Well-Being Travel has announced details on the company’s inaugural Well-Being Travel Symposium. The Well-Being Travel Symposium will be a by-invitation-only two day conference that will bring together travel professionals with wellness experts, top hotel executives, spa directors and travel suppliers to discuss the growing trends in wellness travel and opportunities for travel sellers and consumers.
“We’re very excited about the upcoming Well-Being Travel Symposium,” says Anne Marie Moebes, Executive Vice President of Well-Being Travel. “With wellness tourism accounting for more than $438 billion* of travel business, it’s an incredibly lucrative niche for both travel sellers and suppliers to take advantage of. Our by-invitation-only symposium will cater both to those who want to first gain a deeper understanding of the market and those who want to get involved.”
Attendees will participate in sessions led by the brightest minds in the health and wellness industries. The agenda will provide an overview of what wellness travel is exactly and cover how to package it, what consumers are looking for in wellness vacations, wellness tourism research findings, a student panel, a trade show and more. Guest speakers include Dr. Stowe Shoemaker, Dean of the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration at UNLV and Anne Dimon of Travel to Wellness.
As part of the symposium, travel sellers will have the opportunity to become Well-Being Travel specialists by completing the first-ever health, wellness and medical travel specialist course, available exclusively through Well-Being Travel and The Travel Institute. The course includes interactive modules that explore selling health and wellness vacations, selling medical travel as well as a ‘how to’ session on successful marketing tactics for this niche. Participants will earn 10 continuing education credits from The Travel Institute upon completion of the course.
The symposium takes place February 18-19, 2014 at the MGM Grand. Early bird registration rates starting at $99 are available through December 31, 2013.
Well-Being Travel, www.well-beingtravel.com.