Editor’s Welcome                                                                       July 2013 Issue

With summer in full swing, we're excited to share information to help you make the most out of your vacation with a variety of short articles from a cool new app to help you organize, to a summer sipper recipe, to protecting your credit cards and cash while traveling to safe celebrations during the July 4th. We are also the proud media supporters of several international conferences that are seeking to advance wellness travel.  Last but certainly not least, many thanks to our hundreds of followers who cast a vote on the importance of vacations by requesting the Exec Summary of  our new report, U.S. Vacationers - Health Happiness & Productivity.  We have some more news to share!

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

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Fun Facts  - U.S. Vacationers Report & Survey Data*
U.S. Surveyed Respondents believe...
  • 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
You will not want to miss out on this report! It provides key information for marketing wellness travel to the American wellness consumer.  For more info click here

* We're happy to share this data.  If you would like to quote our data, please request permission to use copyrighted information. Click here

Meet Ria Dukyers, Founder, Wellness Travel Global
Ria Duykers is the CEO/owner/founder of Wellness Travel Global.   Ria specializes in Executive Health Services, Corporate Retreats and Wellness Vacations.  Read more about her here.
Call +1 403 465 4180
Certified Special Needs Agent
& Special Needs @ Sea Consultant

Our vacations cater to slow walkers and their families and friends. We take care of every detail so you don't have to!

Winner of My Yoga Online

We're pleased to announce the winner is....Karen Vognsen, from Denmark. Congratulations Karen!

Whether you’ve been stuck sitting in a boardroom for hours at time, or worse, you’ve just flown across the country and feel like a pretzel, My Yoga Online  offers Road Warriors the ultimate hassle-free escape to re-balance and de-stress.

Fourth of July Fun & Safety
According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Fourth of July weekend ranks as the deadliest holiday of the year as a result of alcohol-related traffic accidents. In fact for the past 25 years, 51% of all deadly crashes on the Fourth of July were alcohol related. Be proactive, and take precautions to keep yourself and those around you safe.
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Super Summer Sipper
Super Summer Sipper Recipe! 
Whether you’re entertaining over the  weekend or just looking for a cool, nurtrient rich drink, this festive drink can be made with or without alcohol. Recipe courtesy of
  • 3 cups chilled blood orange juice
  • 3 cups chilled pomegranate juice
  • 1 750-ml bottle chilled sparkling wine
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
Meet Jeremy McCarthy, Spa Exec
Avid Surfer, Author & Executive with Starwood Hotels
I had a chance to catch up with Jeremy via email recently and asked him if he would take a few minutes to share what inspires him, some of his life lessons, a favorite quote and a bit about his vacations. Read More 
August 5, Delhi, India
The conference is supported by NABH and will see the participation of Ministry of Tourism, GoI and 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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Make the Most of Your Summer with Springpad App
Springpad and their partner brands and publishers have created their own Notebooks packed with summer tips. They launched the Spring into Summer Guide to help everyone make the most out of their summers --  travel, fitness, entertaining, cooking and other summer fun tips .  Read More
Money Matters During Travel - Protect Your Wallet
Travel can be respite from the daily grind and a chance to live healthier and happier.  In addition to packing and planning, travelers should take some time to safeguard their wallets, credit cards and money. Bennett Schwartz, TD Bank’s Foreign Exchange Managing Director, has some key tips to guide you in your travels.
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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!  Enter to win!
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.
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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