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Editor’s Welcome                                                                                  June 2014   

Oh the joys of summer! It's the season for vacations, getaways and gatherings with family and friends. Summer evokes those special childhood memories when time off from school gave way to adventure, fun and abandon. Three cheers for summer vacations, happy travels and jumping into the deep end!
 
Travel Happy. Travel Well.
Camille Hoheb, Editor, Wellness Travel Journal
- June is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month -
Sunburn. Skin Damage. Cancer. 
Lack of Vacation Time Pushes Wellness Travel to the Forefront
There's an undeniable gap between the lack of vacation time among Americans and the need to have time off to de-stress, reconnect and have better quality of life. Read more. 
SwaSwara, translates to the inner voice of the Self, it is an expression of the power of wellbeing in a space rich with healing energy. Located near Om beach in Gokarna, India, all the elements of nature embrace you, resting and rejuvenating body and spirit. Kalari Kovilakom has been restored and recreated into a unique Ayurveda hospital. Combining the healing experience of India's ancient medicinal system, Ayurveda, with the grace and scale of palace living.  www.unique-lifestyle-experiences.com
Wellness Summit Week: 3,000 air miles, 1,500 car miles: one heck of a ride. 
A 5 day journey combing work and exploration through Upstate NY and Vermont.  Read More.
Fun, Frivolity, Sun & Sea:
30th Annual Underwater Music Festival: July 12, Lower Keys, Florida
Divers and snorkelers can explore a portion of the continental United States' only living coral barrier reef while rocking to a sub-sea concert during the 30th annual Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival. The quirky songfest has drawn several hundred divers and snorkelers each year to immerse themselves in the colorful marine environment. The  concert's playlist typically ranges from humpback whale recordingsto ocean-themed songs such as Jimmy Buffett's "Fins," Donovan's"Atlantis" and the Beatles' "Octopus's Garden."  Bound to cause smiles, fun and happy memories! www.lowerkeyschamber.com
Wellness Travel Industry News 
Recommendation to "Avoid Wellness" in Wellness Tourism Is a Big Mistake
Wellness travel is an opportunity to improve economic growth and population health by educating the world on wellness.  How can  wellness tourism be understood if suddenly the term is negated from our lexicon just as it is being accepted and is gaining momentum?  Read More

Adirondack Wellness Summit
Gathering to Learn & Grow
Here's what Wellness Summit host, Earnest Hohenmeyer had to say....

It was a powerful meeting. Comments from speakers, panelists and participants were sincere, provocative and challenging.There was the overall emphasis to work – and grow – together. Most revealing though was the need to do so – in a new way. Over 100 businesses, organizations and community groups expressed an interest in the Adirondack Wellness Summit. More than 75 participated.

Camille Hoheb of Wellness Tourism Worldwide and keynote speaker quickly defined what wellness travel is not. It is not just “spa vacations” or “clinical” wellness. Wellness is now about outdoor recreation, local foods, culture, the arts and practitioners.  And as Ms. Hoheb spoke, the energy in the room rose as it became evident; the Adirondack stakeholders are in a perfect position to take advantage of this new economic opportunity. It is not just visitor travel. Ms. Hoheb provided examples of other types of wellness activities including working with veterans, tackling the rising problem of obesity, re-connecting families and perhaps the biggest one: reducing stress.

If you are a destination, CVB, destination management company or alliance of professionals seeking to build  a wellness tourism initiative,  Wellness Tourism Worldwide's workshops and special events brings stakeholders together for community building, collaboration and development.  Contact us for more information.

Coming in July: Watch for our coverage of the ISPA Media Event.
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Why You Shouldn't Miss Out 

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The first and only comprehensive report with survey data linking the importance of vacations to health, happiness & productivity of American leisure travelers (specifically affluent, educated consumers, 93% have a US passport and are vested in wellness + travel).

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Termatalia Argentina has launched an intensive campaign to attract participation from international stakeholders across health, wellness and spa sectors for their expo taking place in Argentina Oct 2-4th

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