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Editor’s Welcome                                                                       Sept.  2013 

September is ramping up with many exciting events and opportunities for those that are passionate about wellness + travel. I'm excited to be a panelist in ASTA's annual conference in Miami and this will be my third year as a speaker at Termatalia's spa and wellness expo. It's been a busy summer surveying the most interesting wellness + travel topics for our readers. This edition is chock full of inspiration and information. From wellness retreat announcements, travel tips and an introduction to the fabulous Parks Prescription for Wellness initiative to a fun app to use while on vacation, a healthy box lunch recipe and insight into why vacations increase productivity. And for our travel professionals & wellness practitioners, don't miss The Guide to Selling Wellness Travel.  Lastly, to recap August, WTJ was pleased to be a  a media sponsor of the  FICCI Wellness 2013 Conference in India and as a result, we're pleased to share the PwC wellness report (courtesy of FICCI) with our readers by request for a limited time. Enjoy!

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

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Women's Wellness Day, L.A. 

Saturday, September 28th - Topanga Canyon
Gentle exercises, postural suggestions and a unique  approach to physical & emotional health will be introduced.  Restful & rejuvenating, the event will take place at the beautiful Tara Healing Sanctuary and is  hosted by The Movement Academy Project.  More info

Blissing Out in Bali - Don't Miss this Amazing Retreat with Kim Serafini
Don't miss this retreat for powerful personal transformation. It's positive, profound  and includes pampering in paradise! WTJ negotiated an amazing rate of $2,997 USD (a savings or $2,000!) For more info click here.
Enter to Win A Sleek, Slim, Travel Wallet

The HuMn Wallet technology securely protects against anyone attempting to steal your credit card & I.D. information by preventing RFID skimming, This high tech, unique design is durable, stylish, thin and will outlast traditional wallets. These cool, hip wallets are customizable and range from $76-$114. One lucky winner will win the uber cool HuMn.  Enter here.
Navigating the Vegas Strip:
Monorail Special in September

 The LV Monorail provides a quick, efficient way to travel the 4 mile strip with access to the most famous attractions.  For September, receive $4 dollars off the purchase of a 2-day passes. Redeem online using Promo code RR0913. www.lvmonorail.com 
European Plaice: A healthy, easy recipe from microwave to lunch box. Take it to work & feel good about what you're eating. For the recipe, click here
Super Summer Sipper
Inspiration from Mountain Trek
Fresh air, healthy food, hiking, health education, rebooting, detoxing, yoga, steam room, sauna - you'll find it at www.mountaintrek.com
Join Us at ASTA Miami!
If you'd like to meet or schedule some time with the Editor of the Wellness Travel Journal, please send a meeting request by clicking here.  I'm super excited about being a panelist and introducing travel agents to wellness travel! 
"Postkard" - Cool New IPhone App 
Send a real postcard from your IPhone to anywhere in the U.S.  This handy little app allows you to select any photo from Facebook, Instagram or your phone's picture library & transforms it into a personalized 4.25 x 6 postcard front. Write a message on the backside up to 100 words. What's so cool is your high quality postcard will be send my mail to any U.S. address. Use "Free" for your first card!  Click here.

Doctors Prescribing Parks for Health
The Power of Nature

Congratulations to MontegomeryParksPrescription.org
Patients and their parents were interviewed at community health centers  before being seen by doctors for wellness visits. Doctors prescribed time in parks to prevent and mitigate obesity, asthma and diabetes. Patients and doctors were both interviewed three months after initial contact to verify effectiveness and the program has received much success. Now if every doctor wrote an RX to enjoy our beautiful parks!
Join Us in Spain!
Yes, it's true...before ASTA ends, I'm excited to fly to Spain to present wellness travel at Termatalia again. This expo focuses on the healing power of natural hot springs and mineral water. 

Wellness Tourism Worldwide will an exhibitor  and WTJ is pleased to be a media sponsor. 


TAT Gifts Newly Released Guide to Attendees of Thailand's Health & Wellness Travel Seminar
I'm delighted to have released advance copies of "The Guide to Selling Travel" at Thailand Tourism Authority's event "Amazing Thailand. Amazing Well-Being." TAT Los Angeles gifted copies of the guide to all attendees including travel agents, tour operators and medical tourism facilitators. Many thanks to Ben Fleming, Proud Sukthavorn, Kulpromote Wannalert and the entire team at Thailand Tourism Authority for their generous support.
The Guide to Selling Wellness Travel
Here's What Others Are Saying....

One of our travel agents just returned from Thailand Tourism Authority's seminar and showed me your "Guide to Selling Wellness Travel." You clearly have extensive knowledge about this niche.Very impressive! It's a great resource for our agency!  
-Kate Malczynski, Coastline Travel Advisors

I love Camille Hoheb's, how-to guide.  It's comprehensive and contains valuable statistics I can use to expand my business.  Camille created cliff notes for travel industry entrepreneurs, and a training manual for new employees or partners in the Wellness Travel Industry.  It's a true breakthrough!  
-Krystina Price, MedicalTourismLite.com

For more info or to Purchase Click Here


Ready to Roll Up Your Sleeves After Summer Vacation?

Our surveyed U.S. consumers believe vacations can improve productivity. With Labor Day signaling the end of summer vacations, did you take a vacation that made you feel rested and therefore more productive when returning to work?   This particular group of surveyed respondents believe in the power of vacations in improving health, happiness productivity and transformation

To find out more about the psychology behind U.S. leisure travel motivations, purchase patterns & trip behavior or to request the free report snapshot (including infographic)  click here. 

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Request the Free Report, ""Imperatives for Growth: The Wellness Industry" 

Wellness Travel Journal was a proud media sponsor of the FICCI Wellness 2013 this past August.  The theme was "Wellness in India - A Sustainable Growth and Future Roadmap" and PwC as the knowledge partner released it's report "Imperatives for Growth: The Wellness Industry."   It's a very interesting report that I'm happy to share with WTJ readers, courtesy (and with permission) from FICCI.  

To receive your free report, send a request by clicking here. We'll be sending the report out on Friday and on a periodic basis for a limited time. And if you like what you see and what WTJ is doing  --   "Like" Wellness Tourism Worldwide on Facebook :) 
Wellness Travel Trends for 2014
What  wellness travel trends are you seeing in hotels, air transit and destinations?
Tell us and you may be quoted in our next forecast!
editor@wellnesstraveljournal.com 
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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