conference will see the release of the 5th Wellness Knowledge Paper by FICCI-PwC. 
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September 19-22, Spain
This expo is of special interest to spa tourism, especially providers of natural hot springs and mineral baths. There will be B2B meetings between tour operators and suppliers.
Calling All Travel Suppliers
5 Minute Needs Survey
Click here
A Wellness Retreat to Yukon Island, Alaska
Imagine sitting on the beach, or walking into the woods, to focus intently on something found in nature that represents you and your life.  What would it be and why?  This exercise in mindfulness and re-connecting with nature was just one of the activities at a Wilderness Wellness retreat on Yukon Island, in beautiful Kachemak Bay, Alaska which took place this past July.
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Last Chance to Enter to Win: 
We're pleased to announce there will be two winners announced next month. Enter to win here

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 WTW Advisory Member and as a reviewer of our U.S. Vacationers report. His knowledge and contributions reach far and wide. Purchase his book at

September 12 & 13, China
800+ Professional Visitors
50+ Medical Tourism Facilitations
30+ Speakers
25+ Country Promotion Boards
20+ Media Partners
1:1 Pre-Arranged Business Meetings
Sept. 18-21, Bangkok, 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.
Wellness Travel Trends for 2014
We welcome your input, feedback and suggestions! 
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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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