March 2023

Happy National Sleep Awareness Month!

Hope we haven’t caught you in the middle of a yawn. A good night of sleep is an essential component of wellness, as a lack of ZZZs can lead to a range of health problems. A growing trend in the hospitality world is a focus on sleep hygiene as part of a holistic wellness experience. Included in our newsletter this month are a few articles that will help you book the right trip for your sleep-deprived clients.

Meantime, our new alliance. ASTA is growing stronger by the minute. Wellness Travel University is now part of ASTA’s member benefit program. All ASTA members receive free access to our GOLD course, which can be taken to receive a wellness tourism specialist designation. ASTA members get access to all WTU resources, including our comprehensive database of wellness travel consumers. We are hosting our first webinar on wellness travel for ASTA members in April. Stay tuned for details.
As March is designated as National Sleep Awareness Month, it’s fitting to revisit the advice of Dr. Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., otherwise known as the Sleep Doctor. A frequent Organic Spa Magazine contributor, Breus suggests keeping to a routine, whether at home or on the road.

And now that Dr. Breus has convinced you of the importance of sleep to one’s wellness, here are some hotels offering special programs ensuring your clients get their ZZZs.

Scores of new hotels will be opening this year, many of which have a strong wellness component. Here’s a look at Forbes Travel Guide’s most anticipated openings of 2023.

When it comes to booking wellness getaways for clients, don’t forget about the business crowd. In this era of remote work, more companies are planning wellness retreats for corporate meetings and team building.

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